It’s fair to say this week’s discussion is influenced by the date because…
It’s my birthday!
I’ve been waiting specifically for today to have this topic as the week’s discussion, since it fits so well 😀
So today I’m asking you…
What do you think when it comes to giving books as gifts?
So when an event comes along, like Christmas or a birthday, I always get asked by family and friends what I’d like to receive. And my go to answer is books…but then people don’t know which books to get me. So is it worth all the planning, to give a book as a gift?
Well, let’s look at the good vs the bad.
~ If the person receiving the gift is a bookworm, they will be eternally grateful.
~ You could potentially be giving them their new favourite book.
~ You could be giving them a book they wouldn’t think to pick up themselves, and end up loving.
~ It’s a way for you to give a recommendation, and have them actually read it.
~ Every bookworm loves adding another book to their ever growing collection!
~ It could mean more. If you give someone a book you really enjoy, it’s somehow more personal.
~ They could already have a copy…
~ They might not read it, if it doesn’t sound interesting to them.
~ They might read it and not enjoy it.
~ They could feel pressured to read it as soon as possible, so they can tell you their thoughts and seem grateful.
Being honest, it was difficult for me to think of that many bad points. I personally think giving books as gifts is a great idea, for all the points mentioned in the first list.
My friends and I actually have a plan for when we want to buy books as gifts. Say like today, since it’s my birthday, a few weeks ago I wrote down a list of a few books I’d like to have, so they could choose one from the list and be guaranteed that 1.) I don’t already own it and 2.) I’d actually read it. And because there’s a few on the list, I don’t know which I’ll end up getting. This plan has always worked, you just have to make sure that if more than one friend wants one of these lists, you don’t write down any of the same books on different lists, otherwise you could end up with two copies 🙂
So what are your thoughts?
Would you give a book as a gift? Or are you too nervous they’ll already have a copy, or possibly not like it?
Do you tend to receive books as gifts? Do you like receiving them as gifts?
Let me know in the comments!
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