Sisters in Crime, an organization of mystery writers and readers who "promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve writers in the industry". As I caught up with the blog, I came across an entry that talked about receiving unexpected books in the mail and what a delightful surprise that can be. It resonated with me because I am reading a mystery right now that seemed perfect for one of my friends. I had already decided to mail it to her when I am finished with it. Storing books on my bookshelves is not as attractive as passing them on to their next reader. That's not to say that there aren't those titles that I feel the need to keep close and reread as necessary.
Kathie Felix suggests you purchase your book from an Independent bookstore and surprise a friend with a book you found wonderful. You can read her blog entry HERE.