In December ’15 I had posted an article about book-gifting during Christmas. Usually, I don’t participate in such things. But since it was Christmas and I had to give away a book as a gift, I participated happily. Of course, I also expected that I’d get at least one book in return, but given the circumstances, I wasn’t too hopeful about that.
Christmas is gone, so is the New Year Eve. I have not received any book so far, and I don’t believe I will. But that is not the point of this post.
Today, my roommate shared with me this Times of India article on the book-gifting scheme being fraud. I’m not sure if I’d call it a fraud, because even when I signed up for it I knew that I wasn’t signing up for something absolute and I might not get any book at all. Yet, I participated because this was the first Christmas since I started working, and I really did want to give away a book.
What intimidates me is that the TOI article is calling this scheme illegal – I hardly had a clue that it was so. What do you think?