Have you borrowed a Book and Never Returned?

India
December 3, 2008 10:29pm CST
"Only friends steal your books" I agree with this saying hence I bought up this question.. I have few books which have got out of my house but have never returned to my book shelf.. Have you borrowed a book and never returned them for any reasons..
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
I'm thinking of two scenarios regarding this matter; one is me not returning a book and the other one is my books are not being returned by the borrowers. First, I must admit that I currently have 3 Archie Comics Digests in my possession which belong to one of my previous officemates but unfortunately, he was included in the first batch of retrenchment who got displaced last September of this year. Honestly, I haven't read any of the 3 I borrowed from him due to lack of spare time to read them. But I'm pretty sure that I will find time to do this during the long 8-day holiday season. Then, I also had my share of books which were never returned to me. One particular incident which I remember was during my employment with my first job. One of my former officemates borrowed a Tupperware cookbook from me. After lending it for more than a couple of weeks, I tried asking for it from him. He told me that he forgot it at home. This happened for several times until I totally forgot about it. When I remembered about it again, it was too late because he has already resigned from the firm.
@kunking (1116)
• China
5 Dec 08
hi,joystick! i have to admit i have ....but never on purpose..sometimes because i lost the book or moved away from my friend and never have a chance to return the book...also i have lent some books to my friends but never returned...i don't think it matters if they didn't do it on purpose..i think that's ok... have a nice day and happy mylotting!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I've had several never returned to me. But as far as I know, I think I have always eventually returned books to others. I just realized I do have one I've been borrowing over a year and still haven't started it, but I'll probably just send that one back to my friend unread since it would take me too long to actually read it.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
4 Dec 08
I haven't done this. I think this is mainly because I rarely borrow books from friends (I'm more of a library guy I guess). I also feel like it's something of a test of friendship to return what you've borrowed as soon as you've gotten your use of it -- I'd feel like a really bad friend if I didn't return what I had borrowed. For us absent-minded people, though, it can be tough to remember this sort of stuff. Like you, I've also lost books which have been borrowed but never returned; I have to admit I never forget about these "thefts" even though I usually don't make an issue of it. Instead, I just try not to lend books out..."neither borrower nor lender be" is my new philosophy when it comes to books!
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I've never forgotten to return a book that was borrowed from a friend. Now the library is a different story. Eventually I would remember and take it back but would have to pay the late charges. lol. I was really upset one time because a friend of mine borrowed an auto biography of one of my favorite music artist and promised to return it. It never got returned. The book could have easily been replaced but the autograph inside of it could not be!
• India
4 Dec 08
I did it many times i use to borrow from my college library and i never returned some of the books and my friends also do the same do the same but there are some of my friends who borrow books from me and will never return to me
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I just found a book that I had borrowed from a friend of my sister over 15 years ago. It is Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume. I forgot I had it. I have moved several times and I guess it got pushed aside.
@italysmom (313)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I h ave in fact done this, I was taking a college class.. education major, and a requirement for the class was to read, the boy named "it". The book was about one of the worst cases of childabuse in california history. I never returned it to my friend. I really dont know why, but, I do however sometimes take the book out and read it, I beleive everyone should read this, so that maybe they will take notice of small tell tell signs of abuse.