Has anyone ever given you a book as a gift? Which was the most thoughtful?Has anyone ever given you a book as a gift ? Which was the most thoughtful ? Dominique #questionnaire
My husband bought me the Harry Potter collection, the Lemony Snickets collection and a few Anne Rice ones
My husband does all the time ???
He really is the best
This guy I dated a long time ago remembered who my favorite author and book was and for my birthday somehow managed to get me a signed book to my name that said happy birthday ???❤❤❤
My friend got me the whole Percy Jackson series for my birthday with a note attached saying how it was her all time favorite and why and why she wanted me to read them?
For one Christmas a couple years ago, I asked my friends for a copy of their favorite book and a little exert on why it was their favorite. I got such a beautiful variety of books and it was so amazing to see this bit of my friends! One of my friend actually messaged me and sent me a list of books and asked which ones I had already read since I read so much and she didn’t want to get me something I had already read XD
That’s a great idea !!!
@Dominique It was awesome. I highly recommend asking for this! I’ll probably do it again this year lol
I will probably do that this year! Seems fun!!
Love this idea!
@Rachel Best thing ever!
Harry potter so yep!!!
Actually, my best gifts were when my boyfriend asked to “borrow” the books. And then ended up shipping them to the authors to sign and send back.
Hubby’s 2014 Valentine’s gift to me was The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness. Totally wonderful bouquet of descriptive writing and intriguing story.
Can’t go wrong with Patrick Ness
Any and all my books given as a gift all mean so much to me.
My high school teacher gave all her Spanish students “Cien Anos de Soledad” or “100 years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcias Marquez. She wrote a little letter on the front inside cover of mine and everyone else’s.To this day I still have that gift. I treasure it and will never sell that copy.
A signed Neil Gaiman
Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Lots of times!! Usually ones I’ve asked for, but for my 30th birthday I flew down to Orlando, Florida with my best friend to meet my parents and attend The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My mom surprised me with the HP set where the spines line up with an image of Hogwarts <3
It would mean everything to me if someone gave me a book as a gift that I wasn't expecting!
An author signed copy of The Graveyard Book graphic novel.
My grandad gave me Black Beauty for my 8th birthday and I still have it.
My 7 yr old daughter came home with a book to cheer me up because my back has been hurting.
Two Christmases ago my brother gave me a book for Christmas. He’s not a reader. He collects and reads Diary of a Wimpy Kid and that’s about it. He went to the book section of Wal-Mart to find a book for me. When he gave it to me he said that he had read the back and the main character reminded him of me. He also wrote me a note on the front page of the book that made me cry.
I have never received a present as thoughtful as that one before. ❤ I’ve been blessed with the best brother ever.
That’s usually all I ask for Xmas and my birthday ?. Well, for the most part. The most thoughtful was a book about France because I always wanted to go and my brother got me this awesome book to read in case I ever got to visit.
When I was a kid, I was OBSESSED with Curious George. I read the books over and over, carried a stuffed George everywhere. When I was in college, a bound edition came out, with all the books in it. I wanted it SO bad! But I couldn’t afford it. That Christmas, my brother bought it for me. We didn’t live together, so there was no way he could have known. He just remembered.
Harry Potter & The Help.
All three Harry Potter illustrated books for Christmas. Well, it was three at the time.
About 18 years ago I had a bad house fire and lost loads of stuff you name it we lost it but thankfully nobody was hurt! the book’s I was most upset about were The Lost Boys from the 80’s film and The Outsiders” I managed to get The Outsiders fairly soon afterwards but I could never find The Lost Boys, then last May my daughter said “Mum I’ve got you a cheery up present (I’d been quite ill) so opened and it was The Lost Boys book I was so gobsmacked that she’d found it and got really emotional. I’ve read it several times and it lives on a shelf with no other books but ornaments.
I’m lucky, someone always gives me books. last month was my birthday and my boyfriend got me all the asoiaf books in english and the art book for “Horizon Zero Dawn” (it’s a game)
Only One ☝️ She knew I like ToG but I was so busy and couldn’t go to the bookstore that week to buy HoF, so she bought it for me as a gift! It was sooo thoughtful❤️?
I gave my son the Harry Potter boxed set for Christmas. As a teen I would get Nancy Drew Mysteries from my grandmother, always one of my favorite gifts to receive.
These are all amazing !! My dad gifted me Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell for Christmas years ago. He wrote a special note on the inside for me. Its special to me ❤❤❤
Oliver Twist, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ben Hur, All Quiet on the Western Front….to name a few?
I only received one book as a gift, Arthur C Clarke’s 2010. My mom gave it to me for my birthday because she knew I loved Scifi.
Not a novel, but I gave my daughter a journal about self discovery last Christmas. She’d just had her 3rd daughter and all under 4. I don’t want her to lose the essence that makes her beautiful in the chaos of raising a family as I did.
I sometimes received books from friends but my favorite is the classic Outlaws of the Marsh
Yes , my husband got me a signed , leather, gold edge , Outlander book for my birthday. I love it so much !!!!
My partner does it all the time. He goes to the bookstore, sees something he thinks I would like and brings it home. 9 times out of 10 he’s right.
Tales of a female nomad by Rita Golden Gelman. Changed my life.
My husband has, but I told him which ones to choose.
First edition hardcover of Deathly Hallows–from my husband. I still have the note that was included. ❤️
Signed copies of cozies–from Ellery Adams and Ellie Alexander! ?
My boyfriend, I told him I wanted to read the Outlander Series. Months later for Christmas he got me the whole series ? ?
My husband has a few times but my favourite was when he gave me a book that he loved when he was in school.
My mom always gets me books for Xmas- but I give her a list and she knows to look at good reads
When my son was a young boy, he gave me a biography of Elenor Roosevelt because he knew I was inspired by her. He wrote an inscription in the front & the book is one of my most prized possessions.
I don’t recall receiving any books, but my very favorite Christmas was the year I got Barnes & Noble gift cards from everybody.
When I was little, a friend bought me three Bobbsey twins books. No one in my family were readers, so it opened a new world for me-have loved reading ever since.
When we first started dating I was telling my boyfriend how I lent out my favorite book to someone and they destroyed it, duct taped the cover even. For our first Christmas he got me a nice, new edition from when the book first was published ?
When I was a teen, my best friend at the time gave me what would become my favourite book ever – The Barbed Coil by JV Jones. Quite a gift! Books are tricky gifts, you need to know the personality and tastes of the person pretty well.
People keep giving me books I am not interested in reading and can’t get through no matter how hard I try. It can get difficult to know how to respond. Not to the gift. I can graciously accept any gift. But to their questions about how I liked the book.
You just haven’t had a chance to get around to it. Which is the truth. 🙂
My hubby buys me books all the time for Christmas and my parents
My mom and dad used to gift me books all the time.
Yes, just about all the people who know me.
I’ve received many books from many people over the years, but there’s one specific one that sticks out in my head from Christmas 2013. I was a single mom with multiple jobs, including fast food. We decided to do a secret Santa with everybody, and the person who picked my name was this sweet 18 year old kid who somehow remembered a random conversation we’d had months earlier and gifted me Dan Brown’s Inferno, which was new at the time. It meant so much to me because we barely knew each other and yet he managed to recall me specifically saying I was excited for that book. Restored my faith in humanity a little bit and meant the world to me because buying books was a luxury I couldn’t afford at that time in my life.
And Inferno is a nice reading! I liked it a lot!!
I received Soul Flame by Barbara Wood from my aunt for Christmas one year, which to this day is one of my favorite book gifts.
I get books often, my partner gets me the most thoughtful because he seems to think about the ones he’s considering and has found me books that I’ve fallen in love with.
I honestly would put so many books on my Christmas lists growing up, but never received any unless I bought them myself. Until last year, my best friend bought me a Fantastic Beasts book. I was so freakin excited. He knows me so well. ?
My dad will give me books when I visit. We talk alot about history so mostly they are biographies or history related non-fiction.
Everyone I know! But the best was a book of poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley from my sweetie.
That’s what I usually always receive books, or gift cards for books. I read a book, sometimes two a day so I can never get enough. It something I really enjoy so it the nicest gift.
My father gifted me a 19th Century leather-bound, illustrated Complete Works of Shakespeare when I was 18. I have passed it on to my son. It will be a family heirloom.
My best friend gifted me The Secret. That too, when I needed it the most.
My mother, for my 7th birthday, gave me a stack of books equal to my height — they ranged from Dr Seuss to Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales to books that were a few years beyond me at the time, and she wrapped the stack in cut up paper bags to resemble a tower. She drew fancy doors and windows with carvings on the tower, and used two more books wrapped in cut up paper sack as the roof of the tower, and drew shingles on them, and at the top a small can, about tomato paste size, for a turret. It was the last birthday before she passed from leukemia. Nothing has ever surpassed that, don’t think it could. A few months later at Christmas, she gave me the 16-volume Golden Book Encyclopedia set, but the tower still remained the best.
My mom gave me the entire series of Harry Potter in a beautiful box set for my 25th birthday. I have probably read the whole series at least 4 or 5 times.
My daughter has given me a couple Rebeca Solnit books. Non-fiction. An author I love
My most memorable was a book given to me when I was about seven, The Little Green Frog. It started my love of reading. I am almost 65 and still have it