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    I did tell the Librarian about the smoke odor in the book. She said that it must have come in and was missed by someone reshelving the books. The staff at the Library work hard and do a great job.
    I wish the patrons would take better care of the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthegarden View Post
    My rant of the day is... Books that I check out at the Library that are full of cigarette smoke. If you want to smoke that is your business but, have some respect for those of us who are allergic to cigarette smoke and puff it in another direction and not into the book. I tried setting it outside to air. I finally gave up and returned it to the Library. grumble. Time for a Kindle?? I love a real book.
    Febreeze then setting it outside for a while might help enough to let you read the book. I LOVE to read, but as someone who used to smoke, I'll just tell you that smokers aren't even thinking the odor might stick to the book when they read. (I used to read and smoke a lot while I did it) I'll tell you right now I wish I could undo it all, because it's been over 15 years now, and when I open a book, cabinet, box or other item that was owned by a smoker anytime recently, I can surely tell and it does smell awful even if you are not actually allergic. When you smoke , your sense of smell gets so damaged you can't really tell that things carry an odor the way they do. It's not a matter of respecting non smokers, I would think in most cases the fact that just one cigarette smoked on an open page really can have a lasting odor would never dawn on most smokers.

    Not that it makes it any better for us! I borrowed a kindle to read a book to see how I liked it, and I just....didn't. I like the regular paper kind. I am so old...
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by queenb View Post
    Febreeze then setting it outside for a while might help enough to let you read the book. I LOVE to read, but as someone who used to smoke, I'll just tell you that smokers aren't even thinking the odor might stick to the book when they read. (I used to read and smoke a lot while I did it) I'll tell you right now I wish I could undo it all, because it's been over 15 years now, and when I open a book, cabinet, box or other item that was owned by a smoker anytime recently, I can surely tell and it does smell awful even if you are not actually allergic. When you smoke , your sense of smell gets so damaged you can't really tell that things carry an odor the way they do. It's not a matter of respecting non smokers, I would think in most cases the fact that just one cigarette smoked on an open page really can have a lasting odor would never dawn on most smokers.

    Not that it makes it any better for us! I borrowed a kindle to read a book to see how I liked it, and I just....didn't. I like the regular paper kind. I am so old...
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    I'm old, but gadgety! But I don't have a Kindle, but I wouldn't refuse one if it happened to come my way! Gratis, of course!
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    I'm old too and I love, love, love everything about books. I also didn't like the Kindle but have just purchased a Nook book from Barnes and Nobel. My daughter had one and loved it. Trying hers, I thought I'd give it a try. It looks fabulous in color. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll have enough time to get it started up.
    I'll still read "real" books but how great to able to carry it with you so you'll always have something, like waiting for doctor's appointments, pedicures, etc.

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    I now for the first time in 18 years can actually read a book through without Mona or Joey getting in between me & the book it will be a nice thing to do but of course I'll miss the diversion.
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    I'm old too, but I love my Kobo. I always swore that I would never get one, but my boss gave me one to take to the hospital with me and now I can't live without it. I still buy regular books - there are a number of mystery authors whose work I accumulate (one of the benefits of getting old is that I never remember whodunit the next time I read any given book) - but anything I think that there's a probability I won't read again I get on the Kobo. Because it's not backlit it isn't hard on the eyes as I feared it might be, you can hold it easily and turn pages with one hand, you can prop it up against the back of the sink when you're brushing your teeth, you can carry hundreds of books with you when you go on vacation, a thousand page book doesn't take up all available room in your purse - the benefits are numerous.
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    It's been awhile since I've "read" a book. I have a 65 mile round trip back and forth from school so I've been listening to audio books. It helps pass the time and satisfies my reading urge.

    I love books, but I'd like to have a kindle too. Right now I'd take anything that wasn't "Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office", or "Computer Business Applications." (although the computer class has been fun!)
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    Audio books are great for my commute as well--over 200 km roundtrip 3x a week. I got the Harry Potter series loaded on my ipod and, since starting the commute in January, I'm halfway through Order of the Phoenix. I've read the "real" books several times myself, but there's something about hearing someone read it to me--the narrator does a fantastic job with the voices--Umbridge is particularly spot on.
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