Have you ever used a book in vain?
I’ve gone over the weird and wonderful things we’ve used when there was nary a bookmark in sight (or, as I suspect, when we just wanted to be bookishly quirky). Now I’m wondering, have you ever taken it one step further and used a book for a non-book purpose?
Books make up my poor man’s nightstand: Ikea boxes + tower of books + magazines stacked on top, et voila: the perfect perch for my morning multigrain Cheerios.
Yesterday I used a special edition Harry Potter to prop up a misbehaving printer power cord.
And I’ve possibly used a phone book for kindling, but never a real book.
What about you? Other forms of book furniture? Anything more inventive?