Monday, November 16, 2009
With the holiday season now upon us, have you left any hint – subtle or otherwise – for books family and friends might buy you for Christmas? Do you like to receive books, or do you prefer certificates so you can choose your own?
This year is the first year that I have actually made a wish list on Amazon.com. Of course, it is full of....BOOKS! What else! I think there is one cd on there.
I have made my husband aware of the list, and have asked him to make his parents aware of it.
I absolutely love giving and receiving books. Gift Certificates for bookstores are also a favorite!
Last Christmas, I gave my father a book that totally took him by surprise. My father is one of the hardest people to shop for. He isn't a reader, either. He is a musician, and loves classical music, so I usually buy him cd's. Last year, while browsing on Amazon, I found a used book that was all about his Alma Mater, Morris Harvey College, located in Charleston WV. I ordered the book for him. When it arrived, it was signed by the author. Well, when he received that book from me, you would have thought I had given him a million dollars! The author of that book was one of my dad's old college professors! And he had signed the book, which made it even more special. I was so happy that I was able to give him such a special gift....
What about you?