Thursday, March 08, 2007

Booking Through Thursday
  1. Do you lend your books to other people? If so, any restrictions? I lend a few. Generally, I only lend books when their failure to return would not upset me. I try to just give the book away and trust that it will continue on to others. If I really want the book back, I am very careful about who gets them and I make it clear that I expect them back. It is difficult to part with books, but I am getting better at setting them free for others to enjoy.

  2. Do you borrow books from other people? (Friends or family—I'm not talking about the public library)? I rarely borrow from others. I do have some co-workers and a friend with similar feelings about books so we share. I am far more likely to just buy books in which I am interested rather than borrow them.

  3. And, most importantly—do the books you lend/borrow get returned to their rightful owners? I always return the books I borrow. Sometimes it takes me a while. If it seems to be taking me too long, I will just return the book before reading it. I almost always receive the books I lend, provided that I made it clear that I wanted it back. Recently, I had one that did not come back because it was a thick paperback and the borrower was so embarassed about its condition when she finished that she just paid me for the book!

2 comments:

teabird17 said...

Thanks for visiting TeaReads! Now, if you don't want to lend a book, Mooch it for them!

Kirstin said...

1. Yes. My best friend is reading all of my last year's textbooks; she's preparing for the priesthood in a place that doesn't ordain women.

2. Yes, but not so much. I'm not very good at returning them.

3. See (2). I left a book in Berkeley that I'd promised would make it to Lodi this weekend. Its owner is moving to Carmel in two months, and I don't know if I can come out here in April.

Peace!