Today's Booking Through Thursday asks...Do you give books as gifts? To everyone? Or only to select people? How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?
I love to give books as gifts! It seems that most people don't read much anymore and I hope that by giving books as gifts I get others hooked on reading. I do try to tailor my gifts to the recipients reading tastes, and not just buy them books I liked. I especially love to give new parents some of my favorite children's books. If I know that someone doesn't read at all I do refrain from giving them books, as I know they won't be appreciated.
I love for people to buy me books, but I acknowledge that it would hard for others to surprise me with a book. I have so many that I own but haven't read (over 700) that sometimes even I forget what I have! If there is a book I want as a gift I usually ask for it specifically.
Who do you buy books for?