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?
My most common, spontaneous book purchases, that are not for myself (!), are baby books. A couple of friends have new babies so I'll sometimes pick up books for them when I'm book shopping. Those board books and learning to read books are so cute!
Unfortunately, most of the people in my life aren't big readers and the ones that do read, I usually don't know for sure what they've read or not. So I'll usually only buy them books if there is something specific they are wanting.
As for Buy a Friend a Book Week, I had a draw on my blog during the last one in July and I'm planning to do it again next week. The book I intend to give away this time is Strangers by Taichi Yamada. Why? Because it's a ghost story and it's Fall and the perfect time to read spooky stories. If it sounds interesting, make sure to come back on Monday when I'll put up a post where you can enter your name in the draw.