Monday, November 10, 2008

Books in My Lobby 3


Most books in my lobby aren't my cup of java, but I couldn't resist picking up another J.D. Salinger, even though I have about 2 or 3 copies of each of his books already. I just knew it would go to a good home if I snatched it up. Unfortunately, when I brought it back up to my abode, I found the thing smelled of the worst industrial-strength air freshener. I did what my Dad always does when he buys some moldy old books: I aired it out. Since I don't have a porch or a patio or a yard, I propped it in one of our open windows. It took a few days, but the stink finally went away.

4 comments:

Robin said...

I've always loved J.D. Salinger's books & thrilled to see you're collecting them (even if you have to air them out)! The big question is -- what is Salinger writing now??

Dell Smith said...

I have a feeling we will find out soon enough...

Cynthia Sherrick said...

One temptation my cat, Coco, could never resist was a book standing up and propped open near a window. :)
One paw swipe and the book goes down. Fun.

Liz's Mom said...

So glad you wrote this. I wondered how to get the moldy or other unpleasant odor out of a book.

Nice blog post.