I found this at the park, on one of the picnic tables, written on, front cover missing, first page torn.

As I was leaving, I found this on the grass between the picnic table and the parking lot. I don’t know if you can see from the cover, but the book is Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

I know some people might be thinking, “Oh its just a cheap paperback.” To me it is important, I feel cheap paperbacks are printed to encourage people to read, they should not be scribbled on and torn and left in parks! Unless you’re releasing them. But I can think of lots of better places to ‘release‘ a book.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

8 responses

  1. J. Kaye says:

    Totally agree…very sad indeed!

  2. Anna says:

    I can’t stand seeing ripped books. Heck, it drives me insane when a page is folded! I agree that there are better places to abandon a book.–Anna< HREF="http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">Diary of an Eccentric<>

  3. Jo-Jo says:

    That is sad Bella…Books have rights too!

  4. Bonnie says:

    I hope that the book was “accidentally left there or forgotten! That is such a crummy way to treat a book!

  5. DeSeRt RoSe says:

    Maybe they thought park critters would like to read it and educate themselves 😉Yeah, I hate that too, it’s disrespectful to books in general, I don’t believe a book lover would do this to a book intentionally..I agree a coffeshop or library is a better place for releasing a book.. even a doctor’s clinic or diner is good!

  6. Vickie says:

    If you are going to release in the wild and outdoors, put it in a ziplock bag first.

  7. Marie says:

    that is kind of sad. i hate to see books get trashed.

  8. susan says:

    I hear you, Bella. Why not leave the book in a coffee shop, school, library?Thanks for supporting Black-Eyed Susan’s, too.