Wednesday, August 20, 2003

This also means I have to take all the tape flags out of my books. I am currently working my way through On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg, which is a veritable forest of flags--one of my classmates declared that it was the "worst abuse of tape flags" she had ever seen. Now I feel guilty about it because one of the library staff, who the students have affectionately dubbed "Santa Claus" for reasons that would be obvious if you ever saw him, told me that you shouldn't use tape flags because the glue stays behind on the pages and little microbes grow in it and will eat the book in 20 to 30 years. Oops.

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