Thursday, August 15, 2013

Booking Through Thursday - borrowing books from friends

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme 
in which we answer a question about books or reading.

This week's question:
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?
Well, there are only a few friends I ever borrow books from, and they've never made me feel rushed to give them back..... so much so that after a few months I often wind up returning the book without having read it! My TBR is already pretty huge, so I try not to borrow books from friends unless it's something I'm really anxious to read at that moment, or else I know it'll just sit on my shelf indefinitely. 

I don't think that my friend's opinion of a book pressures or persuades me into liking it, especially considering that my friends typically scoff at the YA titles they see me reading. I'm used to them not liking a lot of the books that I do, so what's one more differing opinion?


  1. I'm pretty much the same - rarely ever finish a book given to me by a friend, either because I feel rushed or because there's so many of my own books I'm dying to read first. Also people seem really shocked if I tell them I didn't like a book they lent me, like I'm an alien or something haha

    1. Well I guess that's because nobody really ever recommends a book that they DON'T like or at least think that the other person won't like

  2. I have a set of four books that I borrowed from a friend....and I shouldn't have. But I think I'll enjoy's MY BTT POST

  3. Pfft, how can anyone scoff at YA? Most of them are pretty amazing.

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. Good answer.


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