Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Generosity December 18, 2008

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:14 am

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Do you give books as gifts?

To everyone? Or only to select people?

How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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134 Responses to “Generosity”

  1. trish Says:

    I feel like I’m in Groundhog Day.

    I know it was an error to have two questions up on the same day, but I answered them both anyway. :D

    http://trishsdiary.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/treats-generosity-booking-through-thursday/

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  3. Violet Says:

    I won’t post this as a seperate post on my blog, becuase my answer is really small. No body i know will be ecstatic to recieve books as gifts, except me. And as no one i know is a reader, giving books as gifts don’t cross their minds. Except may be my boyfriend. He doesn’y read much but he knows i love reading. so he occasionally gifts me a book.

  4. Violet Says:

    I won’t post this as a seperate post on my blog, because my answer is really small. No body i know will be ecstatic to recieve books as gifts, except me. And as no one i know is a reader, giving books as gifts don’t cross their minds. Except may be my boyfriend. He doesn’t read much but he knows i love reading. so he occasionally gifts me a book.

  5. Julia Says:

    I did the two part questions as well, to cover all my base LOL

    Here Mine!

  6. Josette Says:

    Yay, I’m early this week! Here’s my answer. :D

  7. Here’s my first play to this site.

  8. Kat Says:

    Here’s mine. I don’t know which of the two is the actual question, but I answered them both hehe. Good tradeoff, since I missed last week’s. Cheers!

  9. Kat Says:

    Hmm, for some reason, my link leads to an error page. Trying again. My answer.

  10. Alice Teh Says:

    And here’s mine. Happy BTT, everyone!

  11. Shauna Says:

    My answer is here.

  12. Dot Says:

    Happy BTT Everyone! Hope you are all looking forward to Christmas! Here’s mine:

    http://dot-scribbles.blogspot.com/2008/12/booking-through-thursday-generosity.html

  13. JonJon Says:

    I don’t like to give books as gifts, but I love when people give me books as gifts!! :)
    Mine is up here at http://jonjon-journeys.blogspot.com
    Happy BTT everyone!!!

  14. Nicole Says:

    I don’t usually get books as gifts and I haven’t had that much luck receiving them as gifts either. My post is here.

  15. Jo Says:

    My first ever post to this! Probably coz its a really easy one to answer!

  16. MOG Says:

    http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/booking-through-thursday_18.html

    I love giving and receiving books!
    Happy Christmas everyone.

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  18. Matthew Says:

    My answer is here. This has been a hot topic lately.

    Happy BTT everyone! :)

  19. --Deb Says:

    And, yes … having two questions up on the same day WAS a mistake, but, hey! They’re both about gifts and generosity, sooooo …

  20. Mine’s up!

    Happy Thursday, everyone.

  21. [...] Today’s Booking Through Thursday meme touches on something very close to my heart – the giving of books as gifts. Deb has split the question into parts as so: Do you give books as gifts? [...]

  22. I love LOVE LOVE giving books as gifts but sadly not everyone I know wants to receive them :o) As for whether I love receiving books as gifts? I think you can guess my answer to that :o) My full reply can be found at the following:

    http://robaroundbooks.com/2008/12/booking-through-thursday-giving-books-as-gifts/

  23. mizb17 Says:

    I did a double-post for Treat & Generosity… see it here. ~MizB

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  26. CB James Says:

    Here’s mine. I’m #57 after all. Gee people sure do get up early.

    http://readywhenyouarecb.blogspot.com/2008/12/btt-books-as-gifts.html

  27. Jessica Slone Says:

    Mine’s up right here!

  28. Mo Says:

    A timely question, for sure!

    my answer

    Hope you all enjoy your weekend…

  29. Joseph Says:

    Books are the best gifts! Have a look at my answer.

  30. Shannon H. Says:

    http://shaycv.blogspot.com/2008/12/btt-generosity.html

    I do like to give books as gifts but only to people that I know will appreciate them. I won’t give a book to someone that does not like to read, because I don’t want them to feel as if I am forcing them to read. I enjoy receiving books as gifts, especially if the person giving it to me has put some thought into it…like giving me a book by one of my favorite authors.

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  32. Lisa Says:

    I LOVE giving and receiving books! I get very excited when I give a book to see how surprised they are when they open it! I love that!! Here’s mine!

    http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2008/12/booking-through-thursday-book-giving.html

  33. Ivy Says:

    Mine is at http://kehinde.com/blog/?p=753 Sadly, some of my friends don’t want gift books. :(

  34. Robin Says:

    My answer is up now at

    http://mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

    The snowflakes on this page are making my computer go crazy. Aaak!

  35. JLS Hall Says:

    Here’s mine – answered both together. And I’m going snow blind.

    http://jlshall.blogspot.com/2008/12/booking-through-thursday-treat.html

  36. Susan Says:

    I combined both questions. Here you go!

    http://susanlovesbooks.blogspot.com/

  37. Nicole Says:

    I’m up! Enjoy!

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  39. Carol Says:

    My post is up. Happy BTT

  40. Frances Says:

    I love when you guys write that you want to break into the first ten comments or posts. I am shooting for double rather than triple digits.

    http://nonsuchbook.typepad.com/nonsuch_book/2008/12/booking-through-thursday-books-as-gifts.html

  41. drngirl Says:

    I have not stopped by here in awhile…glad I did.

  42. Ruthie Says:

    Here’s my first one:
    http://www.ruthiereads.com/btt-giving-books-as-gifts

    I’ll answer the other one tomorrow when I’m not falling asleep at the keyboard. :)

  43. Stephanie Says:

    Sorry it’s so late…..but I’m up. Come visit me at http://stephaniesbooks.blogspot.com/

  44. drey Says:

    For a minute there, I thought it was still Thursday. “Hey! I finally got this done on a Thursday!” Right.

    Anyway, here’s my late submission. I only did Generosity, as I “treat” myself to books ALL THE TIME, and having to pick only one was giving me a headache. Actually, the headache’s probably from looking outside at all the snow, and realizing that there’s no way in heck I’m making it to my massage appointment at 12:30, but whatever…

    So, here‘s the post. =)

  45. Florinda Says:

    Booking Through Thursday on Friday – thanks for the bonus question this week. What a generous treat :-)!

  46. twistyfarmy Says:

    Better late then never. Here’s mine:
    http://twistyfarmy.wordpress.com/

  47. Juliann Says:

    A day late but I am in on this one – love giving and getting books!
    http://unwrittenreads.blogspot.com/2008/12/booking-through-thursday.html

  48. Here’s what Roy Blount has to say on the subject, repeated at CE Desk: http://thecopyeditorsdesk.com/2008/12/11/give-books-for-christmas/

    In a later e-mail to Author’s Guild members, he reported that one member bought 50 books from an independent bookseller to use as Christmas presents. Go for it!

  49. Li Says:

    A very brief response, but a response nonetheless ;)

    http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=85

  50. I gave everyone in my family books this year. Working at a bookstore has its advantages.

    Books I am giving: The Lace Reader, Musicophilia, Dewey, The Greatest Game, Best American Sports Writing, and Amelia Bedelia.

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