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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about lending books...
A few weeks back we had a question about borrowing books, this week I was wondering what your policy was on lending books. Do you lend books to anyone? Just friends? Only big readers? How long are they allowed to have them?
I am pretty casual about loaning my books out. Most of the people that actually want to borrow my books are trustworthy. My co-workers are usually the ones I foist books upon the most. I wrote a post a few months back about a co-worker/friend who said she had nothing to read. Panic set in and the next day I brought her a bag full. She didn't read them all but she did return them all and I felt my job was done!
I don't mind if some books get passed around after I share them. I loaned one book to a co-worker, who loaned it to her daughter and then somewhere down the road her sister had it. I didn't have a problem with that because I trust my co-worker and I knew I'd get my book back eventually.
As for the time-line, I don't usually have one. I rarely loan books that I haven't read so I'm usually not worried about how long someone has one. My mother is the only one who I will loan unread books to. It's never an issue because I can just go over to her house and take it back! I think that sharing books is one of the best parts of being a reader.