Thursday, December 18, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

This week's question...

Do you give books as gifts?

To everyone? Or only to select people?

How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?

My answer...

No, I don't give books as gifts. I don't really have anyone who would appreciate a book as a gift. I would rather receive a gift card to a bookstore then actually get a book. People don't know what I might already have and what I really like. I enjoy getting the giftcard and going on a book spending spree...browsing the aisles and aisles of books. That's part of the fun for me.


  1. I agree browsing is so much fun!

  2. I like getting the physical book, but I also love book gift cards.

  3. I love getting gift cards, too. It's not only a present, but an excuse to putz around a bookstore. :)

  4. Aw, you've never had the joy of holding a present that FEELS like a book, opening it up to discover your favorite author's newest work. How sad.

  5. gift cards are a good thing too, this way you can pick which book you really want :)

  6. Scobberlotcher - Exactly - I love any excuse to check out the bookstores!

    Smilingsal - Not sad at all. I have received books in the past and none of them were anything I was interested in (sometimes I wondered if the giver even knew anything about me! LOL) I much prefer the giftcards for the reason I said above - an excuse to look through the bookstore. Nothing makes me happier :)

    Naida - That's exactly how I feel!

  7. I have quite a few readers in my family and try and get them books now and then--or gift cards if it's more convenient. When I know a person's tastes well, I love finding books for them. It's much harder when it's someone I don't know well.


Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! I always love reading comments and getting to know my readers!

After some careful consideration, I've decided to become an award-free blog. Although I appreciate and am honored by each and every award I've received, your comments and friendship are enough award for me. Thank you all so much for your thoughtfulness.

Due to way too many spam comments, I disabled the Anonymous User comments. We'll see if this works, otherwise I'll have to go back to word verification.