Thursday, November 6, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Today's Booking Through Thursday prompt:

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?”

I don't remember too many books received as gifts lately. I think that most people just assume I'll buy them for myself (which is true). There was a relative of a relative who used to give me very lovely classics. They were children's classics that had gorgeous covers and illustrations. I remember getting Grimm's Fairy Tales, Black Beauty, Heidi, and a couple of others that escape my memory at the moment. I loved having them on my shelf because they were so pretty. I'm not sure where they are but I know they are around. They could still be at my parent's house.

Another that comes to mind is a book called The Genuine, Ingenious, Thrift Shop Genie, Clarissa Mae Bean and Me by Beverly Keller. I haven't read it in years but it was given to me by my Girl Scout leader for Christmas a long time ago. I always felt that book was special for some reason and even though there are some negative feelings along with the giver, I still have warm fuzzies about the book. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. I definitely need to find it too.

Books are wonderful gifts, and should be given more often.


jlshall said...

Me, too - I think all my friends and family just figure if I want a book, I'll get it on my own. And yes, books really are the best gifts. Well, maybe books and diamonds, but you don't have to worry about all that insurance with books.

Smilingsal said...

I'm like that. I have so many books and I'm picky, that it's hard to buy for me. Happy Booking Through Thursday. I'm giving away a couple of books. See my sidebar if you're interested.