On preserving the status of the physical book as an aesthetic, social, and spiritual good.
people who have books in public, styled with their outfits or not, are significantly hotter than everyone else around them. however, i've never thought about how romanticizing books via a booktok aesthetic actually helps maintain the value of the Book. INTERESTING.
I remember losing a book borrowed from a friend. I was mortified and so apologetic as I handed her the replacement I bought. I don’t think she was upset but it still sits with me.