Booking Through Thursday Meme

Booking Through Thursday Meme

Lending Library

Do you lend your books to other people? If so, any restrictions? Well, I don’t make a habit of it. I got burned years ago by loaning a cherished book to a friend to read, and I never got it back. It was a first edition hard back too, and I would love to have gotten it back. So, needless to say, these days I am really particular about who I loan my books to. It’s usually just family. I loan a bunch to my sister Gail, but she treats them as well as I do and always, always returns them, so that’s never a problem. My one restriction is that I get it back. Bad, I know, but just me.

Do you borrow books from other people? (Friends or family–I’m not talking about the public library) Basically the same answer as above. I will occasionally borrow, but it’s not my favorite thing to do. I’d much rather get them from the library or buy my own books. But, I will borrow from friends and family, and I treat them very well and try to return them as soon as I can.

And, most importantly–do the books you lend/borrow get returned to their rightful owners?? Always, unless someone sends me or gives me the book with the caveat that they don’t want it back. Then, I read it and pass it on to someone else.

Great questions! If you’d like to play along, check out the meme’s home page here. And leave me a note if you play, so I can come check out your answers!

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  1. This is a fun one! And I’m glad I’m the lucky one that gets to borrow your books! I brought the Mitford ones with me last time I was there and forgot to give them to you so I have them ready for you, just one of those left to read. Of course, I have several others of yours as well!

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  2. I used to lend a lot but I was burned as well. Now I lend only to those I KNOW will return them.

    I do borrow, never mess up, and return asap to the owner!! I’m a good lendee!!

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  3. This was a lot of fun, Stacy! I finally got around to playing myself.

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  4. I pretty much rather buy my own books or borrow it from the library too. I’m slow at returning the books but I DO return the books with no damaged or harm on them 🙂 I would have felt guilty if I damaged their books 🙂

    Happy BTT and I hope you have a wonderful day! Here is Mine!

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  5. I lend out books occassionally. Since I don’t read a whole lot, not that many people are interested in the books I do have.

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  6. Hi Stacy, thanks for stopping by my blog! Like you, I’m always cautious of who to lend it to when it comes to my favourite books, especially when they are out of print!!! *gasp*

    Happy reading.

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  7. Hi Stacy,
    I enjoyed reading your answers. Mine were very similar and I have been burned too so I don’t like to share anymore except with trusted friends and family. 🙂

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