With the holiday season now upon us, have you left any hint – subtle or otherwise – for books family and friends might buy you for Christmas? Do you like to receive books, or do you prefer certificates so you can choose your own?
I love shopping for books; my kids have a fairly impressive library. I have made it a point to give them books for birthdays and Christmas because I want to etch the importance of reading in their bright little minds. As for myself, however, I rarely get books as gifts. I love receiving books but not many people in my gift-giving sphere are book people. Gift certificates are a good choice but, to me, leaves an impersonal feeling on both ends. But boy they are fun to spend aren't they?
I have asked for specific books over the years like Harry Potter and a few years ago I asked for a collection Jane Austen books. Unless I tell someone specifically to get me such and such book, I won't get books as gifts.
But you can bet that now that I have thought this long about having brand new (or brand new to me, I am not opposed to used books) books under the Christmas tree, I will be making a wish list. I am all giddy.