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Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend? (Or don’t your friends trust you to return their books?)
And, DO you return books you borrow?
I don’t often borrow books any more. I used to use the library a lot when my hubby and I got our first place together,as there was a library on the corner of our street, about 30 second’s walk from our front door. I was there every few days taking out books and the librarians got to know me and my tastes so well that they would set aside books they thought I would like, as they knew I’d be in either that day or the next!
I rarely borrow books from my friends, but that’s partly because I don’t often get to other people’s houses and I suspect I have more books than most people I know. I do occasionally borrow books from others, and I always return them as quickly as possible and in the same condition in which I received them. I take good care of all my books and do the same with the property of others too.
I only lend my books to a few people, though – ones I know will treat them with respect and will return them (those who do otherwise do not get to borrow books from me again!).
The reason I don’t tend to borrow books very often is that I have such a huge pile of my own books waiting patiently to be read. At present, there are about 60 unread books on my shelf, and as Christmas is next month, I will shortly have at least half a dozen more (probably more like a dozen new books). Back in my library-visiting days, I didn’t keep a pile of unread books of my own, so the library was my main source of reading material. Not so any more!