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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about dust jackets.
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)
I love dust jackets and collect them. I ALWAYS take them off while I read a book, whether the book belongs to me or not. I have a huge respect for books and like to keep the dust jackets in tip top condition. The paperback What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell, had a great dust jacket with a secret picture underneath, which I loved. I also enjoy, but have not seen in a while, dust jackets that have a picture on the front, which continues across the spine to the back. I absolutely adore those! It reminds me of the days I used to buy vinyl LP's (treasured possessions) with detailed and colourful front and back album covers I could just study for ages. *Sigh* Those were the days.
So yes, I get very excited about dust jackets and have my favourites on display in my living room. If someone borrows a book of mine, they do not get the dust jacket. Some things are just too sacred.
Here is a great article about dust jackets and their history. You can also see some good examples of "whole picture" dust jackets as above. Photo credit: same page.
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