The Most Random Place You’ve Left A Book?

July 2, 2016 Discussions 11

So we all have that one friend (or possibly ARE that one friend?!) who is always misplacing things. One of my best friends used to be my roommate a number of years ago. I once walked into our apartment to find a half gallon of milk sitting on the tray by the front door where she usually kept her keys. It was still cold so I grabbed it and headed to the fridge. Only to discover her keys were on the shelf where the milk usually sat!

She didn’t even realize she had swapped them. *laughs* I usually only have a few places I leave books, besides on bookshelves of course. My favorite reading chair usually has my current read, or the book I need to read after my current one. My computer desk currently has a few books on it that I’ve finished but need to write the reviews for. My work bag has my Kindle in it, and on weekends I also take in a paperback book in case I get bored or tired of my current ebook. Sometimes I leave the physical book I’m reading at the kitchen table. This usually happens before work, when I’m reading it until it’s time to go. I’ll read til the last minute and then leave it at my place, to be picked up and carried upstairs again after work.

All that said, I do still find books in places I don’t expect. Like the other day I realized I had left one on the seat of my exercise bike. I remember needing to get it out of the way to take a picture of something, and then apparently forgot I’d left it there.

When my Kaylynn was still alive, she was a major book thief. (Of course, she also stole really weird things for a cat, like plugged in glue guns, DVD’s, bills, and anything else that she could carry!) I’d find books behind the dresser, under the bed, under the coffee table, in the middle of the kitchen floor… Pretty much anywhere she could stash them, or just laying around after she no longer wanted to hide them. Miles (Kaylynn’s full sister) is also a book thief. But she prefers to steal them to sleep on, not to hide them.

Dad is always losing his books. Usually ones he hasn’t read yet. I find his books all over the house. Behind a dresser, on top of a stack of boxes, on the floor under his computer desk, in the laundry room… I once found a book slotted in on the shelf of DVD’s. I’m still not sure what happened there.


So where is the strangest place you’ve left or found a book? Do you always keep them in the same places? Have you ever lost a book, gotten a new copy, only to find the old one right after?

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11 Responses to “The Most Random Place You’ve Left A Book?”

  1. Tiffany

    I’m not sure I’ve left books on random place xD Usually I leave my books on my study desk and sometimes, the dining table. Your cat sounds really cute, but I think I’ll be annoyed if I found my book somewhere like that xD (How did it carry a book anyway?) Anyway, fun post! 🙂
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    • SilvaraWilde

      I’m guessing she grabbed them in her teeth. But I’m not 100% as I never caught her in the act, or found any tooth marks! *laughs* She was a thief from an early age though, after she stole a plugged in glue-gun, nothing surprised me when it turned up missing anymore!

      I totally keep my books in only certain places, most of the time. And it always makes me laugh (and be glad!) that I didn’t get the “always losing things” gene from my Dad.

  2. Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books

    I drove myself nuts looking for a book about 2 months ago. I was halfway done with it and I knew I left it in my bedroom, but when I got back from a trip, it was gone. I searched the whole house and yelled at everyone here accusing them of moving it somewhere. BUT I found it wedged between the bed and the wall in a really weird way that couldn’t be seen from looking from the top down or from the side. I only found it bc I jammed my hand in there as a last ditch effort. I didn’t have to apologize though because I know my husband did that when he slept in the bed the nights I wasn’t here. So it was still his fault 🙂
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    • SilvaraWilde

      So he hid your book on purpose, or just didn’t see it in the bed and knocked it down there? *grins* Either way, totally his fault. *nods* But that’s funny!

      Dad lost a step-stool once. Because I needed it, so I moved it all of 3feet over from where it had been. Still in the same room, still in plain sight. But he took the house apart looking for it before asking if I’d seen it. Now he asks me about everything he’s missing, even if I have no idea what he’s talking about, just in case. *laughs*

  3. Lola

    My mom is like that, she always puts her keys on weird palces and then is surprised when she can’t find them.

    My books are always on set places. Physical books are on my shelves. My ipad is always on the dinner table or sometimes in my bag when I take it with me somewhere. My kobo always lies on this desk we have or on the couch when I am reading. I can’t remember a weird place I left any of my books. I do sometimes forget I put my ipad on the charger and then wonder why it isn’t on the dinner table.
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    • SilvaraWilde

      I try to keep mine in certain spots as well. Mostly because my friends and family are scatter-brains and I don’t want it to rub off on me! *laughs* But also because if I only leave certain things in certain spots, then there are less places I have to look if something goes missing.

  4. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I lost a library book earlier this year and never did find it. I vaguely remember moving it off of my bookshelf because I wanted to take a picture of the shelf – and then I never saw it again. I searched the house so many times, but it never turned up! I’ll probably find it in three years inside of a couch or something. (That happened once with the remote – it fell so far down into the reclining couch’s mechanism that it was almost impossible to reach and we only saw it when it fell further and peeked out of a fold at the bottom!)
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    • SilvaraWilde

      *laughs* Now when you lose something, or your family does, you can tell people “the couch ate it!” I do that to my coworkers all the time. My building is supposedly haunted, so when they lose stuff I tell them “The ghost ate it!”

      I found a library book once. We moved into a house, and shortly after moving in, I found a book. I can’t remember exactly where I found it, but I remember it had the library info on it and all. I turned it in, and they said it had been missing for 2 years and the person had had to replace it so now they had an extra copy! (hopefully that doesn’t happen to you!)

  5. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I don’t think I’ve left books in really strange places. I do find books in my bed sometimes because that’s where I read. My dog pushes the blankets over the book, and then I feel a random book when I’m getting into bed.
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    • SilvaraWilde

      *laughs* Luckily my cat doesn’t bury anything other than toys in my bed. Well, and herself of course. Books are strictly for stealing from me to sleep on. Why? I have no idea!

      I don’t tend to leave books odd places either, but it seems like everyone else in my life does. So I never know where or when I’m going to stumble on a random book!

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