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Friday October 18, 2002
09:11 PM

Well-read termites

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We just discovered what happens when termites get into a box of old books. :(

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  • This happened to me a few years ago. We had boxes of books in the garage that I hadn't unpacked in anticipation of buying new bookshelves (which took far longer than it should have, but that's another story).

    Some boxes had good (expensive) hardcover textbooks and cheap, usually second-hand, paperbacks. The termites must've been gourmets, because they only ate the expensive ones, the bastards. I figured I lost somewhere around 2 or 3 thousand dollars worth of books.