Booking Through Thursday: Friendship

Booking Through Thursday

Suggested by Marsha:

Buy a Friend a Book Week is October 1-7 (as well as the first weeks of January, April, and July). During this week, you’re encouraged to buy a friend a book for no good reason. Not for their birthday, not because it’s a holiday, not to cheer them up–just because it’s a book.
What book would you choose to give to a friend and why?

And, if you’re feeling generous enough–head on over to Amazon and actually send one on its way!

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves

Hmmm...This is a tough one. I have bought books as gifts before and I think you have to take into account the tastes of the individual for whom you're buying.

When buying for friends, I usually head for the 'just released' section of the bookstore. That way, it's usually a good bet that they haven't already bought it. I buy paperbacks for portablity (and I can buy more than one that way too), so they can read at the doctor's, beach, etc. Then I consider the person. I have one sister-in-law who is always busy with work and hardly finds time to read. I get her light, fun reads she can breeze through. Another lady is well read and has an interesting world view. I try to get her something different. The last present was a non-fiction book about a lady's travels in Italy. I hope she liked it.

These book aren't always what I would read myself but like any gift, if you take the time to chose from the heart, you can't go wrong.


  1. I almost always go for the 'depends on the person' answer, but for once I had a specific book. I guess partly because it's a book with very wide appeal, and partly because most of my close friends have at least some traits in common.

  2. I agree. If books selected with the thoughts about that person' taste, it can neve go wrong.

    I take a lot of time thinking what to buy and for whom.

  3. You know it's funny how "book" people think alike!! We realize that a book has to be tailored to the person you are buying for!!

  4. I totally depends on who I'm buying for. I spend the entire year buying books as I see them for everyone for Christmas. It's just such a good feeling to come across a book and think "Oh, this is just perfect for so-and-so!"

  5. Books are my favorite thing to buy for others... but it really is dependent upon their tastes.

    Good answer!

  6. Ocassionally I'll buy a book for someone that they wouldn't normally read, but usually I buy to their interests.

  7. I so agree, Chris! I think that my family and friends appreciate the book even more because they know I put thought into selecting it for them.

  8. I agree with you, Chris! But then we will never go wrong with getting them book vouchers! :D

    Happy BTT!


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