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Confession Time

Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it? If so, what book?

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Spook / March 12, 2007 11:37 AM

All the time

Alice / March 12, 2007 2:22 PM

I've *lent* books to people that I never saw again. I'm still bitter about losing a couple of them. Consequently, I am a trustworthy borrower. I don't have any books on my shelves now that belong to someone else.

Spook / March 12, 2007 4:49 PM

yea its a character flow But I only do this with books. I do admit it before hand that the odds of them getting said book back are slimmer than thread to none, unless they appear at my door step.

But you’d be surprised at how many people want to get ride of books or just don’t covet them as much as I do.

Needless to say, while I' m easy to lend money and by drinks for total strangers female and male, I lend books once in a blue, green and orange moon

Taylor / March 14, 2007 2:12 PM

Books are one of those things that if I like a particular title enough to recommend it to someone I generally don't expect it back.

Kari Gignac / March 15, 2007 8:13 PM

I borrowed People of the Deer by Farley Mowat from one of my good friends. I was reading it on a bus, and I totally forgot it on there. So, I wasn't able to give it back. But I have told her that I will buy her a new copy- it's been re-released in hard cover, so I'm able to save face and then some!

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