Suggested by Marsha:
Buy a Friend a Book Week is October 1-7 (as well as the first weeks of January, April, and July). During this week, you’re encouraged to buy a friend a book for no good reason. Not for their birthday, not because it’s a holiday, not to cheer them up–just because it’s a book.
What book would you choose to give to a friend and why?
On the one hand, it depends on the friend. I would choose a book that I liked, which I thought they would also like. Some might like a classic, like Pride and Prejudice or Grapes of Wrath. Others might like something light, like one of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels.
On the other hand, sometimes you enjoy a book so much that you feel like you simply must foist it on someone immediately. I did just that with Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. I loved it (read my review here), and I knew instantly that my friend Claudia would enjoy it as much as I had. I wasn't willing to wait for Buy a Friend a Book Week !!