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Should you lend someone a book?

Have you ever lent a book to someone and never seen it again? Follow our simple flowchart to prevent it happening in the future!

Posted on 17th August 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien

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Nick

Yes; lend, lend, lend! Books are meant to be read and shared. View more

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24th August 2015
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SusieH

I've lost a couple of treasured books over the years so I now don't lend books - except to my daughter whose bookshelves I can ransack to get a book back if she forgets.

I also won't have a relationship with someone who turns down the corners on books - once met someone who seemed interesting, but when I saw him turn down a corner, that was the end of my interest! View more

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24th August 2015
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Andy Millie

I agree. And creasing the spine is another faux pas. Lent several books and they came back severely dog-eared and damaged. Never again.

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24th August 2015
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Kim Bateman

My obsession with books, not only means I will not lend them, but I would never ask to borrow one either - if a book interests me, I NEED my own copy !! View more

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23rd August 2015
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jane hipwood

After many good books lost to 'friends', If people ask, i have no guilt in saying no, books are very precious and are usually revisited. Like library books, books sometimes come back to me in a vile state and whats the etiquette then? Do i bemoan the crumbs and stains or what? eugh! View more

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23rd August 2015
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Hayley23

I almost lost North & South because I didn't follow this flowchart. I shall never stray from this chart again. View more

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23rd August 2015
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