Soft taco in local library book

Soft Taco Used As Bookmark In Local Library Book (REALLY)

Oh jeez, again with putting food in bookmarks! Get with it, food brands, stop trying to be cute or—wait, this actually wasn’t a food brand doing this, like Chex Mix, Oreos, Gushers, or freakin’ Vitamin Water.

This act of book defilement was committed not by any brand – this was done by someone IRL. To a local library book

If you’ve seen my previous article about this new trend in which various food brands (e.g., the ones I’ve mentioned above) have participated by putting their products inside books to use as bookmarks, then this isn’t anything new. (And if you haven’t, check out my other piece here. Booklovers discretion is advised.)

 

 

 

Here’s a small taste (pun not intended) of what these food brands have been doing to our friends’ precious pages…

 

 

Now, imagine that same act occurring outside of social media, long before this madness started on social media when someone returned a book with a soft taco squished inside, seriously staining the pages with meat and cheese…

 

 

And when someone replied back to this librarian, complaining about how inconsiderate this was, she responded with this…

 

 

Really. It was closed that hard? Wow…

In case you were wondering which book was victimized here, it was the sixth edition of Edward Lear’s Nonsense Songs And Stories, a children’s nursery rhyme book—of all books in the library!

The actual book (as well as its mutilated page) is presented in the follow-up tweet below…

 

 

I mean, I haven’t heard of it before hearing about this piece of news, so it might be as totally well known as compared to many other books, but did a children’s book, one that’s intended to introduce kids to nursery rhymes during story-time either in class or in bed right before they drift off to sleep, deserve this cruel punishment?

 

 

 

So, don’t blame this violent crime on books entirely on food brands as part of some “trendy” social media challenge. We are all responsible for every single book’s wellbeing. It’s about time for people, avid-readers or not, to treat these delicate sources of knowledge and enjoyment with respect.

 

 

Featured Image via Yahoo