When I lent out books, I put my address label on the inside cover so I could get my book back. I lent out a cookbook to a dear friend. A couple of months later, she passed away. I had forgotten about the book, and her family donated all her books to charity — my book landed in a men's prison library, and I was contacted by an inmate. I had no clue as to who this man was or how he "knew" me. He said we had something in common — books. He seemed so friendly — yet he was in prison.What do you think? Problem or not?
I did not respond, but I wonder how many books I have "out there" with my address in them. I'm not so sure it is a good idea to put your address label in books. I currently do not put my address labels in my books — just my name — and I record on my calendar who borrowed what book.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
This is just something I found interesting in today's newspaper. It might be something to think about although I can't imagine that something like this happens very often. Since I don't write in my books or put labels inside them, it's not a problem for me, but the ladies amongst us might want to consider this little warning.