There seems to have been two Booking Through Thursday posts posted this week, so I’ll answer both of them.
Do you give books as gifts?
To everyone? Or only to select people?
How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?
I usually give at least one person on my list books, and it usually depends on personal taste. I enjoy receiving books, of course, but I also enjoy getting gift cards in order to buy them on my own—I’m very picky about my taste.
What is the best book you ever bought for yourself?
And, why? What made it the best? What made it so special?
Oh, goodness, this is a tough question! I’ve bought a lot of good books over the years, but on of my favorite impulse purchase was The Sunne in Splendour. Bought it for less than $5 at the Strand last winter on a lunch break, and I basically devoured the book in less than a week (at over 900 pages, it’s no small feat). I love medieval history, so reading the book was quite a treat for me.