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Friday, May 26, 2017

My Ramblings: Perfectionism Vs. Lending/Borrowing Books


Perfectionism Vs. Lending/Borrowing Books

I'm a perfectionist. When you add my books into the mix I get very nitpicky about everything you can possibly imagine. I wasn't always like this. It started about the same time I started using my money to buy my own books. All of a sudden I knew what a hardcover was worth and I wasn't about to trust just anyone with my 'investment'. 

In the last few years I've learned that books and audiobooks can get expensive VERY fast. I learned that the hard way and I don't intend to let people touch and treat them willy nilly. I'm very particular about the way my books look and I'm one of those people, when given the opportunity to buy a physical book from an actual store (not online), I will go through all of them and pick out the physically most perfect book out of them all. In the long term it gets very annoying and time consuming, but I don't have any control over it.

I'm not in the business of lending my books to my friends or borrowing their books (even if they read english novels). Most of my friends aren't into taking as much care of books as I do and I'd have nightmares of getting my book back and I find that almost every page has been dog-eared. If I ever borrow a book (which I haven't for years and this also applies to anything I borrow from anyone) I obligate myself to take such good care of it that it becomes a pain actually reading it.

In conclusion, I don't like borrowing anything from anybody and I would be happy to not lend my books to anyone as well.

Are you a perfectionist when your books are concerned?
Do you consider them an 'investment'?
Tell me in the comments below!

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