Welcome to another Booking Through Thursday, a day for exploring bookish topics.
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 don’t make a practice to lend books, but I have one friend who lives in Northern California, and we do swap books on loan. She has a couple of mine, and I can’t even remember which ones. But she always returns them.
It takes awhile, because she doesn’t travel down here as much as she once did. And I don’t go there much, either.
I have four books of hers: the Nora Roberts’ Brides Quartet.
We haven’t discussed when they should be returned…and I am sad to say that I haven’t even started reading them yet. I’ve had them for almost a year.
My plan was to read them, one after the other. I should probably do that.
I don’t know why I didn’t jot down the names of the two books she borrowed, but there you go. A casual exchange, which is not at all like me…lol; in fact, as I write this, I feel a bit guilty about it all. And for awhile, the books I borrowed were sitting on my nightstand so I could be reminded of them…but now they’re tucked away on a shelf at the foot of my bed.
But she has always returned the books she borrows, and so have I. In fact, she borrows more than I do.
What about the rest of you? A casual kind of lending, or something more formalized? Do you have time tables?