Thursday, November 06, 2008


Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:35 am

Booking Through Thursday

So, it’s Deb birthday today. (Please, no applause - Deb said) But it’s inspiring today’s question –

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 always treasure many books I got as presents, no matter the occasion it is. Over the years, my friends who know me very well would buy me books as gift. Books that they know I loved. But most of the books are sent to me because friends would ask and I will request them the book titles. I treasure their gifts and thanks them.

It's the unexpected books that came to me that hold MORE special meaning for me. For example: I do recall my friend Darla, who brought me Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh for my birthday. That came to be a surprise to me, since I wasn't expecting it. It show me how much I value her friendship for doing something like this. One of my sister had came down to visit us for a month one year and took me to see Suzanne Brockmann's book signing in New Orleans, as a early birthday present for me. I got some personalized signed book #6 and book #7. And even Over the Edge, Bodyguard and Heart Throb. It was unexpected for my sister to come visit and take me to Suz book signing.

But I think the best unexpected and memorable book that was given to me was when my sister order me a personalized book online and had it delivery to my house. Because it was special order to have it deliver to me on Christmas day, I was waken my mom standing by my bed with a medium size box in her hand. When I saw the box, I grab for it and...oops, dropped the box on my lap. It was heavy. I was confuse at first and then got all curious of who the mysterious sender was, since her name wasn't on the return address. I open it and there in front of my eyes was A Breath of Snow and Ashes written by Diana Gabaldon!!!!! The author is one of my favorite author. Even though I was still groggy from my sleep, my excitement got the best of me. After a awhile, when I calm down for minute - I started to cry in tears...thinking of my wonderful sister who live far far distance from us :) It was the best unexpected Christmas I ever had! And the book remain the most memorable and special to me.

What about you? Was there any, memorable or special book have you ever gotten as a present?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


Alice Teh said...

That was a super cool thing that your sister did, Julia! And she maintained an element of surprise too. Great girl that one. Hehehee...

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Julia said...

It sure was sweet of my sister. She is the bestest! I hope you've a good weekend too!

Melody said...

That's really a special gift from your sister, Julia! I know you'll always treasure it and the other books too! :)