This weeks question (sponsored by Book Through Thursday): I’ve asked before how you feel about lending your books. I’ve asked how you feel about libraries. But—how do you feel about borrowing books from friends? Is this something you like to do? Does it make you feel uncomfortable or rushed while reading? Does it affect how you feel about the book you’re reading, pressured into liking it?
The only people I borrow books from is my family and I don’t really feel pressured to like them or read them quickly. My sister lives in Canada and visits about once a year. I still have two books from her that I borrowed two visits ago that I haven’t read yet – and she has two of mine that she hasn’t read yet. Obviously these are not books that we loved and treasured, otherwise it would be a very different story.
When it comes to non-family members I can’t even remember the last time I borrowed a book from someone. Maybe because I would feel pressured to read it quickly. But I don’t think I would feel the need to like it. I’m pretty honest about whether or not I enjoyed a book.