Monday, May 17, 2010

Listful Mondays: Books I Have Lost

Books I Have Lost

I doubt I remember every book I no longer have in my possession, but I remember some that I have loaned, lost, or destroyed. I think about them with longing...
  1. Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (This was the 1965 edition that went with the set that my older brother gave. One of my little brothers borrowed it and LOST it. I have recently acquired a replacement copy.)
  2. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (This was a copy I bought for myself, and you all know my history with that book... The same little brother borrowed it and ruined it. He was officially on my list now. I was able to replace this one soon after.)
  3. The Apprentice by Deborah Talmadge-Bickmore (This I loaned to a friend. I could not find another copy until I met my future husband. But that is another story.)
  4. House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (I loaned this one too, and have yet to replace it!)
  5. Whirligig by Paul Fleischman (I might have loaned this one to the same person I loaned the last one to, but I'm not sure so I haven't found my pitchfork. I haven't replaced this one yet either. But, incidentally, it is fabulous. I'll have to review it.)
  6. My Pilates flip-chart stand-up exercise book (Where is that?? I didn't loan it out. It's just gone.)
  7. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan (For the record, this was in BAD shape. It was nearly broken in half. So when Baby went to knock water onto it and I grabbed and pulled in desperation...well it split fully into pieces. I was in the middle of reading it.)
  8. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey (This one is just worn out. I was my older sister's and water damaged when I acquired it. I have since read it so many times that it is a sad, crumpled thing. We bought a new for the bookshelf, but I can't seem to throw that old copy away. So I guess it isn't technically lost...)
Are there any lost books that rankle your soul??

{Next week: Reading Hazards}


  1. Oh, I lent a nice hardcover copy of Stephen King's The Gunslinger to a friend once and I still have yet to get it back. I really don't think it ever will. When I confronted him about it last year he said that he took it to a friend's house in Virginia (I live in PA) and left it there. Sooo...needless to say, I was a bit rankled after that!

  2. Once I loaned our Harry Potter #3 to my sister and it came back totally in pieces. She said if "fell apart." so I took it to the copy center and put a spiral binding on it for us... but they totally got the pages out of order. We now have a really "cool" copy of Harry Potter #3!

    I can't think of any lost books. I'm sure there are some, but I've forgotten.

  3. I had to laugh seeing your Pilates chart in between all of that. :)

  4. JessiKay - Thanx for stopping by! And sorry about your book - that would indeed be rankling.

    Suey - That is a funny story. I don't think it would have occurred to me to rebind it. Number 3 is possibly my favorite one and I totally would have bought a bright shiny new one then teased my sister mercilessly for years. :)

    Christina - Well it is a book! :) And I'm missing it terribly right now and am baffled as to where it went. I'm gonna have to order a new one!

  5. Not yet, thank goodness. But I have despaired over my numerous golden oldies when they start falling apart. Buying new copies just isn't the same.