This week's BTT question: You’ve just dropped your favorite, out-of-print book into a bathtub, ruining it completely … What do you do now?
If I lost a favorite book to some disaster (watery or otherwise), I would first of all probably swear a lot. Then I'd be very depressed – maybe even shed a few tears. Then I'd start looking online for a replacement – ABE Books, Amazon, eBay – all the usual places. I might also check the used-book stores in this area, although there aren't many of those left.
But I take showers, so I would never be presented with the problem of books dropped in the bath.
And if I did take baths, my favorite out-of-print book would never come near the water.