Booking Through Thursday: Presents!
What, if any, memorable or special book have you ever gotten as a present? Birthday or otherwise. What made it so notable? The person who gave it? The book itself? The “gift aura?”
You know, this is what irks me about present giving. People never take the time to know what I really want. Nobody cares (well, except my family–but they tend to be practical–and books to them, aren’t practical). No one has ever gotten me books. I’ve gotten stuff like clothes and board games I’ve never even heard of, let alone want to play.
Of course, I’m not sure I would want to have someone give me books. I have really eclectic tastes and it’s not a matter of just picking something off the bestseller list or off the classics shelf. I could start some sort of Amazon wishlist so people would know what I prefer, but I detest wishlists of any sort on principle.
I don’t care for wish lists either, but I have to say that I now get books, and not only that–I get the books I want. Wish lists are a trade-off, I suppose. But it’s a trade-off that I’m willing to live with.
Gee, I guess it’s a gift card for you! Happy Booking Through Thursday. I’m giving away a couple of books. See my sidebar if you’re interested.http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/