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Subject: Book smells like smoke AFTER it got wet??
Date Posted: 12/23/2007 8:10 AM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2007
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Well, Like an idiot I dropped my newly received book in the bathtub while reading last night so now I can't relist it and hopefully I'll be able  to at least finish reading it! But after I got it out and started to dry it out I noticed it REEKED of smoke!

Is that normal for a smell to come out after it has been wet? I didn't notice anything before but it was so bad after that you didn't even have to hold the book to your nose to smell it.

Date Posted: 12/23/2007 8:24 AM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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Yes, moisture (including humidity in the air) can bring out smells, especially of liquids that have dried.  Unfortunately, I know this because of my experience with cat pee-- ; )  If you have a cat that has peed outside of the litter box you will be very aware of it on a humid day.

Date Posted: 12/23/2007 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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Sorry about the loss of your book, Brandy, but how interesting about the smoke smell being "released."  You learn something new every day!