Monday, November 28, 2011

Musing Mondays: Books for the Holidays?

This week’s musing asks…
Will you be buying books for the holidays, this year? If so, for whom, and why?
Are you kidding? Yes, I'm buying tons of books for holiday gifts. I work in a bookstore! I put things aside for friends and family almost every day. I can't list out exactly what I'm getting for whom, but lots of my relatives and friends will receive books this year. I've bought a stack for my husband already, and some for other folks as well. I'm also updating my father in law's Moleskine book journal with more suggestions and ideas for his reading list.  It can be tricky to buy books for people; I've certainly not had a 100% success rate with gauging peoples' taste but if you know that someone wants something special, or if you know you've found the perfect thing, a book can be a wonderful gift.

Come back tomorrow if you'd like to see my holiday gift suggestions!

11 comments:

Amy said...

Great question and even better answer! It's tough buying books for people sometimes, the only person I have figured out so far is my daughter. But she is two, so that's an easy one I guess. :)

Here's mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/11/musing-mondays-and-getting-back-into.html

caite said...

yes, working in a bookstore would help..and be so convenient!
I like to give books, but they are hard.
what will they like..and have they already read it?

Anna said...

I'd love to have a family member work in a bookstore.. lots of discounts lol my Musing Monday New follower x

Audra said...

I miss working in a bookstore! I love gifting books -- my holidays are marked by books received, and I cherish book gifts.

gautami tripathy said...

I love to receive and give books. Anytime!

Here is my post!

LibrarySnake said...

It can be tricky to buy books for other people, absolutely.

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/11/musing-mondays_28.html

Zibilee said...

I am also buying a lot of books for the holidays. Audiobooks, picture books, novels, all will be represented in my holiday gifts! Glad to see you will be buying books for loved ones too!

bermudaonion said...

I've already bought books for my husband and he's already found them. Oh well.

Kathleen said...

I can't imagine how much fun I would have working in a book store during the holidays. I can't wait to hear your recommendations.

Nymeth said...

I'm only buying for my parents and partner this year as times are hard, but there will certainly be books among my gifts! Looking forward to seeing your list tomorrow :)

Alexia561 said...

Love giving books and bookish things to people as gifts! It can be hard to gage tastes, but it's always fun when you succeed!