She claims that buying someone a book is about as intimate as buying someone lingerie. I'm not entirely sure I agree with her statement. If it's true, it means I've been buying lingerie for my friends for a very long time.
You see, I'm one of those awful people who give books as gifts ALL THE TIME. In fact, it's probably bad of me, but I personally think books are some of the best gifts that can be given or received. I tend to know the taste of anyone I give to, and I rarely seem to have trouble buying them duplicates--though honestly, I don't protest duplicates in my own library, as I often regift them to others who will enjoy them, or I sell them. Rarely EVER do I sell them, if that says anything about me.
But I was wondering--what do you all think about books as gifts? Are you like me, and rarely have trouble, or do you agree more with Shanna?