December 13, 2010
Regifting At Your Own Risk
At first I was kinda sad that someone didn't like what I had bought for the party, but then I realized something. Not everyone has the same taste as me. And not everyone needs--or wants--the same things as I do. It is just a matter of taste and/or a matter of need.
It got me to thinking about books and how subjective reviews can be. I have read scathing reviews about books that I absolutely loved. And I have also read glowing reviews of books that I thought were duds. So often it is a matter of personal taste. What we like and what we don't like.
This gives me hope that someday when I get ready to put my stuff out there, there will be somebody who will like what I write--eventually. Some won't like it, of course, but at some point, someone might like my story and possibly give me a chance. Who knows? It's a nice thought though.
Do you regift? Does it bother you to think that someone has regifted something you have given them?