This is a photograph of John Green’s Looking for Alaska actually taken in Alaska. I brought my copy with me when I went there on vacation this summer and I took it with me everywhere :)
Because they are the freakiest things ever.
But it is funny. Not because it’s German, just because you expect them to go around yelling “exterminate” and then you hear something along the lines of “exterminieran” and it’s so not funny but it really is.
And it’s like, stop laughing because people are dying and everyone is in danger and the very existence of the universe is being threatened.
But at the same time it’s like, what the heck kind of sound was that I have never heard a Dalek make a sound like that where did that even come from oh I see we are in Germany now, look at that, that would explain it.
The craziest part is that I haven’t even had this blog for a year yet. Can you believe it?! This August will be a full year of Nerd Quriks! Crazy stuff!
I dunno man, I guess there are just a lot of nerds out there<3
You may! I got it from Amazon.com! I got it for half price because I bought it from one of the other sellers on there.
If you buy one, I hope you enjoy it! :]
P.S. It was shipped yesterday and I’m super pumped!
Back in the days when books were made with handmade paper, deckled edges were regarded as an imperfection in the paper and bookmaking process, and all edges were cut cleanly.
Around the late 1800s, though, books with rough edges became popular. People appreciated the look and feel of deckled edges, and as a result, the pages of many books were left untrimmed.
Nowadays, our manufactured paper is made with clean edges automatically. BEcause it is processed that way, we have to take extra steps to rough up the edges of a book’s pages.
It’s funny to think that before the 1800s, books were altered to fix the imperfection of rough edges, and these days books are altered to achieve that imperfection to get that classic look!
Hahaha hello again! And aww I love it when people call me Miss Monica or Miss Monica Jean!
Deckled edge for sure! :]
I don’t own many books with a rough cut, so for me, having a book with a deckled edge makes it a bit more unique in my collection.
That being said, I can’t wait until my 1,278 page, Jane Austen monster comes in the mail! Another rough cut book!
I almost feel like it’s the best of both worlds because on a clean cut book, the edges are clean all the way around. But on a rough cut book, only the edge opposite the binding is roughed, the top and bottom are still clean. So you get a bit of both, I suppose.
I just like the deckled edge better. I think it looks really sharp, it adds character, and it feels really great.
And somehow the varying cuts define the pages better, stressing the importance of each individual page as a contributor to the entire story.
But maybe I’m over-thinking it hahaha it just looks pretty and enchanting!