Exploring My Bookshelves: Sorry, I can’t trust you with this

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Addlepates and Book Nerds.

First, you post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal but e-shelves work too):

overflowing and messy

overflowing and messy

Second, you get something about your shelf to write about (favourite cover, favourite author, book you most recently bought, etc.):

For May 8th: What is your least borrowed book, or the book you can’t bear to trust others with?

Third, give the blurb and the cover of the book, and what you thought of it if you’ve read it:

A copy of my favorite book.

A copy of my favorite book.

Of course it’s my tattered copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I would never lend this book to anyone. First of all, it’s falling apart. The cover is scratched and peeling and there are some pages that are falling out. I’ve had this book since 2009, which was my junior/senior year of college when I started collecting books. It’s been through a lot, this copy. (See my review here.)

Otherwise, I usually don’t lend books except for textbooks. If I do lend a book, it’s because the person I’m lending it to resides in the same house as me, or it’s someone I trust with my books because he/she knows EXACTLY how I feel about books and is familiar with my list of rules.

Fourth, link your post.

Well, this is my first time doing this meme and I quite like it. I might get into other memes as well, I don’t know.

What books do you refuse to share?

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4 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves: Sorry, I can’t trust you with this

  1. Unless it’s a book I don’t care about very much (which are few and far between in my collection) I have SUCH a hard time lending books. I’d rather BUY a friend a copy of the book before lending my copy out! 😀 And I would definitely never lend my Harry Potter books out. 🙂

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    • Haha! I do the same. I did that once to a friend — went out and bought her a copy of the book she requested. I get attached to my copies and I hate it when people borrow but don’t return.

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