Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Lost Ones

I am currently reading The Guide by R.K. Narayan. It's a book I started sometime before Christmas, then I misplaced it. I found it a week or so ago, and now I'm starting it again. I know, not very interesting...

Here's the thing, there is no telling how many books I have done this with in the past. Usually when I find them, I don't bother with them again. It's mind boggling when this happens with a book I was enjoying (like The Guide)...what, the magic was lost or something?

My propensity for misplacing books is one of many reasons I put off buying an ereader - fear of misplacing my $200 'book'. So far I haven't misplaced my nook, but it does scare the same time it's harder to actually misplace the ebooks on it, so long as I don't lose the device. .

What this has me wondering is how many great books I've missed out on just because I'm an idiot. I've tried keeping one book at home and another at work just so I don't carry books to and fro, but inevitably I find I'm enjoying one book more than the other, so I end up carrying it to and fro...and, of course, risking misplacing the book. I often find the book months down the road...but these books are still Lost Ones, because I seldom start reading them again. Does anyone else do this odd behavior?

I hope The Guide turns out to be a great book...The Lost Ones deserve a winner.

1 comment:

  1. I've only ever lost on book, To Kill a Mockingbird. I was looking fo it a few months ago to re-read, I emptied my book shelves but still couldn't find it. I have no idea what I did with it.