I’m a workaholic. That causes me to not spend as much time as I want to with my friends. And I feel shitty about that from time to time. Life’s busy, staying close can be hard.

A few months ago, in a slightly guilty mood, I decided to buy a little gift for a friend or two. It had to be something personal, something that I know about. So what do I know about? Well, mostly these two things: whisky and books. The latter being the more generally appreciated of the two, I decided to find books for some friends that would fit with their personality, where they are at in live, and how I felt…