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Old 11-15-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Herpes Virus Found on Library Copies of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

According to the article, many books test positive for cocaine, while fifty shades of grey tested positive for cocaine and the herpes virus. Don't worry though, because it's not enough herpes virus to get the disease just by touching the book.
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Most people will remember the classic episode of Seinfeld were George gets caught trying to return a library book that he read in the bathroom. Obviously, I'd say over 80% of people who read books will sometimes read a book in the bathroom.

This however raises a legitimate concern for women who read not only Fifty Shades of Grey, but also other romance novels. I've never heard of males pleasuring themselves while reading a book, although some magazines are an exception like playboy. However, most males just use the internet, so maybe it's not such a good idea to borrow a male's laptop.

Are there any women willing to share their experience with romance novels, and what exactly goes on with them while they read a good one?
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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I work for a really large county library system. We do not own any copies of 50 Shades of Grey.

But....yuck....
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I have often found some gross stuff in library books. I am thankful for my Kindle.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Yup, I love my e reader. Growing up in the 50's and 60's no one would ever consider defacing a library book, but now they are just down right nasty.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When I was a kid, I collected stamps. I had thousands of stamps from the most god-awful disease ridden hellholes in the world, all of them licked by somebody, from Gabon's lepers to Typhoid Mary. And when they popped loose from my album, I just relicked the hinge on the back and stuck them back in. Hundreds of millions of people in the world have collected stamps, and I've never heard of a single instance of a disease being transmitted that way.

I can't imagine how awful life must be, to be terrified of lethal library books stalking the land.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Yup, I love my e reader. Growing up in the 50's and 60's no one would ever consider defacing a library book, but now they are just down right nasty.
This. Or talking loudly in the library.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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When I was a kid, I collected stamps. I had thousands of stamps from the most god-awful disease ridden hellholes in the world, all of them licked by somebody, from Gabon's lepers to Typhoid Mary. And when they popped loose from my album, I just relicked the hinge on the back and stuck them back in. Hundreds of millions of people in the world have collected stamps, and I've never heard of a single instance of a disease being transmitted that way.

I can't imagine how awful life must be, to be terrified of lethal library books stalking the land.
There is a big difference between licking a once before licked stamp and handling a library book that someone touched while sexually gratifying themselves or someone else........
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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Money is so much dirtier. Should we stop picking that up too? Anyways, just get a Kindle Fire. Problem solved.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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There is a big difference between licking a once before licked stamp and handling a library book that someone touched while sexually gratifying themselves or someone else........
Not really... you can't get herpes from touching a book that once had the virus touch it.

Anyway, as a librarian I don't have a choice in touching library books! We just use hand sanitizer periodically, and I always wash my hands before eating and when I get home from work (in addition to the usual hand washing times). No biggie, and as someone said above, money is MUCH "dirtier" than library books. We do find the occasional disgusting "mystery stain," but usually they're no worse than anything you touch in public.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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This. Or talking loudly in the library.
Ugh, don't get me started on that! All day I hear cell phones ringing, text messages "binging," and people just talking inappropriately loud in my library. We don't expect complete silence, but it's a LIBRARY - not Starbucks, for chrissakes.
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