To everyone? Or only to select people?
How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?
I sometimes give books as gifts. I don’t want to give books to non-readers, unless it is really the PERFECT thing for them and they will actually enjoy it. My mom is generally an easier one to buy for (although I’m not giving her a book this year), partly because she expresses interest in various books I review here, so I can always get one of them for her (because she’ll generally tell me if she’s gone out and bought one as well). My husband is also relatively easy to buy for. He isn’t a huge reader, so he doesn’t have set ways in which he chooses his books, but if you find him the right book, he’s all over it. Last year I gave him “The Gospel According to the Simpsons” in his stocking and he has really enjoyed that. If you are a child, there is a pretty decent chance you will get a book from me. Younger children get Dr. Seuss, older get whatever I feel fits them.
I do like receiving books as gifts, but only if my gifter really knows my reading habit well, or if they have purchased a specific book from my wishlist. I read a wide variety of things, but an uninformed buyer doesn’t always hit it on the head. Gift cards are always appreciated, though. B&N and Half Price Books are the best for me, since the Borders isn’t super convenient, but hey, I can make the trek for some books if necessary.
How do you feel about gifting and being gifted books?