La, la, la, la, la…… We’re now on Day 10 people! Just two days more and we are now complete on this 12-day book tag! So without any more interruptions, here is our Day 10 feature!

Track 10: Come Back, Be Here
(pick the book you would least like to lend out, for fear of missing it too much)

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith [J.K. Rowling]

NOTE: All of my books are precious and for my own use only. I rarely let anyone borrow my book. If you are one, consider yourself lucky because you have my full confidence and trust that you will not tear pages, dog-eared it, (do I have to give you also a book mark? Like, seriously?) will not leave food stains, make-up marks, pen marks, pencil marks, distort, destroy, burn and even chew the pages off. All my books are my babies and I’m not sending them off to a stranger’s house for a week or so. Call me selfish if you want, but letting you borrow my book is like letting you use my toothbrush.Β It’s a gross invasion to privacy!


Yes, you may think that I’m overreacting but my books are my treasures. I don’t want to see creases on their spines, folded pages, or torn dust jackets. I’m spending thousand of quids on these books and considering them as an investment. Many would have said that I’m trying to build a library. Yes, that would be so true but this library I’m building is for my use only. I’m not building a foundation in here. I want my books in pristine condition and I’ve worked on that for years. Yes, I know that books are meant for sharing, but hello? There are a lot of ebooks available in the so-called internet. Google it, friend, or do you need me to provide you a copy?

In this feature tag, I’ve choose to feature The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith since I’ve waited for my copy for about a year. My copy was given by my cousin based in the USA since hardcover copies of this book in the Philippines is not available. Apparently, the UK editions of this book is really hard to find, and Fully Booked declined my request for special ordering this book, since this cover/editions in hardcover is very rare. So for this book, hand-off people!

I’ve gained enough experience on loaning out my books for me to set limit on them. Usually, I let my friends borrow my books if I know that they will treat them well and usually those people that I allow are those people who takes care of their books in the same manner as I do. I dunno what comes to the minds of those borrowers who treats loaned books like they own it. It’s very wonky, my friend. Like seriously, it’s not yours to make my book a coaster or a place mat for your pizza. Furthermore, I hate reminding people to return my books. Do you really want me to give you a bell? It’s like they are waiting for me to forget it so that they will consider it as a give away. I’m not a rich kid or a toff to do that, I sacrificed a lot of things to get that book, okay? Okay.

Bob’s your uncle readers! Again this is Lawrence (who is not really selfish) of Pages Unraveled wishing you a good night! Off to bedfordshire! ❀

(If you want to check the other tracks for this Taylor Swift Book Tag, you may do so by clicking here.)

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