- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Booking Through Thursday