What’s the most tattered book you own?
For me, it’s “A Moveable Feast.” I take my paperback copy with me every time I go to Paris. It’s become a sort of tradition to read it on the long plane ride. The spine is broken from underlining sentences on that horrible little pull-down tray. The pages are yellow and some are stained with red wine. (I hate to fly, so wine helps.) The cover has a huge crease from getting smashed under a pillow. Recently I found a pretty fabric cover that fits the book perfectly. It actually looks presentable now.
But this week, it occurred to me: Why not just get a copy of the book on Kindle, since I’m bringing my Kindle anyway on my trip this month.
Then again I would miss not being able to reread everything I underlined last time…I don’t know. I think it’s me and this 1970s edition of A Moveable Feast for life.
You know what I mean?
(Photo by Flat World Sedge.)