new book borrowing policy08 Aug 2019
earlier this week, i was with kalia, marty, and their child, iona, and a funny moment happened that i think is worth sharing.
i was asking marty if could borrow a book of his. kalia gifted it to him but he hadn’t read it yet and he threw out “you can borrow it as long as you give me a summary when you’re done.” and then, seamlessly without missing a beat, kalia jumped in and said “well wouldn’t that a good policy for whenever someone borrowed a book.”
i vigorously agreed! i was really down to agree because:
- i already have a practice of summarizing books when i finish them. see my archive of that here.
- me and leo are building an archive of my book highlights. for now the folder is over here in basic google docs format but we have dreams for bigger… imagine a website that shows all the notes and then links ideas across books. ^_^
anyway, i think this is a practice i can definitely commit to and now really want to!
oh, i also started an “on-loan” shelf on goodreads. it contains books i’m borrowing as well as books that other people are borrowing from me. i used to have a little personal library system on index cards back in elementary and middle school which is how i kept track of my books but i left it fall off (because i was like 12 lol). anywho, bringing it back now! if you have a book of mine, lmk. :)
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