This year for Christmas, I wanted to give books for my seven nieces and nephews. Their ages range from 4 to 13. I have no idea what kids those ages are reading, so I called my bookseller before I went and asked her to select two or three titles for each age (I sort of knew what the kids were interested in).
Let me tell you, she knew her books, she knew what kids were reading and she had a stack ready for me when I got there. My own personal shopper. It was perfect. The kids probably would rather have video games and toys, but I wanted to give them something that would last, like books did for me a century ago.
I came home so happy.