Book Blogger Hop

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This is my first time taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer.

This week’s question: Do you give books as gifts?

My Answer: Yes! Although not as often as I probably could.

I have quite a few friends and family who love to read, yet thinking about it now I don’t give them books as gifts very often.  I should change that! (This Christmas sounds like an expensive one for heavy book shipping now hehe.)

I’m part of a street team for an author, and every year we do a Secret Santa book swap between ourselves – to each send a copy of our favourite book to the random name we draw. It’s a lot of fun and I know the people I’ve sent books to have been excited to try new authors. Likewise for me when I receive my gift!  Last year I sent The Girl With All The Gifts (Amazon), and this year I’m still undecided on what to send – but there is a lot of year left before Christmas (thankfully!).

As it’s my first time taking part in this hop I’m not sure what else I should write… So i’m going to check out the other hoppers before I start babbling, and hopefully I’ll be more prepared next time hehe!

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8 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop

    • Natalie says:

      That’s awesome! I never thought about donating books to women’s shelters, I’ll have to look into that.

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I participate in a couple different online Christmas book exchanges each year (off and on, depending on my finances), and really enjoy them. Sometimes they are the only way I receive books as gifts myself. I enjoy giving books as gifts for the readers in my life. It’s fun picking out books I think they might like.

  2. Maria Behar says:

    How nice that you have people in your life who like to read! I only have my mom, but she really doesn’t read that much anymore. Still, I do give her a book from time to time. My other relatives — including my husband — are non-readers. So I give them other things.

    I LOVE what you and the members of the Street Team do!! What a SUPER NICE idea!! I don’t belong to any such team, but in the past, I did participate in “Secret Santa” gift exchanges. This was when I was working in office jobs. Thankfully, I’m not doing that anymore. Now I just have a part-time job teaching adults ESOL, and we don’t do the “Secret Santa” thing. So no probs there! Lol.

    I think gift cards are your best option in cases where you’re not sure what the recipient of the gift would like to get. Even for bookworms, it really is a good idea, because you might not know what genre(s) they enjoy reading. If you know the person well, then that’s a different story. (Pun intended, lol.)

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Also, thanks for commenting on my own BBH post!! Sorry for the late comment back….. Hope you have a WONDERFUL week!! 🙂

  3. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) says:

    I think I gift a book at least twice a year. I love giving books to those I think will enjoy them. Sometimes they are my ARC’s, and other times I buy books that I’ve read that completely screamed “so-and-so”. I recently sent my sister Darynda Jones’ “First Grave on the Right” to my sister for her birthday. At first she was confused, she’d never heard of the author before, but once I explained it was about a PI who was also a reaper, she was completely on board. I guess I just like to share my love of reading and finding new authors/series to follow.

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