One of my Christmas gifts this year was a gift card to Barnes & Noble. As a dedicated user of the New York Public Library (sometimes I think I should pay more tax given the number of books I take out), I’m giddy and a little overwhelmed at the prospect of having an entire gift card to spend on anything I want. Do I get a cookbook? Do I get a book I’ve been waiting for? Do I buy an old favorite? Or do I just hoard it and wait for the right moment? Oh, my precious…it could take years to actually cash you in.