- What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)?
- Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?
Well, I already answered this question over the holidays. (I even included pictures!) So, rather than rehash what I wrote, you’ll forgive me if I just link to my previous article about my gifts received, complete with my pretty pictures.
As for asking for books on gift-giving occasions, this is the first year I have ever deliberately asked for them. Typically, I secretly hope that someone will remember that I am an avid reader and surprise me with a gift card to a book store. Unfortunately, no one seems to remember that, and I never get either a book or a bookstore gift card. This year, I took matters into my own hands and made sure I sent out my wish list to all of my relatives. I feel comfortable receiving books as long as they are purchased from that list. Otherwise, while I am fairly open to any and all books, I would prefer to buy off my list myself. (Is that too snobby?)
What do you think? Books as gifts or gift cards?