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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

  1. 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/

  2. [...] posted for Booking Through Thursday, one dealing with treating yourself and the other about treating others. Just to cover my bases, I’ve answered [...]

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

    Here Mine!

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

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

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

  10. And here’s mine. Happy BTT, everyone!

  11. My answer is here.

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

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

    Happy BTT everyone! :)

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

  19. [...] 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? [...]

  20. 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/

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

  22. [...] This week’s Booking Through Thursday question: Do you give books as gifts? [...]

  23. [...] December 18, 2008 Booking Through Thursday: Books as gifts Posted by Megan under book talk | Tags: Booking Through Thursday, books, Christmas presents, gift books, gifts, presents |   Let’s go Booking Through Thursday! [...]

  24. 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

  25. Mine’s up right here!

  26. A timely question, for sure!

    my answer

    Hope you all enjoy your weekend…

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

  28. 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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  30. 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

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

  32. My answer is up now at

    http://mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

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

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

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

  34. [...] December 18, 2008 in BTT, internet, meme This week’s Booking Through Thursday questions: Do you give books as gifts? To everyone? Or only to select people? How do you feel about receiving b… [...]

  35. My post is up. Happy BTT

  36. 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

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

  38. 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. :)

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

  40. 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. =)

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

  42. Better late then never. Here’s mine:

    http://twistyfarmy.wordpress.com/

  43. 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

  44. 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!

  45. A very brief response, but a response nonetheless ;)

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

  46. 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.

  47. [...] 18, 2008 in Bookish Notes | by Christina {Booking Through Thursday for Dec. 18th and Dec. 18th. There’s two, [...]

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