There are dozens of pet peeves that get on book readers’ nerves. Like Amazon shipping you every single book in its own separate box when order loads of them or when the bottom parts of 2 pages are still connected. Then there are the big no-no’s that will make any book lover mad. Like people burning books or tearing off the pages of the books that they’re reading. One. [Rip.] By. [Tear.] One. [Rip.]

We know that you enjoy books, dear readers, so we here at Bored Panda have collected a list of pictures that will infuriate any book lover and literature enthusiast. Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and let us know in the comments what other book-related things get your blood boiling.

Bored Panda reached out to The Willoughby Book Club, the UK's leading personalized book subscription service, and spoke with Director Marianne Chala about the pet peeves that book-lovers have and the things that infuriate them the most. “Our staff are comprised of book obsessives, booksellers, and library assistants—I was a bookseller myself for 20 years before joining The Willoughby Book Club, so we have seen a lot of abominations towards books in our careers!” she said. Scroll down for our full interview with Marianne, as well as our chat with the founders of the Book Box Club.

#1

The Only Book In The Store That's Wrapped In Plastic Is This One

The Only Book In The Store That's Wrapped In Plastic Is This One

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Rob Chapman
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1 month ago

Oh, the irony

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#2

No God, Nooooo. God, Please No

No God, Nooooo. God, Please No

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Mr Dewey rolls in grave

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#3

Ordered 27 Books From Amazon On A Single Order. Got 27 Boxes With 1 Book Each Delivered

Ordered 27 Books From Amazon On A Single Order. Got 27 Boxes With 1 Book Each Delivered

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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1 month ago

Cat castle building material

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Marianne said that some of the pet peeves that she and The Willoughby Book Club have include artsy houses where people arrange their books with the spines facing inwards. “This is a crime against literature,” she told us.

Cracked spines also anger Marianne and her staff, especially when it’s done on purpose and in front of patient, long-suffering book lovers. The book club also hates film tie-in covers (“We’re all snobs, and loathe these!” Marianne exclaimed), as well as books bought just for show without any intention of reading them.“

Bored Panda also spoke to Marianne about the worst things that she’s ever seen somebody do to books. Among these was a beloved book lent to a family member that was mauled by a dog, a burst pipe that destroyed a whole collection of books and ‘might have’ made Marianne cry, and a large hardback that was sawn in half with a breadknife because it was “too big to read in bed.”

#4

This Price Sticker That Ruined The Cover Of This 1908 Book

This Price Sticker That Ruined The Cover Of This 1908 Book

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Bored Birgit
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1 month ago

Oh boy. That's so sad.

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#5

Instead Of Putting In A Bookshelf, This Coffee Shop Cut The Spines Of The Books And Glued Them To A Shelf

Instead Of Putting In A Bookshelf, This Coffee Shop Cut The Spines Of The Books And Glued Them To A Shelf

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visvalin Vamadevan
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1 month ago

I’d be the most annoyed because I would definitely try to get one to read and then realise.

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#6

This Is The Last Page Of A Book In My School's Library. This Isn't The Only Time It Happened Either

This Is The Last Page Of A Book In My School's Library. This Isn't The Only Time It Happened Either

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Nea
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1 month ago

The person just made stephen king more mysterious for you!

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“From working in bookshops, I have had books returned for a refund that have been dropped in the pool on holiday and are crunchy with sand… or when 50 Shades of Grey was the thing, we’d get copies returned with the spine cracked on the saucy bits. I have seen sandwiches, burgers and on one memorable day, a whole burrito tucked into the shelves with the books… and a large coffee upended on the Christmas display tables of bestsellers— ugh, it’s giving me hives to have to re-live it,” Marianne told us about all the horrible things she’s seen done to books. Poor books. They deserve better.

Marianne went into detail about book borrowing etiquette and how long it’s polite to hold onto them. “I’m cringing a little at this because I am a notorious book magpie and have ‘accumulated’ quite a few books that were lent to me in good faith. This is Not Okay and was the most frowned upon behavior from the Willoughby team,” she said.

#7

Looking Through An Old Cookery Book I Just Found And There's A Squashed Frog As A Bookmark

Looking Through An Old Cookery Book I Just Found And There's A Squashed Frog As A Bookmark

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Troux
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1 month ago

Maybe it contains a recipe for frog jerky?

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#8

This Hardcopy Ela Book Is Complete With Useless Hyperlinks And And Unwatchable Videos. Go American Education System

This Hardcopy Ela Book Is Complete With Useless Hyperlinks And And Unwatchable Videos. Go American Education System

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Harley Hans Hoglin
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1 month ago

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#9

Got Bumped To First Class (Super Sweet) Only To Witness This Lady Tearing Off The Pages Of The Book She's Reading

Got Bumped To First Class (Super Sweet) Only To Witness This Lady Tearing Off The Pages Of The Book She's Reading

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Zoe Drake
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1 month ago

WHY!?

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“We’ve all fallen victim to it (but I’m the only one owning up to doing it myself!). It also raises the issue of hurt in the poor lender. As Alisha says, the lender can feel very let down that the book they love is not being cherished to the correct degree… ‘It’s like seeing a friend mistreated.’ None of us set deadlines, that’s just not how it goes, but I think if you don’t see it back in a few months, you can wave goodbye to it forever.”

Marianne added: “Despite the risk of books not being returned, we all love books and will take that risk to pass the love on. It’s so great when someone loves a book you’ve recommended, and we’re really lucky to be able to do that for a job!”

#10

Burned Down The "Take A Book, Leave A Book"

Burned Down The "Take A Book, Leave A Book"

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

What an asshole thing to do. Geez some people have zero respect.

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#11

This Hotel Doesn't Allow You To Use Books For Their Intended Purpose

This Hotel Doesn't Allow You To Use Books For Their Intended Purpose

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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1 month ago

Books should not be decor. They’re meant to be passports to other worlds.

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#12

I Don't Think I Should Read This Deign Chapter In My Book

I Don't Think I Should Read This Deign Chapter In My Book

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Kaisu
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1 month ago

The design is fine, the layout not so much

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The Willoughby Book Club offers personalized book subscriptions: they’ll provide you with a bespoke selection of books they think you’ll love and all you have to do is answer a few questions about your reading tastes and genre.

“Subscriptions are available for 3, 6, or 12 months in a variety of genres from Contemporary Fiction to Wellness and each month, one title arrives beautifully gift wrapped to your door,” Marianne explained what services the book club provides. “This makes the perfect gift for voracious readers, difficult to buy for relatives, and children building a lifelong relationship with reading alike. We also make the perfect gift for lockdown: let us take the stress out of choosing reading matter for yourself or your gift recipient, and as each subscription is selected with the reader in mind, no two subscriptions are ever the same.”

The Willoughby Book Club also donates a book to Book Aid International for every subscription purchased. They do this to “work toward their vision of a world where everybody has access to books that educate, inspire, and change lives.”

#13

This Store Sells Books Wrapped In Packaging So Readers Can Pick A Book From Just A Sentence. Somebody Opened All Of Them

This Store Sells Books Wrapped In Packaging So Readers Can Pick A Book From Just A Sentence. Somebody Opened All Of Them

Only one shelf of the store sells books like these. People usually get these as gifts or when they want to explore new books without judging them by their cover. There are other books in the store so I don't know why the person felt that it was okay to do this.

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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1 month ago

The same person opens other people’s birthday presents.

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#14

Book Murderer

Book Murderer

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gloria benado
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1 month ago

Beyond horrible!

Raine Soo
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1 month ago

No, it's just you.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

Perhaps you should just get a kindle

kitty_player 03
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1 month ago

I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THAT! :p

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Nea
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1 month ago

You are a book murderer!!!

Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats just wrong. So wrong...

Just Carmen
Community Member
1 month ago

Who does this?! I carried around and read a 5 lb. paperback book and never did I feel the need to cut it in half.

Ashla Delana
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1 month ago

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spirit wolf
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1 month ago

You need to see a shrink asap. What diabolical fuckery!!

Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I feel so sad for the books.

Sherbaan Naab
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1 month ago

Send them your thoughts and prayers. I'm sure that would cheer the books up.

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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1 month ago

Excuse the rage. WHAT KIND OF FUCKING MONSTER ATE YOU?!!!

BlackRabbit
Community Member
1 month ago

the sickest type.. and yes, i wish a monster "Ate" him instead.

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Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
1 month ago

It's only you.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure this is an April Fools prank by a book lover... No actual books were harmed in making the photo, they're stunt books... I'm sure... (huddles in corner)

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 month ago

Let us all hope so!📖

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Ivana Junas
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, book murderer indeed.

Eva Bryson
Community Member
1 month ago

If it's that heavy, just by a Kindle.

Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

It‘s just you( OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!!!)

Monica Michelle
Community Member
1 month ago

Just buy on kindle!

Zoe
Community Member
1 month ago

It is just you!!

Laugh or not
Community Member
1 month ago

Book murderer is the correct name, you monster !

Guido Diegoli
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, he kinda have a point thought. But next step is just a Kindle, mate. Anyway, they're not bad reads. :)

Jarno Flinkers
Community Member
1 month ago

Is it just me who wants to smack some sense into this person? Give him an e-reader, because he's not worthy to read a real book.

Linda
Community Member
1 month ago

BUT WHYYY

Ray Martin
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just you. You're a monster ;-)

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

We will remember your name.

Binxyminxem
Community Member
1 month ago

"Mwahahahahahahaaaaaa!" Sorry I wanted to join in on your comment with some evil laughter 😀

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Nadine
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, it's you. My parents taught me to respect books and pass them on.

Talia
Community Member
1 month ago

THIS SHOULD BE ILLIGAL D:

SAF saf
Community Member
1 month ago

lol what!? i can't imagine it saves that much space.

WiggleCat
Community Member
1 month ago

...It's fine... I didn't need the last remaining part of my soul anyway. T___T

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

It's an abomination. Try lifting weights and get some strength so the books are more manageable.

Teak_the_FoxWing
Community Member
1 month ago

How could you?!?

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

No, just you, you heretic.

Binxyminxem
Community Member
1 month ago

Purge the heretic! (My husband is into warhammer so the word heretic made me think of it 🙂)

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

The real issue is that it's unlikely that book will get read by anyone else afterwards.

Elsker
Community Member
1 month ago

please, get an ereader and leve the poor books alone!

Shelp
Community Member
1 month ago

You ARE in fact a book murderer

panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate you!

elia 84631
Community Member
1 month ago

What a monster

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Just you Alex.. happy now you are an internet star feature?

The lion tamer
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1 month ago

You should meet the lady from the airplane's first class.

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
1 month ago

...ok no

Kira K.
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM

Kira K.
Community Member
1 month ago

how do you even keep the pages on like that!?!?!?

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LesbianBlackCats
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1 month ago

kill it!!!!!!!

SykesDaMan
Community Member
1 month ago

You need an ebook reader maybe...

Alex Newell
Community Member
1 month ago

At least it looks like there was an attempt at conservation with new "covers" put on.

Tabitha K
Community Member
1 month ago

I do it! But leave the cover in tact.

Kristina Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

Whaaaat?! I'm very surprised to - wait, you're joking, right?

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N S
Community Member
1 month ago

This is just perversion. Infinite Jest is a seminal masterpiece (on the level of Proust for his period).. a true eye opener and some of the most intense piece of modern literature out there

J. Zingler
Community Member
1 month ago

F*** you, Alex Christofi!

Renate Stargardt
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just you ... at least I hope so.

Jean Hendrickson
Community Member
1 month ago

Just you.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just you asshole.

Wendy
Community Member
1 month ago

Barbaric~!!!

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 month ago

He's a monster

Noah Drew
Community Member
1 month ago

Fucking psycho.

The lion tamer
Community Member
1 month ago

So you're technically a book serial killer.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 month ago

It makes you a stupid POS. The amount of money you spend turning books into garbage (because they cannot be recycled) would easily have covered the cost of a Kindle that would fit in a jacket pocket.

Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 month ago

Buy a Kindle. FGS

Gonzalo Terán
Community Member
1 month ago

I´m an atheist, but I hope you´ll burn in hell for this...

Tahani
Community Member
1 month ago

Book murderer is correct.......

Slune
Community Member
1 month ago

How dare you!

TheGr81sComing
Community Member
1 month ago

some people actually do them dunno why until now

Faith Livengood
Community Member
1 month ago

WHY! YOU ARE A BOOK MURDERER! IVE ONLY SEEN 3 PICTURES AND IM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAD ALREADY! GAAAAH

ChunLei Yang
Community Member
1 month ago

I dont think it is wrong to create your own volume 1,2, 3.... Respect is in the act of reading.

Gillbella
Community Member
1 month ago

Get a kindle!

ZombieGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't read books on screens...For some reason my attention starts to wander. I will read the same "page" about 10 times before I realize I wasn't reading it lol. I have to have a physical book in my hands to keep my attention. Have no idea why

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EA
Community Member
1 month ago

😱

Elli Rahim
Community Member
1 month ago

We're petitioning for the Death Penalty as this is an unrepentant Book Butcher.

Damián Dell'Amico
Community Member
22 hours ago

Serial book murderer, indeed!!

Eva Camera
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Once I let someone borrow Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They accidentally ripped it in half. Let's just say I'll spare you the gory details.

Mare Freed
Community Member
1 month ago

I did it in collage with my textbooks. I had to.

Gabriella De Santiago
Community Member
1 month ago

How would you feel if someone cut you in half to make you "more portable?" Huh? Huh? You heathen!

Flavia Slag
Community Member
1 month ago

Just you.

bee girl
Community Member
1 month ago

does not seem so bad if they are still readable. Wouldn't do it myself though....

Bacony
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, i have a Steamroller Traction Engine with your name on it, it'll be delivered directly into your house in 5 days.

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! It's just you!

MissyTheUniverse
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just you.

Carena Maletta
Community Member
1 month ago

You are insane.

Billie Atkins
Community Member
1 month ago

I have to meet your roommate.

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just you and it's stupid. If you want portability buy an e-reader!

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 month ago

just you

More!
Community Member
1 month ago

Just him..

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
1 month ago

yes, ive done it too. A book is not a person, for God's sake!! its just paper with text on it--the ideas and story within are what's important and tearing the book in half, or even throwing it away doesnt change that.

Kim St
Community Member
1 month ago

nnnoooooooooooooooo

Dawn K
Community Member
1 month ago

How does that make it more portable? So destructive. What else do you do this to, psycho?

Yasmin Janette
Community Member
1 month ago

why TF would anyone do this

Donna Johansen
Community Member
1 month ago

no... it's just you

Camil Gagnon
Community Member
1 month ago

BP forgot to hide the name of the ass who did that. Alex has it coming.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

NO.NO.NO.NO.NO.NO.NO. If you want a half cup of coffee?

Heather Reynolds Atwood
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty sure it's just you...

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 month ago

It's definitely JUST YOU! And you certainly are a idiot! More portable? What are you so weak and feable that you can't carry a whole book at once.

Diana Powers
Community Member
1 month ago

Make them more portable? Alex, either get your priorities straight or get a Kindle!

Sarah Clement
Community Member
1 month ago

Middlesex isn’t even that long! Monster!!

Ashley Conover
Community Member
1 month ago

Stupid

Phoenix Shadowhunter
Community Member
1 month ago

Horrifying!

Noel Benavente
Community Member
1 month ago

You are an idiot Alex...

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope to God it's just YOU!! What a jerk!

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
1 month ago

Read short books!

Matthew Rasanen
Community Member
1 month ago

Few people have the capacity to be this demented and uncaring. Oh, the humanity!

Rachel Arteiro
Community Member
1 month ago

Just you

KombatBunni
Community Member
1 month ago

What the what? Are you insane? This is NOT how you treat a book, you wretched heathen!

Lisa Shaw
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just you, committing this kind of sacrilege!

Peter Hall
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe leave the ipad behind. Then you'll have room

Lander Sen
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, it's just you!

Lander Sen
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, it's just you!!

Caroline Driver
Community Member
1 month ago

Absofragginlutely not! If you don't like long books, don't buy them, or get them on an ebook so they aren't so heavy for your poor little hands

Abbie Tan
Community Member
1 month ago

Get an e-book if you're going to destroy books.

Debra Brooks Kapellakis
Community Member
1 month ago

Just you.

Chelle Snail
Community Member
1 month ago

Bloody stupid. Don't cut books in half. Disrespectful. Get a kindle.

Elly Essenberg
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope it's only you.

Aryan Aryan
Community Member
1 month ago

Just buy a kindle.

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
1 month ago

You are be beyond words!! Book killer - if you want portable buy an e-reader and leave books to those who appreciate them !!

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

No, it's just you.

Odette Greyling
Community Member
1 month ago

It's like when a serial killer cuts a body in half to make it more portable. No. No, we don't all do this. It's just you. And serial killers.

Grey Balham
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes. It's just you. And you are an idiot.

Patricia Bell
Community Member
1 month ago

You are a murderer, sob.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
1 month ago

NEVER in my life, that is just as bad as the lady who tears out the pages she has read.

Khadija Hammond
Community Member
1 month ago

You sir are a stupid jack ass. Have you ever tried to write a book do you have any idea how much work goes into it? Not only that, but that’s a classic!

Edwin Quantrall
Community Member
1 month ago

No, just you. 😒

Susan Riley
Community Member
1 month ago

Hopefully, no one else is stupid enough to do this!

Brent Hollett
Community Member
1 month ago

MUUUUUUURRRRDIDDLYURRRRDER!

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 month ago

It's just you.......dip$#!+.

Brianna Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

JUST. BUY. A. TABLET!!

Keley Babs
Community Member
1 month ago

And no, kindle is not an alternative to some. I need to highlight, right on the margins, make the pages MINE.

Keley Babs
Community Member
1 month ago

I do it!!! My surgical text books are HUGE!!! It's too much weight in my bag and bad on my back. As long as you appreciate the content matter, you've done the book service (just no antiques or rare books)

Jette Wang Wahnon
Community Member
1 month ago

You should start looking over your shoulder....Dostoievsky was Stephen King of his time..dark,so very dark..

Peggy Casey
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty sure it's just you. And it's sad.

Michele Clarke
Community Member
1 month ago

Why the fuck

Ekaterina Sidyakova
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually disgusting for him to even question.. poor books:(

Ekaterina Sidyakova
Community Member
1 month ago

Horrible

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
1 month ago

someone needs a kindle

Alessandro Abate
Community Member
1 month ago

You are a monster! 😱

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG NO! That is just wrong!

elfin
Community Member
1 month ago

There's this think called a "Kindle..." I do not recommending cutting it in half to reduce the weight though.

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
1 month ago

You, sir, have no heart. Do you suffer from a psychological impairment? Sociopathy perhaps?

Sam Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe we should cut him in half.

Studio5301
Community Member
1 month ago

I do it to travel and language books and the Entertainment book.

Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 month ago

what the hell is wrong with this person.

Zbenguet
Community Member
1 month ago

It is just you, weirdo!

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 month ago

There might be some other psychopaths who does this, but I've never met one. I am really not fussy about books. Most of mine are stained and battered. But cutting them in half?? How does one even get this weird idea?

Pat Ulysse
Community Member
1 month ago

WFT is wrong with you?!

Tanya Creighton
Community Member
1 month ago

Just get a kindle. Wtf

Maripat Webber
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope to god you are the only one. There oughta be a law.

Laurie Sawatzke
Community Member
1 month ago

No. No one else does that.

CV
Community Member
1 month ago

IT.IS.JUST.YOU.DUMBF...

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
1 month ago

BLASPHEME!!!! ONE NEVER DEFACES A BOOK!!! NEVER!!!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 month ago

Just you. Get a Nook!

Elly Clifton
Community Member
1 month ago

you need to get a kindle

John Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

They're paperbacks. Get over it. Good idea.

Claudia Lorenz
Community Member
1 month ago

I would never let you touch my books.

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 month ago

never

KMBR
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Once. The book was a paperback copy of The Talisman By Stephen King and Peter Straub. I couldn't put it down so it went everywhere with me. It joined me on city buses, bathtubs, river rafting, camping with my boyfriend, the works. Eventually, it just had to be split in two. I still feel bad 33 years later.

Carolyn McCully
Community Member
1 month ago

Dear Gods I am going to be SICK!!!!

Id row
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not confident this person is smart enough to read.

Sanne H.
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a pity the flipback format ("dwarsliggers") never became a hit outside The Netherlands. Those books are so compact that cutting them in half is not necessary.

Moezarella
Community Member
1 month ago

If anyone I know does this, they are dead to me.

Gabi
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope it is just you!!!!!!

Autumn Walton
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm with the colleague!

Kanga9ine
Community Member
1 month ago

My dad liked to read in bed, and he did this with those 10 ton books explaining in 300+ chapters how simple it is to use, program or plug in the computer he just bought. He learned the hard way after being jolted awake and gasping for air because his 10 ton paperback tried to kill him. He'd fall asleep before he ever finished the table of contents. Those ten ton paperbacks back a whallop, blocking airways and normal breathing passages. I would have returned computer or looked for a much thinner book, but he just cut those 300+ chapters into less threatening chunks. Never got bast the first 7 or 8. I told him to wait till the movie came out.

Kevin Camp
Community Member
1 month ago

You do this because you have no respect fro the work. And you are a guy, it weighs less than a pound, grow a pair.

Yana Makarevitch
Community Member
1 month ago

E-books are definitely more portable. Why not switch to them?

Jude Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Just you

Michele Nichols Sulter
Community Member
1 month ago

Another who requires death by kindle

Stephen Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

just you dipshit

Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
1 month ago

Whatever in hell gave you the idea to do that???

Alfredo Bonky
Community Member
1 month ago

But why ????

Evelyn Wright
Community Member
1 month ago

My family did this as they travelled a lot and it frees space on carry on luggage and more than one person can read the story at a time.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't know which scenario is worse, that the OP did this seriously or did it as a joke

pei meow
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup, it's just you

Tim Douglass
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1 month ago

Honestly, this seems quite reasonable to me. I like my Kindle because I can have a lot of reading material in a compact size, but I'd hate to try to drag a copy of War & Peace to the doctor's office otherwise. Don't worship the book - it's just paper - but be glad that someone is actually reading!

JK Rowling
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1 month ago

Murderer... those books are just gonna fall apart now because of that

Lizzy
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1 month ago

AWFUL!!!

Vicki Lowers
Community Member
1 month ago

You are a monster.

PeachPossum
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1 month ago

MURDERER! OFF WITH HIS HEAD... There is a special place in hell for you and that woman who rips the pages off her books. Both of you will be chained to a flaming hot boulder. On one side will be a man learning to play a bagpipe and on the other will be a Wagnerian opera singer -- who is not only tone deaf but has no sense of rhythm.

J.Norton
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1 month ago

Oh, FFS, what an insipid twat.....

Spaceman
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1 month ago

It's just you, I promise

Anna Versace
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1 month ago

Whyyyyy? Just why?

M Adams
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1 month ago

Nope, just you, you book murderer.

Addison Knight
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1 month ago

U SUCK DUDE

Sue Prewitt
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1 month ago

Just you!

Analyn Lahr
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1 month ago

Dude. Why?

Jody Brown
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1 month ago

Well, now it's Finite Jest.

Magpie
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1 month ago

I confess I did this to a book once that enraged me, the main character groomed and raped a child repeatedly. And just walked away. I ripped it into several sections and put it in paper recycle. Still feel a bit guilty and a lot more enraged.

Magpie
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1 month ago

edit: once , only once.

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Julia Konowrocka
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1 month ago

Get a kindle please.

Julia Konowrocka
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1 month ago

Get a kindle please

Iampazuzu
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1 month ago

You are deranged. You need help!

Janette Smith
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1 month ago

Nobody else does it you book murderer

Ilir Ajdini
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1 month ago

No, man! You are not the only one! There are few other... like you in the world, I am shore 🙃

LittleMissLotus
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1 month ago

I call bs, this has to be a prank

Panda with Heart
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1 month ago

Why would you do this to a defenceless book??

Beau Haven
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1 month ago

If only there were some kind of electronic device that could be used to carry thousands of books within its light frame ... oh, wait.

Binxyminxem
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1 month ago

🤣 upvote! I love this comment!

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Patrick O'Harris
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1 month ago

Why... Why do you do that.

Jackie Nettleton
Community Member
1 month ago

If you did this in front of me I would start chopping off bits of you and let you see who much easier it is to get around then

Kimberley Thomas
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1 month ago

How do we have a funeral for books like this?😥😣

John Doe
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1 month ago

I'm sorry, HOW IN THE THE F*CKING HELL DOES THIS STUPID ASS PERSON GET 65K LIKES FOR THIS SH*T!?!?

Efi Karafotia
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1 month ago

W H A T THE ACTUAL F@*%

Diane Patrick
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1 month ago

You are an aberration!

RitaGG
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1 month ago

Looks like I am late to the party on this one. How does this even help? Can someone help explain why someone would do this?

Ahkilah Adams
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1 month ago

No. No one else does this.

Maya Baggins
Community Member
1 month ago

You monster!!!

Ellie Paynter
Community Member
1 month ago

I would suggest a kindle though. Lol

Ellie Paynter
Community Member
1 month ago

I DO THIS. and it's because I am LOVING the book so much that I want to make it the most enjoyable experience I can. You're not a book murderer, you're an enthusiast trying to make the most of your experience. I can't believe all these people criticizing you.

A M
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1 month ago

In a way this is actually a good idea. I guess I'm not really a big book lover and I'm ridiculous slow reader, but I like to read and I carry a book with me all the time just in case. And those books tends to get a little (or more) shabby around the corners. I always get used up paperbacks from thrift shops, so it's not that big deal if they get damaged, and I choose shorter ones, so carrying them would be easy. I wouldn't be reading much if it wasn't on the go. Cutting a long book in smaller portions would actually allow me to read also long books, without needing to carry a big book with me like a month. (Let's face it, a month in a bags, seat pockets, outside.. it sure leaves it's mark to a book, if you're not super organised and careful.) I guess I could do that. *Looks at that Dostoevsky that has been sitting in to read -pile for years.*

T Cortes
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1 month ago

Hey, if he is the only one who reads those books, who cares what he does with them? At least he saves space. If you think about it, It might be easier for some who are a bit intimidated by large, long books. Reading one half at a time maybe a good trick. Would I ever do this myself? Uhh... no. Should I judge the guy? Heck no. But who knows, he might be genius. Modern problems require modern solutions

T Cortes
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1 month ago

Hey, if he is the only one who reads those books, who cares what he does with them? At least he saves space. If you think about it, It might be easier for some who are a bit intimidated by large, long books. Reading one half at a time maybe a good trick. Would I ever do this myself? Uhh... no. Should I judge the guy? Heck no. But who knows, he might be genius. "Modern problems require modern solutions"

Emily Barnes
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1 month ago

This one triggered me so bad that I started cussing

Mar Nadal
Community Member
1 month ago

yes, I do it too

Weishaar Jamie
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1 month ago

That's criminal

deanna woods
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1 month ago

Police, I want to report a book murderer.

Linda HS
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1 month ago

Dumbass...

TheHerplover
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1 month ago

Tf

Joseph Eriksson
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1 month ago

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Molly A. Block
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1 month ago

All I can say is, that "Middlesex" book was awful.

Lisa
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1 month ago

Middlesex is a really good novel, he wrote Virgin Suicides also.

ChunLei Yang
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1 month ago

I did the same to my mathematics textbook when i was in university.

NWB
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1 month ago

WHAT!!!!!!!

Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 month ago

MURDER

Sean Kirkwood
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1 month ago

It's just you.... you barbarian...

Alessandra Trabalho
Community Member
1 month ago

Book murderer. Though clever. But murderer. Psychobibliopath.

Sperenity
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1 month ago

I'm not a book fanatic, but this would most definitely bother me...

Bengu Taskesen
Community Member
1 month ago

And you have to ask?

Mary Popps
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1 month ago

Only serial killers do that !

Ellie Paynter
Community Member
1 month ago

You're all ridiculous. It's impossible to enjoy a book that's 500 pages when you can't lie down to read it. It's a story, not a life.

Community Member
1 month ago

Crazy bitch!

Sandra
Community Member
1 month ago

That guy îs an idiot, reading Dostoiesvky for nothing...

ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

You will burn in hell!

Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

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I can only wish that people would become this upset when they read or hear about child abuse... It's a paperback, people. Where were the calls of murder when you checked through that delightful post on book art a few days ago? How do you know that the person making their books "more portable" is not suffering from a bad back and is under a doctor's order not to carry anything? Chill, the books can still be read and taped together to be read by someone else.

Aragorn II Elessar
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1 month ago

...if the book is cut in half...and the guy “ordered not to carry anything” carries both halves...it weighs precisely the same amount

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#15

Three Books In The Same Series Produced By The Same Company

Three Books In The Same Series Produced By The Same Company

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Troux
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1 month ago

Volume 3 was truly revolutionary!

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Bored Panda also spoke with Kate Morris-Double who founded the Book Box Club together with Libby Harris. “We're both a bit laid back when it comes to books,” Kate told us. “Of course, we love beautiful books and we've got lovely editions and signed copies of things that we like to keep pristine, but generally if someone is enjoying a book (even if that means folding down the pages, eating their lunch and crumbling over it!) we don't like to criticize! The worst thing someone could do to a book in my opinion is buy it, put it on the shelf and never read it!”

Neither Kate nor Libby are worried about people who borrow books keeping them for a long time. “If I've lent someone a book it's because I want them to read it, and I know that everyone is busy and that might take time. I wouldn't loan a book that I was worried about getting back,” Kate said.

The Book Box Club is a subscription box and online book group for fans of young adult fiction. “Every month, we send our members a brand new, beautifully wrapped YA book and an invitation to an online book group, where they can meet (virtually) the author of our featured read, ask their questions and chat to our other members,” Kate explained. “We choose books of all different genres, the only criteria is that they have to be completely brilliant! Books are often signed or accompanied by signed bookplates and we have an option that also includes lots of themed exclusive goodies made by small businesses (Book Box Club) and an option for just the book and book group membership (Purely Books).”

#16

Folding A Page In A Library Book When It Has A Built-In Bookmark

Folding A Page In A Library Book When It Has A Built-In Bookmark

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Time for re-education Winston

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#17

About Finishing The Book Only To Discover That 10 Pages Are Missing

About Finishing The Book Only To Discover That 10 Pages Are Missing

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visvalin Vamadevan
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1 month ago

Oh wait, if the two pages stuck together was bad, a loss of 10 pages!

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#18

Polish Catholic Priest And Kids Burning Stuff Such As Harry Potter Books, Lord Of The Rings, Buddhist Figurines

Polish Catholic Priest And Kids Burning Stuff Such As Harry Potter Books, Lord Of The Rings, Buddhist Figurines

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Katrin
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1 month ago

As a German,I find this very disgusting. Don‘t copy the shit we did.

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As it turns out, there are lots and lots of things that get on people’s nerves if they’re big fans of books. Like “borrowers” who fold up or even rip your books. Not to mention folks who borrow a book and hold on to it for months or even years without finishing it (most of us are guilty of having done this at least once in our lives, so let’s cut each other some slack).

Some literature fans are also merciless when they see somebody folding the book to make it easier to hold while reading. While books should be shown the proper respect that they deserve, we should also ask ourselves if the point of a book is to look pretty or to show that it’s been read. Time and time again. Passionately. Enthusiastically. In our opinion, a bit of wear and tear gives a book character. (You should see our Harry Potter sets!) Not too much wear, though. There’s always a limit!

#19

Books That Have This Much Paper Before Chapter 1 Even Starts

Books That Have This Much Paper Before Chapter 1 Even Starts

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Kaisu
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1 month ago

This could be a long prologue or a foreword, it's not just waste of paper

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#20

Dammit USPS. Go Ahead And Stuff A Hardcover Book In My Mailbox

Dammit USPS. Go Ahead And Stuff A Hardcover Book In My Mailbox

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Aneese
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1 month ago

File a damage claim and buy a new one. Generally USPS will tell you to donate the damaged one when they pay your claim. SOURCE: USPS claims supervisor

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#21

The Downside To Checking Out Books From The Public Library

The Downside To Checking Out Books From The Public Library

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Rob Chapman
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1 month ago

That's just nasty

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Another thing that annoys us is when the publisher decides to completely change the book format for sequels in a series. There you were, putting those books nicely on your shelf and out comes the long-awaited sequel. But there’s something wrong: it’s way bigger/smaller than the other books. And the cover art! Ugh! They completely changed the art style. It’s not like you’re not gonna read the sequel, right? (It’s still a book after all.) But the fact that the set isn’t uniform anymore is going to be like a thorn in your mind for a long, long time.

Dust jackets also really infuriate us. They’re supposed to protect hardcover books from dust, damage, and sunlight, but what they really do is annoy the heck out of us! They get in the way, they rip easily, and they end up cluttering our homes when we take them off to read without distractions. When you look at all the things that we book lovers get mad about, it’s surprising we manage to get any reading done at all!

#22

The Perfect Book For A Price Sticker That Won't Come Off

The Perfect Book For A Price Sticker That Won't Come Off