Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How To Open a New Book

My friend Becky sent me a link to some instructions of how to open a new book. I am sharing it here:

...Ah the good old days. Sometimes I fear the modern ways of opening a book have become a little too complicated. (But I still love my eReader.)

Also, I couldn't share this without sharing this hilarious video of a medieval help desk. A medieval "techie" helps a person with brand new technology, the book:

So what do you think? Do you have any rituals, traditions, or habits you engage in when you open a new book for the first time?


  1. hey! i'm a new follower! love your blog and looking forward to your postings! hope you will stop by my blog and follow me! =]


  2. Thanks for mentioning me, Lari! :)

    That video is HILARIOUS!

  3. Lindsay- Thank you! I am stopping by your blog as soon as I finish commenting here. :)

    Becky- Of course! I know isn't it great? :)

  4. I have an very old book that has a slip of paper like that. It was for the olden days readers, but works just has well for today's readers. :)
    I love the smell of books, old and new. It may sound odd, but one of my rituals is I open the book and smell the pages. I actually don't know if I could call it a ritual or a habit.

  5. Sarrah- I do the same thing every time! Sometimes I wonder if they use some kind of narcotic in the book binding glue.

  6. Hi, Larissa. I found you through Book Blogs. Nice to meet you. I'm following you now.

  7. You just made my day! That is to funny.

  8. Kelly - Hello! Nice to meet you too. I'm checking out your blog now.

    Rebecca - Yes! I love making people's days. :D

  9. Lari, haha there might be something in the glue, or paper, or ink... or just in the plain magic of books.

  10. OMG!! I could have written those instructions. I am an absolute beast about how someone handles my books. I'm very particular about the way they're handled. Oddly enough, not so much with kids. I'm a new GFC follower and my blog is about the darker side of fiction. I'm at

  11. Blue- I know what you mean! I even get finicky with paperbacks. Sometimes I'll let someone look at a paperback of mine, and they'll FOLD THE COVER BEHIND THE BOOK. It is so hard not to flip out right then and there.


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