Last week I asked for your thoughts on giving books as gifts. This week I’m looking at the other side of that discussion:
Asking for Books as Gifts
Did I ever tell you that I love books? No, I didn’t think so. But I do, and usually when asked what I want for birthdays or Christmas, there are always a few books on my wish list.
This year has been no different, other than the fact that I now have this blog and so my book wish list is bigger than ever (there are over 130 on my Amazon Wish List!).
I have a birthday coming up (on the 18th) and when asked what I wanted, I’ve responded with books and Pandora charms. That’s pretty much all I want, I don’t need or want anything else. Apart from maybe a new book shelf when I buy all those on my wish list!
I have a lot of books, and read a pretty wide variety of authors, so I know it must be hard to buy a book gift for me. I would usually offer a short list to choose from, but then I can’t buy anything off that list until I know which ones have been bought for me. But then if I just ask for a gift card, there’s no surprise in that, and less presents to open on the day!
I want to know if you ask for books as gifts, and how you go about it.
Do you offer a short list, a long list, ask for specific titles, or just request the gift card and buy your own?
Are you okay asking for a specific title, and the gift not being a surprise?
Would you rather not be gifted books at all?