Welcome to another edition of Booking Through Thursday.  Today’s thoughts zero in on book borrowing.

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?


I am not usually a borrower, but I do have one friend with whom I swap books:  she borrows one or more of mine, and she lends me one or more of hers.

There is no real pressure, as the books she borrows are books I’ve already read—I would never lend books on my TBR pile!—and the same goes for the ones I borrow.  And no, I don’t feel pressure to enjoy it.  And I wouldn’t borrow books that I didn’t think I’d enjoy.

Right now I have all four books in the Nora Roberts Bride’s Quartet sitting on my nightstand!


Every time I consider picking one up, I stop.  Why?  Because I’m thinking I need to read them all, one after the other, and I have so many books on my stacks!  Silly, huh?

But I do plan to get to them sometime.  I think I’ve had them for a couple of years, because my friend lives five hours away, and neither of us has made the trip in awhile.

What about you?  Do you borrow?  Or are you squeamish about it?