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New Uses for Old Books

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1BethyB
Editat: feb. 2, 2010, 3:56pm

I'm not sure whether to be amused, or appalled. I guess it depends on which books you use ...

http://www.wikihow.com/Reuse-Books

I find #6 particularly disturbing.

2WholeHouseLibrary
feb. 2, 2010, 3:59pm

MY EYES!! MY EYES!!!

3BethyB
feb. 2, 2010, 4:08pm

Sorry, I should have put a warning in the title - "Not for the Faint of Heart" or "Not for the Literarily Sensitive" or some such.

4karenmarie
feb. 2, 2010, 4:49pm

It's bad enough that people would do that to books, but the things they do are also just ticky-tacky.

5pollysmith
feb. 2, 2010, 6:31pm

Oh thats awful! Unless they are unreadable I sell or donate them!

6tloeffler
feb. 3, 2010, 2:46pm

Wow. Just wow.

I picked up a book at a library sale once and opened it to see how big the print was (tell the truth, you do that too). The inside of it was cut out like #2 (I think that's the one). The book was Fear-L. Ron Hubbard. I took it as an omen and put it to the side.

There was a book in my garage. It was old, and moldy, and probably a book that no one would ever read (can't remember the title). It sat there for years before I could throw it away. And even then, I kept pulling it out of the trash.

7lbradf
feb. 14, 2010, 8:56pm

You guys crack me up! I thought I love books and reading until I came to LT. You all have given me a whole new perspective!

8Autodafe
feb. 14, 2010, 9:15pm

Barbaric.

9mamzel
maig 6, 2010, 1:07pm

Leave the moldy ones in the garbage or use them as mulch. Remember that they can infect other books if they come in contact (rather like an STD). If they were that good, buy yourself a new copy.

10pmackey
jul. 30, 2010, 6:58pm

When I have a book that is truly "worthless", such as old computer or text books, I cut the leaves out and recycle the paper. It's all part of the circle of life. At least that's how I comfort myself....