Thursday, March 24, 2011

book loving :: book cracking

A few years ago, whilst travelling through USA, I bought my first bible.  I was travelling with some like minded friends who showed me how to crack my bible.  I am not talking about cracking codes or anything like that but about cracking the spine of a new book to avoid damaging it.

Yesterday, my new book from here arrived (and it is still on special!). Because it has a large spine, I thought I should apply my book cracking skills to it!

First, you open the book to the middle and gently press it open.
Then open to the first quarter of the book and press it open gently.
And again with the last quarter.  Depending on the book, you may need to keep dividing and opening and pressing until you have 'cracked' all of your book's spine.

I have to say that in the case of this book, it's spine is very good and probably didn't need a good cracking afterall!

Now I can't wait to dive into this gem.



  1. Loving the look of this cookbook..I brought two at the Perth Upmarket on Sunday that I have devouring in my spare time :)

  2. I am so grateful to you for sharing that special! I've been coveting the Kitchen Garden companion for an age; have just placed and order for one. Thank you so much! I'll be sure and crack the spine when I get it.


Hey thanks for popping by! I read all your comments and really try and get to your blog too. Despite my good intentions, I don't always reply to each message but I am very grateful for the time you take in sharing your thoughts with me. Word verification is back up because I am getting spammed big time. So thanks for taking that extra step in commenting. Blessings, Fi xxxxx

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