A man in the UK recently took to Twitter to question people if they, like him, slice their books in half to make them more portable. Alex Christofi, who is a London-based writer and editor was called a ‘Book Murderer’ by a colleague after he revealed his technique of carrying large books. Following the remark, he took to social media to post images of three books which were cut into half in a bid to find like-minded people.
Yesterday my colleague called me a 'book murderer' because I cut long books in half to make them more portable. Does anyone else do this? Is it just me? pic.twitter.com/VQUUdJMpwT— Alex Christofi (@alex_christofi) January 21, 2020
However, his unique practice did not go well with netizens who weren’t too impressed by his ‘Literature Life Hack’
Real sick psycho shit going on here https://t.co/zJTQ3myjJ2— Herman Miéville (@mnurkic) January 21, 2020
I dog-ear pages, underline bits, write notes, drop sauce on them and take them in the bath. But you, madam, need to get in the bin— Harriet Marsden (@harriet1marsden) January 21, 2020
The first time I’ve seen one of these tweets where it’s genuinely something I can’t imagine anyone else does https://t.co/xi5GFvPmcg— Darren Richman (@darrenrichman) January 21, 2020
The only reason this doesn't work for Infinite Jest is that there is a novel's worth of material in the endnotes, which are constantly referenced throughout, so if you don't have the second half to turn to as you go, you miss it. https://t.co/1SBVYhc85w— Daniel Summers (@WFKARS) January 21, 2020
People often confuse the words "travesty" and "tragedy."— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) January 21, 2020
A travesty is a grotesque or debased likeness or imitation.
A tragedy is a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair.
E.g. One might call a half book a travesty and a tragedy.https://t.co/MrckEl8MnX https://t.co/tKSqWXaSIH
Some even came up with their own versions.
Yesterday my colleague called me a 'laptop murderer' because I cut my computer in half to make it more portable. Does anyone else do this? Is it just me? pic.twitter.com/lEBc2mB6yz— dan hett (@danhett) January 21, 2020