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