And I must say those questions are sending shivers down my spine. Lend my precious treasures? Are you mad?
OK, just joking. Sort of. Let me answer the last question first: Yes, of course, when you've borrowed a book (whether from a library or from another human entity), you should definitely make an effort to read the book quickly and return it as soon as possible. That's only good manners, isn't it?
Do I lend books? Yes, I do lend books, although there are some books I probably would think twice about handing over. And there are some people I'd lend to more readily than others. Don't think I'd ever try to enforce time limits, though -- that seems a little extreme (especially as I'm such a slow reader myself).
At the moment I don't have any books "out on loan," and I don't have any I've borrowed. All the books around here belong to me (and the hubby, of course). All mine, do you hear? MINE!!!!
Not really related -- but this all reminds me a little of my childhood when I used to play librarian and lend out my books to my little cousin MB-B (she now has her very own blog) and force her to read them and return them on time. And she really had to read them, too, because there was definitely going to be a quiz when she brought them back!
See -- I always had the soul of a librarian.
And maybe some wicked KGB genes.