BTT – Borrowing?
Posted on November 19, 2010
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Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend?
(Or don’t your friends trust you to return their books?)
And, DO you return books you borrow?
I would rather borrow from the library. I know exactly how long I can use it without making someone angry. Or owe them money. Mostly, I return books I borrow. There are a few exceptions:
- Lusitania, a non-fiction book about the sinking of the ship during (or before?) WWI. I borrowed it from my friend Eric about a dozen years ago and never read it. It became a joke. I do not see it on my TBR bookcase right now and I don’t remember giving it back to him. Perhaps I moved it to the other room with the rest of my books. Perhaps he pilched it back the last time he was here.
- All’s Fair, the Carville/Matalin book about the 1992 U.S. presidential election. I borrowed it from my friend Jamie and loved it to death. I kept it for so long that he bought himself another copy.
- A book on Nietzsche that I borrowed from a college boyfriend. I just put it in my donation pile for the library.
- An old paperback copy of The Outsiders. I forget from whom I borrowed it in highschool, but if it was you, you can have it back. I found a hardcover copy.
Hm. I guess this is why I buy my books.