So, the question of the day at Sassy Brit Blog Hop is: Do I buy books for friends and family members for their birthdays. If so, which books did you gift and why? Do you give your own books as gifts?
Well... I don't give my book out as a gift, birthday or otherwise -- that's just plan weird. I mean, if someone wanted to read my book, they would. They don't need me shoving it down their throats, do they? That's bound to cause friction. Besides, I'd like to think friends and family are supportive, and would have already brought my book ;)
As for books in general for birthday presents. If I know someone has been after a certain book, and I can get it signed, I will. But in general, nah..Birthday presents are about making that person feel special, so the present will be geared to what I think they'll like. But, just in case friends and family are reading this blog... books make me feel very special :) *hint hint* Book GC's/ARe eBucks make me feel like a princess!!! *bigger hint hint*
The last time I brought a book for someone else was The Forest of Hands and Teeth for my son (not a birthday present, it was because I'd talked about how much I loved it. He mentioned he wanted to read it, too. So, since he doesn't like reading ebooks (can't take them to school) I brought him the paperback. He loved it, too. So book two is on order. And I have it on my eReader ready! I actually blogged about Carrie Ryan's series over on The Para Posse blog! *shudder - zombies and YA fiction -- when did kids books get so darn creepy?*
So..what about you? Which was the last book you brought for someone else, and why?