Musing Mondays – Borrowed Books

Today’s question from Just One More Page is
Where do you keep any books borrowed from friends or the library? Do they live with your own collection, or do you keep them separate? Do you monitor them in anyway.
I don’t borrow many books from friends, those I have borrowed I keep together and try to read them as soon as I can so that I can return them before I forget I have them. I really dislike lending books to people and not getting them back, so I try to return books that people have lent to me as soon as possible.

But I do have a few  borrowed from friends that I’ve yet to read and return.  Some are from one friend who, since I’ve moved house, lives about 300 miles away. She lent them to me ages ago and when I knew I was moving I gave them back. Or rather I tried to, but as I hadn’t read them she said I could keep them, which was lovely – thank you M.

I also have one from my nephew, one from a colleague where I used to work and some from my son. I feel bad that I haven’t read them and returned them yet. I will, though.

I’m always borrowing library books and I keep these separate  from my own books. They’re easy to spot anyway but I usually keep them in a pile either by the bed or in the living room. I don’t monitor them except to check when they’re due back. Maybe I should do the same with books borrowed from other people and set myself a due back date.

4 thoughts on “Musing Mondays – Borrowed Books

  1. I know what you mean. I lent 3 books to a friend last YEAR and have yet to see them ever again! And yet how do you say no when someone asks you straight out if the book can be borrowed?!!!

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