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?”
Only one book stands out as a memorable book that I got as a present. I've gotten books as gifts before, for x-mas, or just randoms books for just because. But there is on in particular, that really stands out, and that is really special to me. And that's the Timer Traveller's Wife.
I got the book at the end of my four years of university and was packing up to move from my place in Windsor back to London. My boyfriend at the time was helping my dad and I bring stuff out to the truck. We said our tearful goodbyes (although we didn't break up to later that summer). Later that day I was unpacking my tote-bins (those giant plastic bins) full of clothes an in the middle of one of them was, the Time Traveller's Wife. My boyfriend had hidden the book in one of the tote-bins as he was carrying them out to the truck. Very sly indeed. Inside, he wrote an inscription about cherishing time together and the imprint it leaves behind. (Aww I know).
So the Time Traveller's Wife book, has become VERY special to me. Although we're no longer together, we're still good friends, the book is still very important. And is the only book I'll never loan out to friends.