Now, a book is more than it's physical presence. The story lives beyond the printed word, and no amount of physical manipulation will truly destroy the book. It's just... It's a book. Something that is, dare I say, almost sacred to me? Destroying a book like that feels awfully close to book burning, even though my rational mind knows they're nothing alike.
On the other hand, a book purse is an unusual thing. I'm sure it would inspire a lot of comments. Is that such a bad thing? Maybe someone sees your book purse and is intrigued. Why did you pick that book? What is it about that story that made you want to carry the book around all the time, advertising your literary taste? Maybe they get inspired to pick up the book and get lost in the story. Maybe you bring another reader into the fold....
I still haven't decided what I think about these bags. Unusual? Undoubtedly. A good thing? I just don't know.
What do you think? Am I being irrational? Would you buy a book purse (or do you have one already)?