I was browsing around on Etsy and came across this:
She blends cut up book pages with tea… Is this sensible (or safe) at all? xD
This certainly made my day :) Textbook flavor for kids anyone?:)
I though I would click in this thread and it would be talking about book inspired teas… maybe some Adagio fandom blends for books. THAT’S a good idea, but this is terrible! I’d rather not have paper flavored tea… who knows how healthy that is anyway. They could be old toxic inks or something.
I’m a voracious reader…but I’ve never had the urge to eat (or drink) a book!!!
As a tea drinker who doesn’t want to drink germs and ink, I wince.
As someone who has seen libraries close and people in poor neighborhoods not have access to books, I weep.
Oh, thanks for sharing this! It definitely needed to be here on Steepster!
Yeah, as someone who hates to see pages of books folded back to mark one’s place, sad to see snipped up books and yeah, none for me please! : )
I still hear my elementary school librarian in my head saying “Don’t be a page pusher!!!” when people don’t pick up and turn the pages of a book.
Dog ears make me want to scream.
I HATE Dog Ears too!!! I get on my hubby if it does it – even if it’s not a book I’m going to read – lol.
Bubbles: I’d never heard that expression but YES, I feel the same way about that, in fact I know a certain young person who does that often and I get a horrible nail on chalkboard feeling and get all rainmanny about it: the pages might tear!!
darby: oh yes, even if it’s a book I buy in a thrift store: poor dog-eared page, oh poor book!
Serenity: I’m pretty sure it’s something she just made up, but it has stuck with me. You described it perfectly with the nails on chalkboard feeling.
I am even worse with thrift store books. “Oh poor book, what have you been through? Come home with me, and live out the rest of your days in peace…” LOL
As someone who works in the archives department of a library, no it is not safe.
I also second that it’s very sad.
Ew, yeah, that is both disturbing and sad. There’s no way of knowing what you’re ingesting, and by cutting up books, you’re depriving people of the chance to read them. If you have old books you don’t want, donate them. However, I do support cutting up Catcher in the Rye, because I hate that book. Might be easier to stomach as chai.