This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“Have you ever read a random book left in a waiting room or on a park bench, etc., and did you like it?“
Being a bit of a ‘germaphobe’, I don’t think it is likely that I would pick up a book from a waiting room or a park bench. Who knows where it has been? But I did read a copy of Eragon by Christopher Paolini, left behind by someone at my grandma’s house. It wasn’t hers but since it was found in her house it didn’t feel all unclean to me.
Did I like it? Well, I didn’t hate it. It felt a bit underdone and heavily influenced by popular books and movies but overall it was quite good. I was surprised to find myself getting pretty engrossed by it.
Hi: My answer involves my grandparents too – see http://yearofreadingmybooks.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/empire-state-cakes-and-chatterboxes-booking-through-thursday/ Happy reading, Ruby
Hello! Yay for grandparents!
I don’t think I’d consider germs but more that a book usually belongs to someone 😉 Pick up random books at the library all the time!
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Like I said before, no problems with library books but books from random places is a big no no.
Really great answer. I couldn’t pick something off somewhere public either. Here’s my BTT.
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Thanks! Join the club! 🙂
I’m a little leary about picking up books in public places myself.
Join the club! 🙂
Good answer. I’m sort of a “germaphobe” too, when it comes to picking up strange books (or anything else) — you never know who’s handled it. Of course, I guess the same thing could be said of library books, and I don’t mind picking them up. Which is sort of strange, now that I think about it.
I totally agree with you! Funny how I have no problems with library books but I can’t see myself picking up anything from random places.
As I racked my brain for the answer to this one, I couldn’t think of any random books….here’s MY THEME THURSDAYS POST – and here’s
I had to think very hard too!
Interesting answer. Here is mine: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/booking-through-thursday-found-books.html
I couldn’t finish Eragon for exactly the reasons you describe…
My Booking Through Thursday post
I still say there are worst things out there which are ridiculously popular. 🙂