Book overdose

I used to collect lots (hundreds) of books. Now I don’t, because they’re cumbersome and I tend to move often. E-books renders dead tree books an unnecessary luxury.

Another reason why large book collections may be a bad idea – they can kill you:

A couple in eastern China whose apartment was packed with tens of thousands of books discovered that their home library was slowly poisoning them, according to a television news report.

The couple and their child, who live in Taizhou, Jiangsu province, developed symptoms of formaldehyde poisoning at the end of last year, Jiangsu Television reports.

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