Do library books make you want to wash your hands?

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01 Feb 2011, 2:12 am

I can't remember the last time I stepped into a library let alone touched a book in one.

Books of any age leave a gritty dusty feeling on my hands which I don't like, so I'd end up washing my hands after touching them anyway.



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01 Feb 2011, 3:26 am

The last time I read a library book I got a paper cut to the eyeball from reading without my safety glasses on.



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01 Feb 2011, 7:46 am

True story.

A friend of mine lent a book to his neighbor. The guy brought it back all crinkled and weird looking.

My friend said "What the hell did you do to it?"

The guy said "I accidentally dropped it into the toilet so I put it in the clothes dryer"



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01 Feb 2011, 7:47 pm

Going into a library makes me want to wash... 8O
They're all a bit seedy around these parts.


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02 Feb 2011, 12:20 pm

No.
But now that I've actually paid some thought to the issue, they probably will in future. :P



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02 Feb 2011, 4:07 pm

you know it buddy! I can see the filth on them because they always have those plastic covers on. i can spot germs on library books from a mile away son!!


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02 Feb 2011, 6:04 pm

richardbenson wrote:
you know it buddy! I can see the filth on them because they always have those plastic covers on. i can spot germs on library books from a mile away son!!


LOL, those are suppose to be dust jackets, not germ jackets.



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02 Feb 2011, 6:26 pm

It's DISGUSTING when there are foods particles/hair/smudges on the pages.And don't get me started on missing pages,torn out pieces,or pictures which have been cut out. People are so stupid!



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13 Feb 2011, 3:44 pm

Only because they are often covered with dust not because I'm afraid of the germs.



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13 Feb 2011, 3:47 pm

Mackica wrote:
It's DISGUSTING when there are foods particles/hair/smudges on the pages.And don't get me started on missing pages,torn out pieces,or pictures which have been cut out. People are so stupid!


Sometimes there are some additional items between the pages about which the previous person who borrowed the book forgot. Like a multiplication table. Or a photo of a pair of young people put between the pages.