It’s my Dad’s birthday today, which makes me wonder … do you like to give books as gifts?
I’m usually torn. I love giving and sharing books, but it can be hard. The giftee can be difficult to please, or you don’t know what they’ve read (or what they thought of books they have read). Even people who love to read and love to get books can be hard to gift books to … so, does that make you pause and reach for the neckties or DVDs or sweaters … anything BUT a book at gift-giving time? How do you feel about getting books yourself? Are you picky or easy? (For the record, I’m told I’m VERY hard to buy for, even though I’ll read just about anything … go figure.
I don't usually give books. Unless they love reading like myself and are totally cool with getting books. I'm also a hard person to gift books to. I hardly get gifts (we don't exactly have much holidays and birthdays aren't exactly important. Except for certain ages). But when I do (and I get books) my mom always (and I mean always) tend to go out of my reading range. (I mean, come on! An adult mystery book for a 10 year old? *facepalm* And here she claims she knows everything about me. The adult books beg to differ). I prefer Teen or higher Middle Grade (which has been told... millions of times... and I get a lecture), and I guess you can say that's the only thing I don't mind getting from BookLand. Call me picky, but this is a teen speaking... and she doesn't like adult books (Of Course!).