It seems that rising UK fuel costs have led many cash-strapped senior citizens to begin utilizing a new, inexpensive fuel source: used books. Seems that a good, thick hardback book like an encyclopedia or almanac will burn most of the night. Seniors are swarming charity shops like Goodwill and Salvation Army bookshops to find their “fuel” at the cheapest price possible:
Note: If this post has inspired you to start burning "book logs," please ask yourself these questions before consigning that book to the fire:
Would any person I know like this book as a gift?
Would any library I use appreciate this book as a donation to its collection?
If the answer to either question is yes, DON'T burn that book!