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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Booking Through Thursday



This week's question is: 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?

I do lend my books but I can be a little picky about who I lend books to. Above all, I just want to make sure that my book is returned to me in good condition. I do re-read books so I definitely want to make sure that I get the book back if it's a book I really like. I don't put a time limit on my loans (my sister has had one of my books now for over a year now); I'm just happy when people enjoy the books that I let them borrow. While I don't put time limits on the books that I loan out, if I am lent a book, I will try to read it as quickly as possible!

What say you?

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10 comments:

  1. In my case, I rarely lend books out...but have one friend with whom I exchange books occasionally...here's MY BTT POST

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  2. My reader friends are far away so I only give books away, not lend. Here's my full BTT PostOn Lending Books

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  3. I loan my books without time limits too - although sometimes it has gotten me into trouble (i.e. books lost in the void)!

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  4. Sounds very casual, I dont think I could do that. It gives me anxiety, haha.

    Manda C.
    My BTT: http://www.isolemnlyswear.com/2013/01/booking-through-thursday-lending-books.html

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  5. I do loan out books that I have already read. However, I draw the line with books I haven't read yet. I am not a re-reader of books, so that is not a problem with me.

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  6. My Girls like to borrow my books, I hate when they borrow them before I have read them. Like right now they have Meant to Be..and I want it back :(

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  7. A year is a long time to have a book, it's good to have rules sometimes.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/booking-through-thursday_31.html

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  8. After not getting many books back over the years, I set a personal rule that I wouldn't loan out anything I wouldn't be okay with losing! Though I know people don't intend to keep my books (or other items), it's very awkward having to remind them that you want your stuff back.

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  9. My answer is "it depends"... both on the book and on the borrower
    http://dawntreader-island2.blogspot.se/2013/01/btt-on-loan.html

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  10. Same here. Condition lend must be the same condition when returned. No water stains, coffee stains or whatnot please!

    Here's my Booking Through Thursday post

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