Thursday, September 24, 2015
Daisy Talks About Birthdays and Books
So in light of my recent birthday, I started thinking about books as gifts. Because I'm definitely a person who gives books to other people, even if they're not the biggest of readers. Maybe the gift will convert them ;)
BUT as a well-known booklover to pretty much all of my friends and family, I almost never get books for my birthday (or other ocassions), despite annually sending my family my online wishlist so as to not get 'but I don't know which one, cause you have so many'. They're reasoning: you already have a lot of books (which is kinda the same argument I get when I don't give them a wishlist).
Sometimes there's an exception and one of my friends, mother or brother will get me a book, but usually I get other kinds of things. Which is fine, but it made me wonder if this is something that other bookish people experience. Do you get books for your birthday? Does your family/friends start sighing when you give them your wishlist? And what is the favourite book you ever got for your birthday? Mine are the first 3 Harry Potter books, I finally have a full English set (read them in Dutch first)!
Now excuse while I go stuff my face with some leftover pie.