Any cinnamon on your Cervantes, sir?

Random fact about Stanley Pleeber no. 3: Stanley Pleeber was obsessed with cinnamon. One reason we know this (other than the fact that he regularly told people) is that all his books smell of cinnamon. Apparently he used to sprinkle the powdered spice all over them.

Now, I’d love to imagine that this was a form of ‘active reading’; that Pleeber was trying, as readers should, to unlock the potential of literature through the means of committed experimentation in and around the book as object. Unfortunately, there is little proof that Pleeber ever read his books. The most we can glean from the above fact is that Pleeber liked cinnamon. A lot.

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