Stripped Naked

 

I always take off the dust jacket before reading a hardcover book.

If not it bothers me when I hold the book (it slips up and down).

the naked book

 

My issue then becomes where I will temporarily put it until I finish the book.

It looks so odd lying there, purposeless, homeless.

 

the book jacket

 

 

When I finish the book, I reclothe it.   And in its protective armour, it joins the others on the bookshelf waiting to be read again.

being reclothed