BTT: Lovely Lones
Do you lend your books? Are any out on loan right now? Do you have any that have been loaned to you? Do you put a time limit on these? Do you think people should make an effort to read the loaned book quickly?
My books have been returned within a day, sometimes, more often several weeks and on the frustrating minority, never. I hate when that happens but I can usually track them down. I’ve gotten much more stringent about who I lend what to. If it’s a toss away book, I’ll give it to a total random but if it’s a precious one, I’ll only lend to trusted borrowers. If I really need someone to read a book but I love my own copy, I’ll usually buy said reader copy of his or her own.
I know I seem a little snobby but it also means that I have lent and do lend a lot and I’ve learned (sort of) over time to have my own rules.