Hi all Happy August!
In case anyone needs a reminder or is new to the Bookmark Chronicles, here are the rules: Every Monday I will post a This or That Challenge where we will choose between two characters or scenarios. On Friday we will see which scenario/character wins. Feel free to either comment your choice below or make your own post and link it back here!
By no means do you have to feel obligated to do every single challenge, but I would love to hear all of your opinions! If you can only really talk about one scenario then go for it. Also, if you have any suggestions or would like to write a guest post about any of the This or That? topics please let me know!
50 questions already? Time is flying!
So you know how sometimes I say that the question I’m about to ask might make you angry? Well….this is one of those questions………Not sorry 😉
Lending a book to a friend and having it returned damaged or not returned at all?
Assume the worst for the damage. It was a brand new book, you haven’t read it, they broke the spine and spilled a cup of coffee on it while it was open and it is soaked through.
I think that returning it damaged would be worse for me. If one of my friends accidentally ruined a book of mine I would expect A) That they buy me a new one or B) refer to option A because that’s the only way out.
Seriously, all of my friends (real friends) know how important my books are and wouldn’t dare damage a book and try to give it back because they know that I would either be pissed, heartbroken or both. And I wouldn’t mind if it was bought cheap/secondhand as long as it’s in good condition.
I don’t have many friends that read so if they kept a book I would hope that they really liked it and I’d be okay with it. I also probably just wouldn’t lend to someone who I wouldn’t think would give it back though. Most of the time when I don’t get books back it’s because I actually gave it away.
Also, as someone who really loves books and everyone knows that, I feel like damaging a book and trying to return it is kind of disrespectful because they know how upset I would be.
What about you? Which do you think is worse? Let me know!