Yeah, books do something, you read them.
Thank you Captain Obvious, but techinically "you read them" isn't "them doing something" it's "you doing something." And makes them a waste of time and money.
I found one at the bookstore that raised my security (I wish I had gone with this over destruction as a major.) But two others of equal price did nothing but babble about things I don't care about (I'm not a role playing fan, typically, so I'm just here to quest, not read about some war 500 years ago that has no real bearing on my becoming the thieves guildmaster.)
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