Thursday, 6 November 2008

Booking Through Thursday

This week's BTT:

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?”

Gosh. There are a few instances that spring to my mind.

When I was somewhere in my teens, I got the centenary edition of Lord of the Rings for Christmas from my parents. It's a huge combined volume with illustrations that I just neeeeeeded and had drooled over in bookshops for months. I was pretty sure that there was no chance my parents were going to buy me a book that I already owned so it was a lovely surprise and, I think, also the first book I owned that was an object of beauty too.

Last Christmas Mr B managed to buy me two amazing books. One was a signed edition of Dirk Gently by Douglas Adams. We'd actually seen this in a holiday cottage we stayed in Northumbria during November and he knew I was 1) shocked it was in a holiday cottage bookshelf and 2) that I neeeeeeeeded this one too so he contacted the owners and bought it from them. What a hero. He also bought me a copy of the Subterranean edition of Coraline which is gorgeous and I just love it! A man who definitely knows his target audience when present buying!


SmilingSally said...

It sounds as if he knows your heart, and how wonderful is that? Happy Booking Through Thursday. I'm hosting a book giveaway. Check out my sidebar.

Chrisbookarama said...

Mr B sounds like a sweetheart. What a thoughtful present!

Yvonne said...

What a great gift!

Cathy said...

Bravo, Mr B!

Anonymous said...

That is nice :)