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Re: Do you like lending out your books to others?

Post by King Fisher » 16 Sep 2017, 21:29

Nope not me. Many people won't read it or return.

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Post by IanYanny » 19 Sep 2017, 05:05

Fran wrote: One of my pet peeves is when I lend a book to someone & they lend it on to a 3rd party without my permission & then deny any responsibility for making sure it is returned. That really, really annoys me because I think it is extremly disrespectful.
True! This happened to me once and sadly, that book is now gone. Never doing it again unless someone close to me is borrowing.

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Post by Tsundoku-san » 25 Sep 2017, 12:26

Never. I don't like lending my books to others because I know that they wouldn't take good care of it much like I do. And I fear too that if ever I lend it, I'm afraid they might return it with some damaged or much worse it will be gone to someone's hands.

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Post by Mdoucet1086 » 03 Oct 2017, 11:58

I don't mid lending my books out to friends that I really trust and I know they will take good care of my books. My husband however is completely against it, he's always afraid I wont get them back.

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Post by Doaa Wael » 03 Oct 2017, 19:55

It depends on the person, i will only lend it if i know the person will treat the boook with the same level of care as i do. Sometimes i lend people because i want to encourage them to read but i have to say my goodbyes first :D
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Post by Gifty Naa Akushia » 06 Oct 2017, 13:29

Well I don't mind lending out my book but some people are irresponsible they don't take good care of things even borrowed items they treat them irresponsibly. So I will do that with serious caution to the borrower.

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Post by Star88 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:05

I like lending out books because it gives something to discuss the next time I would meet with the person. However, I will get upset if they are returned in a condition worse than before I lent out the book.

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 21 Oct 2017, 17:44

The only two people I don't mind lending my books to are my mom and my sister. This is because we all love books with the same ferocity and we consider them treasures. Therefore, I know they will return them in pristine condition and in a timely manner. I had a friend years ago who borrowed a paperback and completely bent it backwards, ruining the binding. She could tell I was not pleased and bought me a new copy. Another friend borrowed three of my favorite books two years ago. She is an incredibly slow reader (which I did not realize at the time) and has still has yet to finish any of them. I won't lend any out anymore.

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Post by Buchacha21 » 27 Oct 2017, 11:30

In general, I do not like lending out books. Too many times they come back in rough shape, or sometimes they don't come back at all. Unless I know I am done with a book completely, I will not lend it out.

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Post by The lady Dor » 27 Oct 2017, 11:32

Issa not happening. It is as simple as that

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Post by Ubheeram Nina » 30 Oct 2017, 02:59

I believe in sharing. A book is a knowledgeable stuff. I never hesitate to lend mine. Some return me while others keep it for themselves. I just don't mind as if wanna reread i goggled it.

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Post by Mindi » 06 Nov 2017, 12:02

I prefer not to, but I would do it for a good friend, especially if it a book I really want them to read.

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Post by Valton » 06 Nov 2017, 13:38

The probability of the book coming back in good condition or it even coming back at all is low...so i don't like lending my books

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Post by Mr Zafar » 14 Nov 2017, 15:34

I love my books than my friends, so I don't like lending out my books to others

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Post by Mjgarrison » 07 Dec 2017, 11:42

I find a good book and I want to share it with everybody, I get so excited and expect everyone else to get excited too. Then it is never returned and I am trying to build collections of certain ones and it upsets me greatly.

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