Friday, February 22, 2013

Follow Friday - Books I gifted

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
We always talk about the books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately?
The last books I remember buying are Christmas presents.

For my father: What It Is like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes because I got him Matterhorn at a library sale and he really enjoyed it. 

For my mother: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (because of a review by Catie from Readventurer) and another book I cannot remember. 

Most people I know in real life don't read YA or they don't read fantasy so it's hard to gift books (I still do it but it takes quite a bit of work).  I also bought "loaning copies of" The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta that never returned to me.  I loaned them to some teenage Girl Scouts I worked with because they had good taste in books and those are excellent books. I thought I hada  50/50 chance of getting them back and if not I was releasing quality novels into the wild. 


Jennifer said...

I usually try to give people books as gifts too, but it is hard. But, I always think it will be worth it if I am able to find that special book that turns them into an addict like me! Old follower.

Happy Friday!

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

It's actually hard for me to gift to my mom and sis since they read stuff wayyyy outside my genre as well. My friend just got into paranormals in recent years, so she has some catching up to do. I can buy for her easily, for now!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Lizzy said...

I have trouble finding people who enjoy the same books I do too. Let me know if you find anyone who likes horror.

My best friend like fantasy/paranormal, but she won't touch a horror book!

New follower.