Do you give books as gifts?
To everyone? Or only to select people?
How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?
I love giving books as gifts, but it can be difficult to gauge peoples' taste- sometimes I do well and hit it just right, and sometimes my ideas fizzle. There are a couple of people in my circle of family and friends whose taste I never seem to get right, and I've stopped buying books for them, because there are only so many times I can hear "I hated that book you gave me" before it gets tiresome. So I only give books to certain people whose taste I'm confident I can accommodate.
I love getting books as gifts, but what I love even more is getting gift certificates! My own taste is eclectic so I'd much rather be able to choose. Of course if someone wanted to buy me something from my wishlist that would be just fine!
What books do you want for the holidays this year?