Do you prefer books with a dust jacket? What do you do with your dust jacket while reading? Leave it on or take it off? (Question courtesy of Kim from Page after Page)
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I don’t actually have a great many books with dust jackets* – mostly because harcover books are just a little out of my price range. But when Kim mentioned dust jackets on her blog last week it got me thinking. I do like them in principle; it is, after all, a good idea to protect the book cover. But when it comes to my books they don’t really serve this purpose.
The whole time they’re on my shelf that dust jacket stays on, keeping them nice and cozy. But as soon as I take them down to read, that dust jacket comes straight off and stored somewhere safe till I’m done. After all, I wouldn’t want the jacket to get damaged! Somehow, I think this is defeating the purpose.
But what about you guys, how do dust jackets fare in your library?
*Okay, I just counted, I have 15, which I have to say, is more than I thought I did.