mga sissies, nakakatakot naman humiram ng books sa inyo
I used to be choosy too in lending my books because I was worried they wouldn't be returned or they would be in a sorry state when I get them back. But later on, I just thought, fine,it's ok na nga as long as they really READ the book. And I actually find it more fun when after I read a good book, I recommend it to friends then we have a good discussion about it. Doesn't matter if they borrow from me or pagpasa pasahan nila.
I became the "librarian" because I they would always ask and borrow a book from me
I'm proud to say that because of this, many of my "non-reading" friends were encouraged to read. They now enjoy book conversations and doing book reviews.
Paulo Coelho said: (paraphrase)Books should not be punished to be left on the bookshelf
They have their own journey to make.
So, I only keep books that I know I will read again or my ultra favorites. Otherwise, I'm okay to lend them not minding if I get them back or not. I just always include a wishful thinking that they will be read and will reach many more eyes. Maybe through my books, more people will get hooked on reading.
I'm actually selling some of them because of lack of space. So my collection of hundreds have significantly dwindled...but I'm happy especially when I get some feedback na they enjoyed the books.
Feeling ko ako yung author hehe!
To each his own...basta important thing...LOVE BOOKS and ENJOY READING!
Promise sissies, di ako hihiram sa inyo hehe!