Bu the real capper was this morning :( I went to get a green tea frappuccino from Starbucks... I put off drinking it, thought I would wait till I get in to work. See, from the parking lot to the lab, there's a hill to climb. For some reasons, I think it's easier to climb when your hands are free. So I tucked the frappuccino into my bag of books, making sure it was surrounded with plastic so the moisture wouldn't wet the books, and off I go...
Yep, you guessed right. It spilled!!! Ugh. Probably when I got out of the car, I squished it and 1/4 spilled!! Luckily, I only had 2 books in the bag that were not in another plastic bag... but one of them was The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan... a HC!!! Ugh. At least, the dust jacket was off. Okay, the damages weren't too bad. I wiped off the Red Pyramid so at least, it's not sticky, but it is no longer smooth either and the there's a bit of discoloration in the red of the case. The endpapers at the back are actually where there's been the most damage :( When you look at the front edge of both books, well there's a green tinge. I'm lucky enough though that the liquid didn't seep in too much making the pages wavy or at least, not too much in The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells. I'm going to have to flip the pages a couple of times though to be sure that none stick together ^_^;
Here are the pictures. A little late, but better than never :P
Anyway, I thought it'd be fun to share some horror stories LOL.
What about you? What's the worst that has happened to one of your books?
PS - Don't I sound smart, using word like endpapers and front edge? LOL. Well I got my vocabulary from this post :P