Monday, January 26, 2009

Musing Mondays


Here is today's prompt. . .

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.


4 comments:

Jo said...

I only really have 2 people who ask to borrow my books, but I would lend them to anyone until they poved themselves incapable of returning them.

BookPsmith said...

Now that I am older, I agree that sharing is one of the joys of reading. If books had feelings, I think being read by lots of people would make them happiest of all:)

Sunny said...

That's great that you're willing to share. I have to work at not letting my anal-ness get the best of me worrying about my books. :o)

Nise' said...

A couple of times I took a book back that was visiting too long at a family members home. Luckily, they had read it already.