I'm going on the record right now: I hate book jackets.* These thin paper protectors look pretty in the store, and they help to differentiate books visually. But practically speaking, I can't stand them -- too easy to tear, lose, or crumple! And if there's one thing I hate, it's a torn or crumpled piece of paper.
My friend Lyza recently asked the question of her readers: Do you remove book jackets? She included a survey in her blog entry, and the current winning answer, by a mile, is "Yes,... READ ON