I love to read.
I love to sniff books. The paper smell? Is intoxicating.
But I can only do it if I buy the book. If I get a book from the library, I don't go sniffing it because who knows where it's been?
Lately, I've received some rather gross books from the library. Books with weird things smeared on the pages. Books that smell.
I got one that smelled as though it had been BATHING in cigarette smoke. Every time I'd turn a page and blast of smoke would puff up into my face.
It was bad. As in, giving me a headache, bad.
Why people feel the need to treat library books like crap is beyond me. It's common sense NOT spill stuff all over them. Mistakes happen, yes, but report it when you turn it into the library at least.
And the cigarette smoke? Well, I wish people wouldn't smoke and read books but I know it's unrealistic. But maybe blow your smoke AWAY from the book?
I was tempted to spray some perfume on the book, but I didn't want to make people sick with THAT scent. So I just read the book and tried not to breathe in so sharply.
Try to keep library books away from the cigarette smoke.