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Subject: destroy a book
Date Posted: 7/17/2012 11:19 PM ET
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Have you ever accidently messed up a book especially a wishlist book? I just had about a dragon ( a heavily wishlisted book) get pushed in the dishwater by my cat.

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 12:53 AM ET
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Oh no, lol, sorry but that made me giggle. Yes, my dog unfortunately has chewed up a few books when she's wanted a snack. So disappointing, especially when it's a wishlist book to send out.

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Date Posted: 7/18/2012 3:32 AM ET
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I dropped one in a puddle right in front of the post office.  Way down into the four inches of muck. 

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 7:41 AM ET
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If it's still readable you can post it in the book bazaar in the unpostable WL thread and get a credit for it. If you don't get a taker, there is another site (not nearly as busy) where the requestor pays the postage and you can specify condition. You never know.

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 11:12 AM ET
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I dropped a heavily wish listed book into a hot tub on vacation once. Now I only take unpostable books on vacation, lol.

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 1:12 PM ET
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I drop several per year in the tub, or forget and touch them with wet fingers - almost always a popular/wishlisted book.  That is one of the reasons why I use PBS.  I won't take library books (or my tablet/ebook reader) into the bathtub.

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 1:25 PM ET
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The book is very readable still.  However, it now smells.  It there anyway to help eliminate the smell? 2) If I send it to someone with actual good postable books, will this smell leak off onto the other books?

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 5:00 PM ET
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I had a stack of WL books, I was getting ready to send out and I set them down on a windowsill not seeing that it was soaked from that days storm  :(

Date Posted: 7/18/2012 7:03 PM ET
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A couple years ago I sat down at my desk with a book I'd finished reading.  I was planning on reposting it.

Then I knocked over my cup of water.  Onto the book.