Book Borrowing Rules

I have a small collection of books. Some of these books pique the interest of certain friends. So, I let them borrow it. That's probably one of my biggest mistakes ever!

1. The most important rule is to return the book the way you found it.
     You know how some softcover books have this line near the spine that you can kinda bend? DO NOT BEND that part! If you bend it too often, white lines appear running vertically down your book.
2. Book Storage
     Since I deal out my books in school, the backpack is the choice place to transport books. That's not a good idea! Stuffing books in and out of your backpack in haste does not agree with books. Corners, covers, and pages will be bent.
3. Book Return Policy
     If you're a slow reader, you should warn your librarian. Your librarian will ponder when you'll return the book. Then, they'll start stalking your every moment of the day, asking you for it. I nagged my friend for like three weeks because she didn't return my ARC copy.
     This is someone else's book after all. Treat their book like you would treat yours, unless you dog year books.

5. Don't bring these books away/out.
     This is probably very obvious and doesn't really need to be stated, but... Restaurants are disasters just waiting to happen. There's people bustling around and trays of food being balanced by youngsters and old people. Sometimes, you forget books too..


  1. I love this post, Vivien! I totally agree with most everything on this list, especially #5. It's a terrible idea to bring books that you're borrowing when you go out, especially if you're going on a plane or something, because you can lose them. And dog earing books drives me crazy! I didn't mind it so much when I was younger, but now I can't stand it. It just ruins the book.
    Great post!
    ~Haley @ My Addiction: Books

  2. How about you can do anything to my books, but you have to buy me a new one after you kill it? That would work for me as long as it's not signed or something.

  3. I was going to write that. Thanks for reminding me and I totally agree!