Thursday, March 08, 2007

Booking Through Lending

“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent to me” - Anatole France

First, two public service announcements: Tomorrow is the big day -- Tickle Fights and Barbecues will be released! Woo!

Also, The Wild Rose Press is having this nifty contest to celebrate their upcoming Celtic Brooch series: When you buy any of the Legacy Of The Celtic Brooch series, follow the special instructions inside the book, and you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Celtic Brooch!

You could make it really easy and buy them both at the same time :-)

Now, let's get back to ...

Booking Through Thursday

Do you lend your books to other people? If so, any restrictions?

I have very few books, all things considered, because of limited space. So the books I keep for my own library are precious to me. That said, I have been known to loan them out, but I get very anxious -- like a parent whose child is at their first sleepover. If I loan you a book, I trust you, so I don't add restrictions, but I have little faith in people and fully expect that no one treates their books with as much respect as I do.

Now, GIVING? I absolutely give books away. That's the fun part. In fact, I have three or four romances looking for a home right now. Anyone want one?

Do you borrow books from other people? (Friends or family--I'm not talking about the public library)

Very seldom. Mostly because I don't know very many people who read and live nearby. My best friend lives in Monterey... I used to borrow books from her, but it's a little difficult anymore :-)

And, most importantly--do the books you lend/borrow get returned to their rightful owners??

Of course! In fact, if I start reading a borrowed book and I'm enjoying it, I get so worried about doing something to it or losing it, that I've been known to go out and buy my own copy and then I return the borrowed one.

Gee, in review, I sound a bit neurotic.


Julia said...

Hi Marianne - I give books too. I love to do that. Every now and then especially around the holidays am always passing out books, of course to friends who are avid reader just like me :) But of course they're mostly on-line friends. None of my close gal-friends near by me, read. Except of course one guy-friend ;)

What romance book do you have that need a home?

Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy BTT! Happy Reading!

Chris said...

I think we're all neurotic about books.

Congrats on "Tickle Fights..."

debi said...

Your answer to the third question cracked me up...sounds just like something I might do!

Patricia W. said...

Hi Marianne! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hate lending books because then I fret over whether I'll get them back and in what condition. Giving is so much better, although I've been known to buy a new copy.

Melody said...

Hi Marianne, thanks for stopping by my blog. I think only book lovers like us will understand this question and not think we are weird! LOL. Happy reading.

Amy said...

Hi Marianne,
I could have written your answers and have bought books so I could return borrowed ones.

I also have very limited space so consider the books I keep precious.

Great to know another shares my thoughts...I am not alone!! :D

kat said...

Glad to see I'm not the only, er, somewhat neurotic person around here when it comes to books. Hehe. Alot of my books have been shipped to my mother, since she has room and I live in a small apartment, but I'm quickly accumulating more books. :p

Marly Mathews said...

Hi Marianne,

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Congrats on the release of Tickle Fights and Barbecues!