Top 10 Tuesday — Don’t Touch That Book!

21 May

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is all about valuable books. Books readers won’t loan or, in some cases, even allow others to breathe on 😉 . At first I didn’t think I could come up with anything on this subject. I generally loan all the books I read with the understanding that they may not return. And that’s mostly what happens, although I did have one book returned after it fell in the sink while my friend was washing dishes. And I rescued a long ago loaned book from a relative’s guest room closet. *no words*

So I hold my books loosely, preferring to risk never seeing them again because the insides of the book are too important not to share. (Sounds so noble doesn’t it! 😉 )

I have 2 types of books that will not leave my home: signed copies with personal inscriptions and childhood favorites. These really only have sentimental value. None are signed by famous dead authors, and the books from my youth are generally in fair to poor condition. But they would be hard or impossible to replace.

If you are one of those people, people who borrow books, here are 13 Simple Rules to Follow When Borrowing Books.

And the graphic below is a good rule of thumb for the next time you ask to read a friend’s book.



10 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Don’t Touch That Book!”

  1. lydiaschoch May 21, 2019 at 7:38 am #

    Ha! I love that graphic. Too funny.

    My TTT.

    • rbclibrary May 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your TTT!

  2. anovelglimpse May 21, 2019 at 11:21 am #

    I love that chart!!! It makes me smile and is so true.

    My TTT.

    • rbclibrary May 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

      🙂 Thanks for sharing your TTT!

  3. Hannah May 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    A book falling into the sink, what a nightmare! I love both the graphics including the flow chart, 24 hours is just the right amount of time, haha

    • rbclibrary May 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm #


  4. Brooke Lorren May 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

    Haha I like your chart. I don’t really get a lot of requests to borrow my books, but I would be willing to loan them out (well, most of them). Especially the ones I’m done reading.

    • rbclibrary May 22, 2019 at 5:48 am #

      With all the reviews I do, the books tend to stack up. My book club loves me 🙂 !

  5. susanblogginboutbooks May 21, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

    I have the same philosophy. I’ll loan out any book, but only if I’ve already read it (or I know I’m never going to actually read it) and I don’t mind if I never get it back. Most of the time it doesn’t get returned and that’s okay. I’d rather share read books than have them gather dust on my bookshelves.

    Happy TTT!


    • rbclibrary May 22, 2019 at 5:47 am #


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