Discussion: Books at the Beach
Kel Sunday, July 20, 2014 discussionHow protective are you of your books? Do you cringe at the idea of lending them to others? Do you fear dog-eared corners and cracked spines or worse- water damage?
I ask because this morning I faced a dilemma. Do I take books into one of the most dangerous environments known to paper? The BEACH. Duh duh DUH.
To cut the suspense, yes, I packed the library book I was in the middle of (Illusive) and a paperback in case I finished/got bored. (Side note: the library book has a lovely plastic cover on the outside and, aside from a grain of sand here and there, sustained zero damage. :) ) But I'm curious. Summer means visits to the beach or pool or lake or some body of water. Which usually means sand and/or splashing.
I thought about taking my Nook, but sand and water are just as dangerous to it, and if I want to take a walk...I admit I'm a little worried about leaving my stuff alone and unwatched, especially electronics. But you take all the same risks with library books and personal books.
Do you have special rules for what can go to the beach/pool?