Do you lend books to friends?
I expect them back unless I have specifically said I don’t.
Printed books yes but ebook no
Only when I KNOW I’ll get them back (or have said pass to charity)
I have said that in the past, but I gave lent my friend about 6 books as she had nothing to read. They were books I hD not read and told her so . Therefore I expected them to be returned.
Susan – books you’ve not read? You’re a much more generous person than I am. Even family don’t get those!
Love passing them on
I think that is why I am quite upset. My signed books , she can look but not touch!
Occasionally but I WANT them back
I used to, but now I mostly only have signed copies so no…however I do send unsigned books to the library for re sale x
I do let my Mam read my signed books and she appreciates them
My friend “lost” mine for a while… I was hyperventilating for ages after….months… Til they were found. Never again!
I appreciate them too!! Xx
Yes I know you do! @Lisa.
Never! Done it in the past and I never get them back or they come back damaged. I’m too precious!
I do but NEVER before I’ve read them first x
I lend mine to my sister after I’ve read them but always ask for them back.
Yes, but now the bookshelf looks like a boxer’s dental record!
Yes ? I do if think they will like ? them xx
Yes hardly ever get them back though. Bit I like sharing great books
Love this @Lucy!
Yes, I swap books with my BF twice a year, at least!
No I give them away. Saves upset when they are not returned xx
Stupid me had not read the books!
… yes … but tend not to get them back. So don’t lend my best loved books!
Only when I tell myself I’ll probably not get them back.
All the time. I rarely get them back, so it’s more of a “give.”
Yes, and borrow too. I’m an expat, so I gain from the arrangement. But only one (to each friend) at a time. And only to people I know fairly well. If I don’t get it back (in reasonable condition), they won’t get another one. (The only exception is my sister, who is hopeless, but she’s my sister, so …)
I’ll trust someone once, but if they betray that trust, never again.
Never! Roger zelazny said that only friends steal books.
When I finish a book I pass it on if they are old I hand them to the charity shop.Some I treasure if they’ve been given to me.I have a book signed by Luca Veste that I will keep till I’m 100 .
I used to but some people dont return them so no more! I do give books to friends though if they are ones I wont re read and that I know they’ll enjoy, and also to charity shops.
We take bags of books to give to friends in France when we .
I don,t I keep them all on my kindle
I used to not now lent a book signed by a author my friend put a coffee cup I said what have you done she said it just a coffee mark went mad
And other halves daughter she had left the book on her stairs bent it half never again mcbeaton
Here’s 7 more weird book- related words then! 🙂 http://www.lucyvhayauthor.com/8-weird-book-reated-words-you-need-to-know/
A man showed me his vast library. Me: That is one helluva collection! He: Yes, and keep your hands to yourself, I never lend a book to anybody. Me: But, don’t you think books should be circulated? He: Maybe, but all these books are borrowed!
Will give friends books if I don’t want them back but no longer books I want to keep.
I only lend to my sister and I get them back in same condition they were lent to her in.
Only to close friends who I know look after books and I keep a log of loaned out and in.
Not any more!!!!
I too pass on books I don’t need to keep, but would not share one I was keeping.
Yes get them back then put in the charity shop
Not any more as I rarely get them back.
Ohh I am so glad that I’m not the only one not lending my books to all and sundry! People bend page corners to mark where they are, instead of using a book mark or use my book as a good place to place their coffee mug 🙁 No more lending my books!
Choose better friends!
That frustrates me so much it’s unreal.
I give them to friends yes but I don’t lend them out.
Yes and give them away
Yeah all the time
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