Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend? (Or don’t your friends trust you to return their books?) And, DO you return books you borrow?This is a wonderful (set of) question(s). The majority of the books I read come from the library. I do buy some books still but have cut way back on my book purchasing. There are reasons I borrow from the library more so than my friends. One reason is the general selection. Another reason is the fact that I can borrow a book from the library for a total of six weeks if necessary.
This is not to say that I never borrow books from friends; in fact, I do. Just not that often. I don't have a lot of real-life friends that read (sad, but true). Of my reading friends, there is only one that I see on a regular basis with similar reading taste. And actually, I do have a book of hers on loan right now - Eat, Pray, Love. I really should read it and get it back to her but I've been so busy. I've been reading the same book for two weeks now, which is so unlike me. I will read the book and get it back to her soon, though.