Thursday, February 02, 2012

Booking Through Thursday: Found Books

This week, BTT asks: "Have you ever read a random book left in a waiting room or on a park bench, etc., and did you like it?"

And my answer is -- I don't think so. If I have, I don't remember it, so I guess the book must not have made much of an impression.

Actually, if I found a book in a waiting room or on a park bench or in any public place, unless it was clearly marked as a giveaway (with a Book Crossing label or something like that), I'd most likely just leave it where I found it, assuming the owner might come looking for it.


  1. I agree with you. I can't remember ever finding a book just laying around anywhere.

  2. I don't think I've ever read a book I found in a public place either.

  3. Those are my thoughts, too, Joy...mine is slightly different, but in a sense, the book was "found."

    Here's MY THEME THURSDAYS POST - and here’s

  4. I agree also, I never found a book just lying around.

  5. I've never heard of this book crossing until today. I will have to check it out. Here's my BTT.

    Happy Reading!
    Cathy @ Addicted to Books

  6. It's never happened to me either and I would make the same assumption.

  7. Hi: Yes, I'd have a hard time taking a book from clearly "public-private" places (like a waiting room) - a train station might be different, I often leave a newspaper or magazine or book behind in a hotel or airport in the hope that someone else will pick it up. Here's my story: Happy reading, Ruby

  8. I'd feel the same way. I would never pick it up and figure the owner would be back for it.


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