Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Borrowing Books



Last year was the last year that I lend someone a book from my collection. My books never come back to me. Oh the stories that I have. 

During graduate school, I once allowed a “friend” to borrow a book that I bought when I first visited Washington, D. C. when I was in elementary school. This book was sentimental to me. The blue cover was perfect. I cannot remember the name of the book, but I remember the content. The book was a slave narrative written in slave dialect. The book also provided the standard English version, too. She ended up becoming angry with I didn’t do what she wanted me to do. I wish that I knew what the name of the book was to repurchase it. As you can see, I’m still bothered my this book missing from my collection. 

When I was dating people, I would let them borrow my books. Then, when it ended, I would have to harass or be immensely petty to get my books back. Sometimes, I’ve been like it is what it is. Then, I just replace the book. However, 2018 is the beginning of a different era. When someone asks to borrow a book, my answer is no. I will share where to purchase the book. I will recommend the library. I will hare my insight about the book. I will not be lending any books to anyone. 

Books are important sentiments to me. I often remember where I bought a book and why. Books are my therapy. Their very presence makes me happy. So, in 2018, you cannot borrow my book. If I lose a friend over saying no to a request for a book, then so be it.

Books are better friends anyways. They don’t complain. They go with me wherever I desire. They take my mind off things and help me to learn so much. They never leave when they don’t like something I’ve said or done. So, I’m going to be good. 

How do you feel about borrowing books? What was the title of the last book that you let someone borrow? 

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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Reading in 2018

I know you are probably wondering why I haven’t posted any book reviews or blog posts. It’s not because I haven’t been resting because I have been devouring books. The demands of being a mother, working full time, finishing my dissertation, and living my best life have distracted me from maintaining my blog.  

Book review posts are coming soon. I’ve read some pretty amazing books that I need to review. So stay tuned to my discussion of them. 

The most exciting thing for me has been finding free books at libraries. I’ve been racking up on random books. As you know, I just love the presence of books, so I really don’t have a true focus when I snatch up free books. 

What books are you currently reading? What would you like to see in a blog post? Let’s chat. Leave your comments. 

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