This "Book Murderer" Is Causing Mass Panic on Twitter

Alex Christofi's life hack is taking "hack" a little too far.

The author and editor revealed on Twitter that he is considered a "book murderer" by his colleagues because he slices long books in half to maximize portability.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Christofi attempted to explain that the unconventional habit makes it easier for him to carry books around with him. Some people agreed with him. Others... did not.

There are so many questions. What happens if you finish your half and can't continue because the other half is at home? Wouldn't the pages separate from the binding and scatter everywhere? And, perhaps most importantly, how could Christofi read Infinite Jest without referencing the copious index in the back of the book? Well, he has an answer to that, too.

There's no telling how much time or space this process actually manages to save. Christofi finds the practice of cutting books in half both rational and convenient, and he's free to do as he wishes. In the end, they are just books, after all.

But at what cost?

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Post originally appeared on American Upbeat.