Friday, February 22, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday: Book Gifts

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Happy Friday everyone! Parajunkee and Alison have a good question this week:

Q: We always talk about books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately?

Hmm...mostly I give gift cards or give people books out of my library.

Here are some recent ones:

My Mom just finished The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake and loved it. I've never read it, but I've heard good things, so I gave it to her and she was not disappointed.

My son-in law-just bought Gone Girl with a gift card I gave him. I'm sure he'll like it. He also bought A Discovery of Witches, which I've never read so I'm looking forward to his assessment. 

I gave my husband Rot & Ruin out of the library so I can talk to someone about these books! I love this series! He hasn't started it yet....

I recommended The Light Between Oceans to my assistant, and she got mad because it made her cry...but she liked it.

My daughter wants to read Scarlet, because she loved Cinder, but it's checked out, of course, so she will have to wait.

One of my favorite things is recommending the perfect book for my friends and family (and my students!) I have one student that comes in and asks me for the next romance book -- she's loved everything I've recommended, so I'm a "sure thing" for her. I hope I can keep it up! (Pushing the Limits was my first rec, and we've just gone from there.)

Even though these aren't all "gift" books, I consider my recommendations  my gift!

Looking forward to your answers. Hope you have a great weekend. Mine has been exceptional (given we've had snow days Thursday and Friday, so it's a surprise 4-day weekend!) Leave me your link!

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  1. Book recommendations are presents! I'm sure your son in law will love Gone Girl. It's impossible not to like a books as messed up as that one!

  2. Hi Annette, new follower. Glad to make your acquaintance. Gift cards are actually a very good idea, as the person can always follow their own tastes!


  3. I like that .."I consider my recommendations my gift!". I agree.. and you've listed a few I'd like to look into. :)

  4. I also push books on my husband just so I can talk to someone about them. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    I'm a new follower and a new blogger.

    Here is my Feature & Follow Friday Post.

    Lisa @ I'll Tumble For YA

  5. Hi Annette! All of those books sounds great! I see that you like historical fiction and I was wondering what YA historical fiction you would recommend? I feel like there isn't that much out there but I'd love some recommendations.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you GFC. Enjoy the weekend!

  6. I'd never heard of The Light Between Oceans until now. I just checked out your review, and the addition of your assistant crying really makes me want to read it (I know I seem crazy, but I really love emotional books). You're quite the recommender it seems!

    Happy Friday and happy reading! :-)

  7. I'm desperate for Scarlet too, but my library hasn't bought it yet. grrr.
    Pushing the Limits is one of my favourites now, such a good book. Good to have someone come to you for requests. It's a great feeling that they trust you. :D
    Have a fab weekend.


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