Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 6 months ago

When you read a hardback book are you supposed to take the dust jacket off while reading it?

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  • C
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If it comes off I do, but then I often make a temporary cover out of brown paper like we used to do at school because I like to lug books with me and they'd get scuffed otherwise.

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I don't but often it is a library book and taped on.

    My sons love to take them off and I rarely ever see them again and never in the same room as the matching book.

  • 6 months ago

    I do, so I don't tear it.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No, but sometimes it keeps coming off. Just remember to put it back on before you return the book to the library.

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  • 6 months ago

    no not me, to me that would take away the 'feel' of reading and getting into the book.

  • 6 months ago

    It's entirely up to you. There is no rule about such things.

  • 6 months ago

    You're supposed to take it off straight away and eat it.

    Source(s): It's part of the story.
  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Yes, you'll get electrocuted if you don't.

    • chorle
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      That is only if it is a copy of "Brave New World"

  • 6 months ago

    Sometime there is no choice as it comes off on it's own. I leave it on for as long as I can though to keep the book clean of finger prints.

  • K8
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I do because they are annoying. There is no "supposed to."

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