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So, it’s my birthday today. (Please, no applause.) 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?”

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


133 responses

  1. I am first!?!?!

    Insanity…I guess it is good to be on the west coast! πŸ™‚

    Come visit!

  2. Happy Birthday to u!! Hope that day brings in loads of gifts both material and emotional … and tat u have a wonderful year ahead!

    God BLESS!

    here is mine –
    PS – is it just me?? I can’t see the old template… maybe my browser is gone sick 😦

  3. Happy birthday, have a rocking day!!!

    I have a very short answer, so I’ll write it here instead of my blog. I have received only 2 books as gifts. the first one i got from a friend. It’s called ‘Malgudi days’.

    The second is the one I got from my boyfriend which is named ‘Rubbish boyfriends’. He has written on the first page ‘From a not so rubbish boyfriend’. Thats why the book will be always dear to me.

  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day today~

    Anyhoo, here is my reply for today. Thanks for another great prompt =]

  5. Happy Birthday, Deb!
    Here’s mine. πŸ™‚

  6. Happy Birthday to our faithful hostess!

  7. Happy Birthday – I hope you had some lovely books!

    Here’s my answer.

  8. Happy happy birthday! Let’s have a dance party to celebrate! Yay!

  9. I’m fairly early for the first time in weeks! Yay! Here is my post. I have too many books to get them as gifts.

    Happy birthday!

  10. Happy Birthday!! I hope you are going something fun!

    My post is up here.

  11. Happy Happy! I love Birthdays!!

  12. Happy Birthday!

    My answer is here

  13. Happy birthday!

    My post, such as it is, is up πŸ˜‰

  14. Didn’t post the first time so I hope this works.

    I wrote about a book I got when I turned 29. And I’m number 29.

  15. Happy Birthday to our faithful, bookish hostess! This week’s question is very fun.

    Mine is here. Happy BTT everyone. πŸ™‚

  16. I’m trying to leave a comment but it won’t let me!!

  17. I don’t think it likes my link. But there’s nothing wrong with my link!

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  20. Happy birthday!

    And here is my post, mostly dedicated to a gift from my dad:

  21. Sorry – all the initial attempts said that I loved the concept of this meme and Happy Birthday!

  22. Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for hosting us every week!!

    My post is here at Redlady’s Reading Room.

  23. Hey folks–somebody left SEVEN different comments, all of which were in the spam queue and when I tried to clear them, I accidentally deleted the several other comments that were GOOD ones that I wanted to keep.

    Sorry about that!

    So–if you’ve commented and yours isn’t up (as of right now, at least), please try again.

    And, again, please, please, please–when the spam filter catches your comment, don’t assume that it disappeared. Give me time to approve it! Multiple comments just make more work for me!

    (And, on my birthday, too…) (grin)

  24. This makes me wish I got more books as presents.

  25. Happy Birthday!!!

    Here’s my memorable book:

    (Have a great weekend, everybody!)

  26. Happy Birthday! Nice to meet a fellow Scorpio… πŸ™‚

    Speaking of fiery, independent natures — I went out on my own this week for the BTT:

    But I will happily do this BTT in the near future — such a happy topic… and I received a couple of great books as presents just last week!

  27. Happy birthday!

    I cheated with my response at

  28. Happy Birthday, my reply is posted here.

  29. Happy Birthday! Have a WONDERFUL day! πŸ™‚

    Here’s my answer.

  30. Happy Birthday!! Here’s my contribution!

  31. Here’s my response. Thanks for an interesting question and happy birthday!

  32. Happy birthday! Here are my answers.

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  34. Mine is up, Happy birthday πŸ™‚


    That’s the link to my post on the subject. Here’s the birthday wishes. Too bad I can’t paste a cake in the comments, or I would. ‘Cause, you know, birthdays just aren’t right without cake.

    Have a happy birthday! And the rest of you? Have a great day and some good books at hand.

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  37. I kind of already answered this question in an earlier post this week. My answer is in the beginning of this book club discussion of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

    Happy Birthday!

  38. Happy Birthday! Great prompt.

  39. Happy birthday! I hope you get lots of good books. Here’s a story about one that I got, a long time ago.

  40. First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! πŸ˜€

    And, here’s my post… I don’t get many books as gifts, unfortunately. πŸ˜•

  41. happy birthday!
    I wrote about the first that popped into my head: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire πŸ™‚

  42. Great question! Here is my answer.

  43. Happy Birthday Deb!

    Mine will go up soon… (I’m at work, shouldn’t really be on blogs. hehe)

  44. Happy Birthday!!

    Here’s my response:


  45. I hope you’ve had a wonderful birthday!

    I wrote mine this morning, but have only now been able to sit at the computer long enough to upload it:

  46. I’m so very but better late than never. Here’s mine. Happy BTT!

  47. Happy Birthday!! Hope it’s awesome!

    Here is my BTT.

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    BTT: Girl Detective Style

  50. Just posted for this week:

    Links for responses: Booking Through Thursday

  51. Happy belated Birthday!! Here’s my post:

  52. Better late than never?

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  54. I don’t know if it qualifies as a “gift”, but my mother “gave” me my great grandmothers books that she had handed down to her. Two are primary school books with stories like Pandora’s Box in them, and one is her VERY OLD copy of Gone With the Wind. Their bindings are totally falling apart. I rarely read them, because I am afraid they will disintegrate faster. But they mean the world to me and that copy of Gone With the Wind is what started my love and fascination with the classics.

    I found you through Smiling Sally. I LOVE these questions and I will be using them on my book club blog, but I don’t have this one posted yet. So I hope you don’t mind that I left you my answer here.

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