Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lost books

After a ten minute search it's become apparent that I've managed to leave Kel Robertson's first novel, Dead Set, on a bedside locker in a hotel room in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. I was going to post a Saturday snippet from it today. I'm really annoyed with myself for not checking the room properly before running out the door. At least I'd finished reading it during the two days I was staying there whilst attending a conference. I'll write the review tomorrow and post on Monday. If I'd been halfway through I'd be really cheesed off right now as the book had been specially posted to me from Australia. I'm sure you've experienced a similar experience or worse ...

6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

I certainly have, Rob, and I'm sorry for the frustration you must feel. I must say, though, it is nice to know I'm not the only one...

Bernadette in Australia said...

How annoying. I have bought two copies of several books because I lost the first copy and hadn't finished reading. Overnight train carriages are the place I seem to leave mine (I used to do quite a bit of train travel in sleeper carriages).

Sunnie Gill said...

I'll be interested in what you think, Rob.

His second book, SMOKE AND MIRRORS was joint winner of the 2009 Ned Kelly Award .

Maxine said...

Last time I went away I deliberately had to leave about six books in the hotel room as I had bought about the same number while there, and was up to the max on the weight limit. I hope so much that the hotel people had a library for guests that they'd donate the books to (I left a note to that effect). It felt very sad to do this.

Rob Kitchin said...

Maxine, I couldn't cope with that at all! I would have had to post them back. I'm quite good at leaving them in the back of plane seats, even though they remind you to look there a dozen times.

Dorte H said...

No, not really. A sweater now and then, and once a coat, but never a book ;D

That is probably a sign that though I never wanted food or clothes in my childhood, I hardly owned a book.