Last week’s post about The Book Borrower, one of my bookish pet peeves, seemed to have hit a nerve with a lot of people.
So I thought I’d dig a little deeper. Playing off last week’s post, I created some rules to help you navigate the muddy waters of loaning books.
Is it okay to loan books? Of course it is. But if you want your book back, you’ll need some guidelines. Here are mine:
Establish a book-loaning circle of trust, then never loan outside of it.
Who are the most trustworthy people in your life? That’s your book-loaning circle of trust, right there. If you wouldn’t loan them money, if you don’t trust them to be on time for your wedding, if they talk about you behind your back, then they don’t belong in your book loaning circle of trust.
Also, the book loaning circle of trust is…
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