Christmas is peeking it's head around the corner now. Thanksgiving has passed and in my family it is heralded with overstuffed bellies (hello, Mr. Turkey. We love you.) and endless rounds of Christmas music. And accompanying this music is Christmas shopping. I personally purchase a plethora of books each year for Christmas. My nieces, in particular, get a book for Christmas and their birthdays every year. This year, the youngest is getting a couple of the Charlie and Lola books by Lauren Child's for her birthday and Stellaluna for Christmas. The elder one is getting Amelia Bedelia for Christmas and I have NO IDEA WHAT for her birthday. Fortunately, that is in January so I have some time.
Do you buy books for presents for people? I am either very bad or very good about depending on your perspective, because I get them for everyone, all the time. It's flat! It's easy to ship! When you live 1, 500 miles away from most of your friends and family these are issues you have to consider. This year I went to the Kentucky book fair and spent a ton of money on books, which I was able to get personalized by the authors and am now hording for Christmas gifts.
So let's hear it. Are books the gift you love to get or is it better to give than to receive? (I enjoy both equally, for the...that's a lie, I love to give them but not as much as I love to get them.)
YA lit post still in the works! It kind of stalled out on me.