In honor of MizzB's birthday today, the question is about presents!
What, if any, memorable or special book have you ever gotten as a present? Birthday or otherwise. What made it so notable? The person who gave it? The book itself? The “gift aura?”
First of all, Happy Birthday MizzB! This is a great question! Although I have received books as gifts, usually it's because I've requested it. Unfortunately, even though I love books, my family members are not big readers so unless I specifically ask for a certain book, I generally don't get many as gifts.
That being said, my most meaningful book gift was for my birthday in 1997 when my cousin, Denene, gave me a beautiful, personalized Bible. We often attended church functions together so it was special coming from her. Aside from that, when I was in the fourth grade, my aunt and uncle gave me the entire Little House on the Prarie set by Laura Engalls Wilder. They were beautiful hardcovers in a nice case. I treasured those books and read everyone of them.
Actually, I just remembered another unexpected book gift I got just this past March for my birthday! My aunt who lives in Ohio and is an avid reader, sent me a copy of THE KITE RUNNER. She knew I had just read it, but had borrowed it from the library. She knew how much I loved it and she wanted me to have my own copy. That was my special birthday gift from her.
I think books are a wonderful gift to give and receive! How about you? What special book gift have you received or given?