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  1. I find it mind-boggling that someone would spine-bend or dog-ear a borrowed book!! Can you imagine doing that?? I get that occasionally books get beaten up on accident being carried in a bag, but that’s a mistake, not intentional.

    While on the one hand having e-books means I can no longer lend books to others, on the other hand… they’re always in great shape, haha.

    • I know, the horror! I would be mortified if I did that to a book I borrowed. Yes! Ebooks do come with many advantages – though it is a bit of a pain that you can’t lend them people.

  2. I find it mind-boggling that someone would spine-bend or dog-ear a borrowed book!! Can you imagine doing that?? I get that occasionally books get beaten up on accident being carried in a bag, but that’s a mistake, not intentional.

    While on the one hand having e-books means I can no longer lend books to others, on the other hand… they’re always in great shape, haha.

  3. I currently have two books in the possession of my friends. It’s been several months, maybe even a year and they say ‘oh I haven’t finished it yet’. It’s driving me crazy. I expected them to borrow them for a week or so!

    I actually like to break the spines on my own books. I know, I am a monster. But I never borrow anyone’s books so no one has to fear me!

    • YES! I tend to think that because I get through books pretty fast, that others will too. And when I lend a book and say “keep it as long as you like,” what I really mean is about three weeks maximum.

      THE HORROR, LLINOS!

    • YES! I tend to think that because I get through books pretty fast, that others will too. And when I lend a book and say “keep it as long as you like,” what I really mean is about three weeks maximum.

      THE HORROR, LLINOS!

  4. Oh my goodness! I was busting out laughing at this! So true, every word. My daughter and I will exchange books with each other, but we lend them to no one else because we are both extremely particular about how they are treated. That being said, I still have a book I borrowed from a friend back in October, so apparently I am the biggest hypocrite of them all. 😉 (In all fairness, I have only seen her once since then, so opportunities to make a return have been slim.)

    • Well, that’s a valid excuse I think! One of my friends lent a book to another of my friends and she cracked the spine on it – he went mad at her, it was funny to watch.

  5. I get so nervous when people borrow my books! Sometimes they take AGES to read them and I end up asking every week if they’re done with them. GIVE ME MY BABIES BACK