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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

24 Festive Tasks: Guy Fawkes Day, Task #2

List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books.  Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.


1.  Plagiarism.  This is a case where imitation is NOT the sincerest form of flattery.  Copying someone else's work without attribution demeans their efforts and talents and ultimately makes the plagiarist look like small.


2.  Not returning borrowed books in the condition they were lent in.  (Or, not returning them at all.).  This one chaps my hide; with the exception of two people in my life I just don't lend books any longer.


3.  Cracking spines, dog-earing pages or, treasons of all treasons, book art.  I don't judge (much) what other people do in the name of love for their books, but my books are beloved objects that I treat with respect.  Dog-earing and spine splitting make me flinch, but book art makes me nauseous.