It’s that time of the year again. When your body does not recognise the need to get up in the dark at 7am and when you feel the need to go home at 3pm because the sky has turned dark prematurely. It is the time of year where you could lose your footing and slip with your trainers on the road and reluctantly swap your light trainers for a pair of heavy boots. It is also that time of the year when you put on layers of clothes before you go out of the door and then to peel them off as soon as you get on a well heated train. It is that darn time of the year when the ink in your ball pens freezes up and all your pens do not write as smoothly as you want them to be! (Arghhhh!!! :()
Winter is here. I could feel it in my bones.
But is it the time of the year when your books need warm clothing too? Perhaps a sock?
Before I go any further, I need to clarify that this is NOT a promotional post for book sox. 😉
Earlier this month, my good friend from Canada sent me a book titled “Snow” by Orhan Pamuk, a grandpa cardigan, a heartwarming card and a book sox.
What is a book sox? A book sox is a stretchable fabric book cover, that may come in your favourite colours and designs.
I am a great fan of transparent plastic dust jacket, and thought those that came with my library books stop readers (including readers such as myself) from smearing the book covers with chocolates or grease from potato crisps, and protect the book from being dog eared unintentionally.
A book sox however is a novelty idea for me and I thought they are probably best used for:
- Instances when you are reading a book with “offensive” or “dodgy” covers and you are self-conscious about letting other people see it.
- Instances when you want to read a novel at work.
- Instances when you need a colourful jacket to brighten up your dull book cover.
I will probably use box sox for the following books that sit on my shelf, to avoid giving wrong ideas to people who have no clue of what these books are on about except that they contain violence and graphic sexual scenes. 😉
p/s: I don’t want to be caught dead with a chick-lit on the train!
What about you? Would you use a book sox? And if you do, what book titles you think would need a book sox?