What you're about to see may disturb you.
Then again, maybe it won't. But it will bring up a question, because I need your help, and that question is:
When do you just let a book die? For instance, there's this.
And there's this too:
Yeah it is—was—Clash of Kings. Or at least, the front half.
I mean, I know you're supposed to get rid of them when you can't really read them anymore. When pages are falling out even as you're reading it. But…am I the only sucker who feels bad doing this? I mean, on some level I understand that every book is a reproduction, and that they are a medium (rather than a message? Or something?). Still, I can't quite consign Charles Dickens to the recycling. It just feels wrong.
Advice? Insight? Vision? I'm open to it all.
—Sincerely, someone whose library relies far too heavily on packing tape