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Greg Arce
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Yes. I have no problems with a card magician using a brand new deck or a coin guy bringing out shiny coins... that's like your father taking care of his tools. But when it comes to something like a book test, it's suppose to represent something we all have and use in life. People don't put their books in plastic bags and seal them up for protection... unless they're a first edition of some classic novel. No, people read on the toilet, throw books into their bags as they rush out, stuff their bookshelves tight, sometimes use them as a coaster, etc. In life, we don't treat books like they are $300... especially paperbacks. I do see some taking more care of a hardcover book, but still not to the level that some treat their fantastic new book test book.

End of extended rant.

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Great points Greg. I don't own tons of book tests but the few I do have are really battered up, sometimes unintentionally. One book shared a bag with my flask of coffee and the flask decided to leak. It's fine. It looks like it's been used. I also managed to get a local library to stamp them up with various dates and their library stamp. You could even use these dates within a performance, although I've never played around with it.
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Greg - you've always had amazing advice, and your posts in this thread are pure gold!

Nothing to add... except that I hope everyone reads this.
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On Nov 25, 2021, Joe S. wrote:
Greg - you've always had amazing advice, and your posts in this thread are pure gold!

Nothing to add... except that I hope everyone reads this.


Well, thanks. Like I said, it's just been a pet peeve of mine when I see someone treat their book test like it came out of the Ark of the Covenant.
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