Posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yesterday, we shared a viral Tweet from a man who literally cuts books in half to make them more portable.

We — and, probably, many of you — suspected he was trolling the world.

The outrage poured in on Twitter, as did the tongue-in-cheek responses (the entire thread is here).

But imagine our surprise when we woke up this morning to a column from the offending reader, Alex Christofi, in the Guardian.

Christofi, as it turns out, was completely serious about his book-slicing — and unapologetic.

Yes, he has a Kindle, and yes, he sometimes listens to audiobooks, but if he has a thick paperback, breaking it into literally smaller chunks is the only way he’ll actually read it.

And isn’t not reading a book the greater crime?

(Feel free to answer Christofi and us in the comments.)

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Reading, The Guardian

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