If I buy a blank book from the provisioner's shop (one that I can write in) and leave it on the ground how long will it last?? Heres the reason why.. I like to drink, and play UO.. so I figure I can open my tavern up for maybe 30 minutes a week. Spawn a thing with drunken rantings that will inspire my patrons to run around the world looking for books laying around.. If the books will last for say 4 hours it should be plenty of time for me to recall and drop everything off, drink for a half hour and others can run around for an hour or so.