Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book Thief

Today at work, Annie and I started true confessing about books we've stolen--or wish we'd stolen (she once found a signed first edition of a classic kids book in her sister's hometown library and was sorely tempted).

I myself once took an old paperback edition of THE TWO TOWERS from the shelves of the beach house my family rents for a week each summer. Yeah and here's the worst part. The house belongs to nuns. So I am the kind of person who steals from nuns.

I have to live with that.

9 comments:

Lisa B. said...

Your family rents a beach house from nuns? How did I not know this crucial detail about you?

Kerry said...

hahaha! it all makes sense now...

Becca said...

Don't the nuns take some sort of anti-ownership vows anyway? So stealing from nuns isn't really stealing, it's more like living the communal law.

wjmom said...

That's it. I'm tellin'...

LucindaF said...

Thief of scallop edged crystal dishes and a nuns book. You're living a life of crime.

You should contact your library and ask them to donate part of the proceeds that they collect from your book return tardiness to a convent.

Or, I could start confessing to you and by comparison you will receive Sainthood.

Andria said...

I only stole from family members. I stole fluffy romance novels from my mom and from my aunt's old room at my grandma's house. I did finally return the book to my aunt's room, but those Harlequin romances were mine forever. I was about 13 or 14 at the time.

Most recently, I almost stole a copy of Writer's Digest from my gym because I liked some of the articles in it and I didn't think anyone at my gym would mind. But, at the last minute, I decided not to my ruin my minute chance of getting into Heaven, and I checked the issue out of the library instead.

BBB said...

That is awesome.

Anne said...

OK, I also "borrowed" my brother-in-law's mass market copy of Pillars of the Earth and never even read it. I brought it into the bookstore yesterday to donate to the troops overseas.

Louise Plummer said...

I figure you can steal books from beach rentals if you also leave a book you've already read. That way the library is every changing.

Could you do that with sterling silver flatware?