Do you give books as gifts?
To everyone? Or only to select people?
Only if I am familiar with someone's reading habits and can be fairly sure I'm buying the right genre and not something they've already read.
How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?
I always appreciate a gift for the thought so I'd never frown on any gift. But now that I work in a library, I'm not fond of books as gifts unless they are cookbooks or something extra special, like an illustrated treasury by a favorite children's author or something like that. Not a novel I could check out and read from the library.