A Brief History on Deckle Edged/Rough Cut books.
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!
I’m curious now, which do you prefer?
Deckled edges/a rough cut?
Or clean cut?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Have you seen the trailer for the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower? (If not, click here.)
So everyone, tell us what you think!
As for me, I’m thrilled to see this book come to life on the big screen. I am so excited to see Logan Lerman as Charlie, but most excited to see Emma Watson. From the looks of the trailer, she’s going to be a fantastic Sam. I can’t wait! My biggest hope for the movie is that it will be able to portray life in high school through Charlie’s eyes in a way that it feels genuine and authentic. (Plus, it helps that one of my favorite bands, Imagine Dragons is playing in the background!)
Have you read the book? What did you think of it?
Are you excited for the movie?
What did you think of the trailer?
Are you pleased with the cast?
What are your hopes for the movie?
Which part of the book are you most excited to see turned to film?
Creative placement for a barcode on a library book, don’t you think?
Trying to censor our books, eh?
No, I’m only kidding, my friends and I just thought it was funny.
For the record, the book is You Suck by Christopher Moore.