Forgotten: Items Found in Used Books

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what fun!
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I am constantly amazed at the amount of junk in library books that I check out. Nothing as interesting as this, though.

And yeah, Prince is mostly full of shit, but he's probably right about using the Internet for releasing music.
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The thing that will eventually drive me to buy an e-book reader is the huge number of boogers "forgotten" in books from the public library.

What the fuck is wrong with people? If it's not a green contorted nose-gnome smeared down the middle of the page, it's a blob of taco sauce or a coffee ring or a greasy fingerprint on the page corner. I won't read a library book anywhere but flat on a table, and I have to go wash up afterwards. (And yeah, I know the invisible dirt like the dried sneeze-droplets and the ball-sweat is probably worse than what I can see.) Puke-o-rama.
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@3 Hairs, you forgot to mention hairs, long black ones... My Kindle is nice and clean. The only down-side is conservative-looking 60-something men who seem drawn to the technology, want to "have a look," and read over my shoulder, unfortunately right at the point in the "kilt-lifter" Scottish time-travel pornography that I favour when the heroine is getting what-for against a barn wall...sigh.
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@4, you disgusting pervert, you.

Got any recommendations?

I find that most of the hairs I find in books are short and curly. Which is much much worse than long and straight.
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If I've ever found a hair in a book, I haven't noticed. Every time I see someone reading a Kindle I want to grab it from them and just fling it in a random direction, consequences be damned. I never ever would, but the urge worries me.
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@5 It's a long list, Fnarf. Beginning with the most *erudite* of the bunch, Outlander, and moving on to the highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. Be careful, because if you read these, you may attack Mrs. Fnarf in a crowded parking lot, or in the kitchen with children nearby...I have seen it happen.

Gus, I have long brown hair and 6 earrings. If you happen to see someone matching that description reading a Kindle, please resist the urge to fling it away, or I will have to arm wrestle you until you weep.
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Noted, Canuck. I think my flinging urge is some nasty incipient crabby-old-man thing, which must be stamped out by getting one of the damn things and learning to like it, lo, twenty-five thousand Paul Constant posts later.

And fair warning on the arm wrestling/weeping. I lost my arm wrestling mojo when a blonde with a bendy-straw arm took me down hard a couple years back. Her wry little smile haunts me still.
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@8 Arm wrestling is best when one is wearing heels and a party dress, at least from personal experience, because they really don't take you seriously until the *smackdown.*

I was anti-Kindle, too (English major, love real books) but man, they are handy for traveling! As Fnarf says, though, the "wet newsprint" look of the screen took a while to get used to.