Osias wrote:(I read them out of [the] order).
The last thing you read to decide if you could give as a gift.
I've never read a book cover to cover just to decide whether I should give it away as a gift or not, if that's what you mean. The only books I've ever read at all with the intention of giving them away are A History of the Arab Peoples
by Albert Hourani and Indian Astrology
by Komilla Sutton, both at the same time and for the same person. IIRC, I wanted to give my 8th
grade US history teacher the first one for his birthday (he was a really good teacher!), and my dad thought we should give him the second one instead. In the end, I was so indecisive that I ended up giving him nothing, keeping both, and never reading either book.The last thing you read with the intention of learning something from it.