Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Nudity Police

I had a first today...

I was shelving books and I was about to put away a book about Michelangelo for children. I noticed the book didn't seem to be lying flat, which sometimes indicates water damage, so I opened it up and noticed that there were numerous paper clips all over the book. Ugh. I hate when I find paper clips in books because they rip the pages and if left in long enough can discolor or eat through the pages (so...note to readers - don't put them in any books you have!). I digress. The paper clips were at the top, side and bottom of groups of pages and then there were a couple of sheets of copy paper paper clipped inside the book. Well, after removing the paper clips and paper I realized that the person who had had the book was trying to cover up the nudity in the paintings and sculptures. Of Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel Michelangelo, people, not Hustler. I rolled my eyes and just couldn't help but laugh. If that is what you are going to do to a book about art, then don't check it out. Their kid will probably end up being a porn star.

3 comments:

PrincessGreen17 said...

You're probably right!

Belle of Madison said...

That's just weird! And sheltering your kid is one thing but take the stuff out before you turn it back in! I hate it when people leave stuff in books. And what's wrong with the person who checked it in, why didn't they take the paperclips out?

Susie said...

People can be so destructive. At least it wasn't like the book I found at Tusc. Public Library...um, a bit damp. (See old blog post.)