Melissa Proffitt Melissa at
Wed Apr 4 18:29:16 EDT 2001

On Tue, 03 Apr 2001 02:34:37 -0600, Jacob Proffitt wrote:

>On Mon, 02 Apr 2001 23:21:31 -0600, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
>>...and speaking of spending money on books, I was APPALLED to hear how many
>>of you mistreat books and are PROUD of it.  Heathens.  :)  I hate the way
>>mangled books look on a shelf; nice clean spines all in a row, like
>>rectangular jewels, that's what I like to see.  Not necessarily mint
>>condition--they're meant to be read--but there's no need to break spines, is
>>there?  And Thomas Lynn is on my side too, so there.  Besides, I hate
>>spending good money to replace a book that's been read to pieces, when I
>>could be buying something I've never read before.
>I was so proud to look at a book I just finished and realize you could only
>barely tell it had been read at all (only because the front cover rises
>slightly).  I've trained myself to be a gentle reader.  And I'm proud of
>that.  I want my books to last.  Good thing we're married, isn't it?

Well, *I* certainly think so...otherwise I wouldn't be able to let you touch
the books.  And if all y'all could see the condition the rest of his family
leaves books in, you'd be truly amazed at this confession.  He had a lot of
upbringing to overcome.  :)

Melissa Proffitt
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