Likely because next Thursday is Christmas, there’s two Booking Through Thursday subjects this week, addressed separately below:
Do you give books as gifts?
To everyone? Or only to select people?
How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?
I will buy books as presents for family members because I have a general idea what they want or are interested in. With others, I am more likely to give a gift card so the recipient can pick their own book and I don’t have to worry about buying something they already have. I also am a big fan of giving book gift cards as high school graduation gifts.
My approach toward giving books is similar to my views on receiving them as gifts. My family can look at my Amazon wish list if they want to buy a book but I otherwise prefer a gift card simply because my book desires change erratically.
What is the best book you ever bought for yourself?
And, why? What made it the best? What made it so special?
I would have to say any or all of the desert island books. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be desert island books.
Our own love for reading allows us to pass on to the next generation that which has been given to us: the gift of reading.
Dave Bouchard, For the Love of Reading