I had a friend visit me this past weekend, and she made the mistake of innocently glancing over my bookcase while I was looking up something on IMDB. Of course, being a good little book blogger, I pounced and starting yanking books out right and left, giving synopses and brief reviews and recommending whether to buy or borrow. Her eyes were saucer-huge by the time I took a breath and realized there was no way she was going to remember any of it. I felt a little silly because I sounded just like my reviews--sort of professional-thorough and crazy-random at the same time--in other words, totally different from how I actually speak. (Do my reviews sound that way to you?)
So anyway, I was wondering, how do you deal with recommending books to people? Do you wait until someone asks? If your friends and family know you're a book blogger, do people ask for recommendations? What all information do you give them when you recommend something?