1. Getting water on my books
I will not get one drop of water on my books. Going out and bringing a book? I'm bringing a waterproof bag, which pretty much excludes all the canvas tote bags from BEA, like ever. Drinking a liquid and reading? The cup and my book will be far, far away. Eating and reading? One hand will be dedicated to eating something that doesn't stain/drop/drip and the other will be touching the book. I usually never read and eat though.
2. Going to the library and only have it be closed
It's like running through a prairie filled with rabbits, clovers and a rainbow and only to run into a glass door. All the books are locked up. One of the saddest sights ever.
3. Breaking the spine for the first time
I don't know about you but I really hate doing it. Whenever I do it, it's oddly satisfying and disappointing because hearing the crack for the first time is great but you realize that the spine will always give away more easily.
4. Accidentally folding a page
You know when you're in a rush so you just throw things into your bag so you can get out the door and do great things? I always am super careful when I'm putting in a book so I don't accidentally shove it in my bag and bend a page in the process.
5. Seeing people commit book crimes
Okay, this is serious, people. I cry inside a little every time I see someone fold over a page to hold their place, crack a paperback spine a little too much, and folding the paperback cover, creating a crease and a whole lot more.
Basically. Do you have any phobias? What about ones relating to books?