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Old 01-07-2010, 06:32 PM   #31
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I've gotten rashes - bad rashes, on my face - from old books on several occasions. (I have very sensitive skin, I get rashes from ANYTHING (perfume, deodorant, scented soap, creme, makeup, certain foods, cats...) so that's no surprise, but still.
I've also gotten rashes from old books; there's something in the dye they used about a hundred years ago on brown/red bindings that I must be allergic to. I touch them, and my hands break out in itchy spots. Really romantic, rashes. I've taken to wearing latex gloves when handling old books...

And I don't get the author of the article going all poetic over spots. That's *fungus*! I certainly wouldn't want my friends to get covered in fungus. Eurgh.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:57 AM   #32
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The 'smell' of old books is mold and chemical deterioration (not to mention the spots). What's good about that?
So is the flavour of wine and cheese, and people seem to like that

Now, what I'd like is a wooden ebook reader, I like the smell of wood
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Jelby, that is an easy one. Go get a couple of pieces of Cedar or other preferred wood. Veneer or thin plywood would even work. Make yourself a nice holder for your reader.

Check the Jetbook forum, 1$ photo album and a bit of velcro to make a nice holder for jetbook. Showed my wife the thread and she went and did the exact same thing.

If you want to smell and feel wood while reading, its certainly doable.
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