do books do anything?
Reading some books will actually count as 'training' for certain skills. Of course, there's no way to judge this by the cover
-- you just have to read every one you come across and hope for the best.
I'm pretty sure you'll get an info pop-up if a skill gets raised by reading a book, and re-reading it won't do anything more, you only get the bonus the first time..
Think this is in TFM.
It may be that one day a young man will adore a Pinata.
I'm not even angry. I'm being so sincere right now, even though you broke my heart and killed me.