Friday, February 22, 2013

Follow Friday

Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we wil answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 
This week’s question –

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

It has been a long time since I've given a book as they are so individual.  To me, I feel like books are similar to giving perfume.  You really have to know the individual before you give away something so personal.  The last time I gave a book away, I was looking through my shelf for a title appropriate for my friend's pre-teen daughter.  She made away with a few YA books including Fallen by Lauren Kate and a signed copy of Inara Scott's - The Candidates (original cover).  She got hooked on two new series and I had a new admirer. :)

Curlypow here. Just thought I'd add my 2C worth - for me, I kind of give books away every day when I recommend a title at work.  Working in a library is wonderful that way and I am always happy when I see customers come back with a smile asking for something else by that same author.  One of my favourites lately has been a 12 year old boy who is reluctant to read and because of my 'gentle suggestion' is now on no 8 of the Rangers Apprentice series by John Flanagan.  How cool is that? And to make it even better he has convinced his Dad to read the series too.  I love my job.

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  1. I agree -- as I said in my post -- my "gifts" are my recommendations. I love finding the right book for the right person. My FF

  2. Even though every one seems to hate this seris, but I love the Fallen series. I just love angel books.
    old follwoer
    my F&F

  3. What you read is such an individual choice, you're right it's is like giving perfume, it's not going to be right for everyone. That's why I like giving away gift cards to a bookseller, then they get to choose what they want but it's still spreading book-love :) Old follower.
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  4. Hi Curlypow! I know, I recommend books all the time at the library, too. It is so great when you get someone hooked on a new book/series! It really never gets old.

  5. I love all these fellow librarian blogs I'm coming across. I totally agree that books are way too personal to be given as gifts most of the time. The chances of someone giving me the right book or one I haven't read yet are slim. I wish I could find a teenager to go through my box of 30+ books/ARCS that I am discarding from my personal collection.

    I'm a new follower.

    Here is my FF Post.

    Lisa @ I'll Tumble For YA

  6. New Follower! Stop by mine too


  7. This is such a great question - and I want to chime in with my craziness.

    Anytime I go used book shopping, I always buy any copy of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card or The Gunslinger by Stephen King. Which means I give away a ridiculous number of those books - I actually just gave away my last extra copy of Ender's Game this past weekend. I love both those stories so so much, I insist on sharing them with anybody willing.