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January 31, 2013

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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?

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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.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2013 8:59 am

    I don’t loan them out unless I’m not all that attached. If it is a signed copy, or one I’ve had for years, nobody touches it! Ha!

  2. January 31, 2013 9:32 am

    I do loan out books that I have already read. However, I draw the line with books I haven’t read yet.

  3. January 31, 2013 10:17 am

    It is important for me to only lend occasionally and to those who will return the books…and only those books I’ve already read.

    Here’s MY BTT POST

  4. January 31, 2013 11:30 am

    I’d hate having to track down books I loan out. Here’s my full BTT Post On Lending Books

  5. January 31, 2013 1:43 pm

    It’s good to have rules about lending books.

  6. zibilee permalink
    January 31, 2013 1:48 pm

    I give books away with great gusto, but if it’s something I love, I only give it to someone who I know will treat it well, and return it. I have lost too many books by ending them to unscrupulous borrowers!

  7. January 31, 2013 11:14 pm

    Not selfish at all! I love books and those that I have right now are all my favorites and I have gotten rid of those that I did not like. So yeah, I am particular on who borrows them and when they return them.

    Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post

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