Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Writerly Wednesday

 

28 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

That is indeed good advice! Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

Sadly true.
Very recently I rebought a much loved book which had failed to come home.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I only lend books to my very favourite people who I know will return them as soon as possible. I do have an errant book I need to return to a friend, but Covid lockdown has thwarted that at present!

Unknown said...

That may account for some of our missing books but we always return books.

RO said...

I used to lend books all the time to friends when I was a kid, but when they stopped returning them and coming up with over the top excuses of why they couldn't return them, I went to a "NO you cannot borrow my books" rule!(lol) The only time that changes is when I have a duplicate, which lately isn't very often. Hope you're staying cool and having fun! Hugs, RO

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sadly, that's far too true, Sandra. I fear people have a tendency to "lose" the books I loan them, so I've also decided to not lend books unless I have no more use for it, and don't care if it's not returned.

Jamie Ghione said...

I rarely lend out books, except to my mom.

Birgit said...

This is so true! I never lend books and, once, my sister in law, who was watching over our house when we left on vacation, took a book home. When I got home I noticed something was different in our library. When I found out she took a book, hardcover bio on Bette Davis, I was livid. She never asked and her thinking was, “it’s just a book what’s the big deal.” I asked her to return it and she asked me if I would lend a book to anyone and I said no because of previous experience. She said she felt sorry for me. She is a very good person but her family and her have replaced many things in their home because they are so rough with stuff. She also broke our front door down once when she locked herself door out plus did something else, can’t recall, and when my hubby asked her WTF?? She just laughed. She never gave us money when my hubby fixed the door.

Jeanie said...

That's pretty darned true!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Val. You have a good day too:)
Hugs received and returned.

D.L. Finn said...

Very true quote, Sandra! There have been a couple I hunted down and got back, they were favorites:)

Sandra Cox said...

I hear ya. My mom once guilted me into loaning out my favorite book. I never got it back. And I never found it to buy it again.

Sandra Cox said...

Good plan. Let's hope we get COVID under control and you get your book back.

Jacqui Murray said...

Or lend them digitally because then you can pull them back!

Sandra Cox said...

There ya go:)

Sandra Cox said...

Good on you for hunting them down and getting them back, Denise:)

Sandra Cox said...

Good on you, Andrew, for returning books:)

Sandra Cox said...

I hear ya. I'm okay loaning out my 'regulars'. Not so much my 'favorites'.
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes, unfortunately. Sounds like you have a plan.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

books in my house are like cash...." no you can't have any " !!! ☺☺♥♥

Sandra Cox said...

Moms are, of course, the exception:)

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. Good one:)

Lowcarb team member said...

It shouldn't be true, but sadly it so often is!

All the best Jan

Christine said...

good one!

nashvillecats2 said...

Very true Sandra. An excellent one.

Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes, unfortunately:)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks;)

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Yvonne;)