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

Post by Sarah G » 30 Mar 2017, 14:19

Definitely depends on who wants it. I know some of my friends are the dreaded page turners :evil: , however some of my friends are very much like me with books and will take good care. Sometimes I think it's great to lend out books, you get some of the buzz back from the first read again. However I always shove a bookmark in the book before I lend it out so there are no excuses :lol2:
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Post by Ajgird » 30 Mar 2017, 17:43

I don't like to lend my books out because they either never get returned or they are returned in terrible condition. I've had several books where I have lent them out and I would have to constantly remind the person to return them as it had been several months that they had them. When I did eventually get them back they were all bent and had stains on them. There are only a few people who I know will give them back and not damage them, so those are really the only people that get to borrow them!

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Post by EmperorOfBooks » 31 Mar 2017, 19:14

If it's a book that I loved and I know that my friends are going to love it as well, then I will lend it out without a doubt. Since I buy most of my books for a dollar each, I won't be losing that much money if anything bad were to happen to the book.

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Post by ifeoma obike » 05 Apr 2017, 07:04

I lend my book to people that I know will bring it back in good condition and equally hope to discuss the book with.

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Post by gregs317 » 13 Apr 2017, 11:40

I like to lend books to friends and acquaintances, who I know will treat the book with care and respect. I know that the book will be returned in good shape. And, if we can have a good, meaningful discussion about the book afterwards, that's a bonus!

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Post by hazelk » 16 Apr 2017, 18:52

I am very selective with my lending and usually write my name in pencil on the inside cover which indicates that it is a loan only.

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Post by Cyril11 » 27 Apr 2017, 11:30

It would definitely have to depend on who I'm lending it too. I'm actually fine with lending my book if I'm sure that te person whom I'm lending it too would take good care of it and will give it back in still perfectly good condition. One reason why I would want to lend someone my book is so that they can read what I've been reading so that I'll have someone to talk to about it. There have been lots of occassions wherein I didn't have someone who I can share my thoughts and feelings to regarding the book. Sometimes, it's nice to have someone feel the same way and have their own opinions and the book you've been reading.

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Post by csimmons032 » 27 Apr 2017, 12:13

Usually no, unless I really trust the person. The only person I really share my books with is my mother because I know I will get them back. So it pretty much just depends on the person.

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Post by Jackie Levy » 03 May 2017, 09:48

I do not like to lend it my books the only person I allow to borrow my books is my mother and that is because she is disabled and lives with me and she normally only read unless I take her out of the house otherwise​I will not let anyone borrow my books

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Post by thecrescendo » 03 May 2017, 13:07

In general, I don't like lending my books to others unless I know how they take care of their own books. I've also had way too many books that weren't returned and I'm not making that mistake again.

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Post by Jessiebessie123 » 03 May 2017, 14:11

They never come back the way they were so no.

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Post by queeennnkatie » 05 May 2017, 14:10

I'm so picky and selfish when it comes to giving my books to others. Unless I trust you, I will never ever give my book to you. Ever.
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Post by Storygamer88 » 07 Jun 2017, 15:23

I love lending out books to friends cause I like the idea that my friends will possibly read and enjoy my books as much I've enjoyed them. The idea of a friend I can talk to about a favorite of my excites me.
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Post by gregs317 » 07 Jun 2017, 16:24

Yes, I'm just about ready to lend out a book of mine to my cousin. I'm not worried because I know that she will take care of it and return it to me in good condition.

I'm excited for her because this will be her 'summer reading' book. :)

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Post by Luv_bookz » 16 Jun 2017, 04:28

No I do not. Mostly because other people don't take care of my books. I've have received back books written in, pages falling out, the spine all vent, and covers ripped.

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