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Do you share books? If so, do you have a system to keep track of whom you lend books to?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
Definitely! I love to share books. I haven’t been in a lot of situations in the last year where I have the opportunity to talk books and offer up a copy of the perfect book for a friend or acquaintance I see regularly but I still share with family – my husband and my oldest daughter mostly.
I’ve never had a system to keep track of who has what book because I haven’t needed it. I have a memory that even elephants are in awe of. Also, I don’t really lend a book expecting it back. Ones that I would want back, I just don’t lend out.
The only time I had some weirdness over a book was my first year as a school counselor. There was another counselor in the department who I didn’t care for because she was really loud. And, let me tell you, nothing stands out more than a loud person in a counseling office. And, I knew she didn’t really care much for me.
One day, I heard her talking about ghost hunting in the Appalachian Mtns, and I remembered a book club book I had which was ghost stories from that area. It was written by a local writer who came to our book club meeting and signed all of our copies.
So, the light bulb went off and I thought what better way to help build a better relationship with her than to share a book that I knew would be of interest. Usually, I don’t share signed copies of books but this book really wasn’t my cup of tea. Plus, “loud counselor” and I worked in the same office, so I offered to lend it to her and she took it.
That was the last I saw of it. And the relationship didn’t improve at all, so I didn’t feel comfortable asking for it back. Oh well, I did try. And, now she has something to remember me by forever and ever 😉
Do you have any book lending stories?