Last night I had dinner with three wonderful friends. Tired as I was from a busy day… there is nothing like getting together with good friends to catch up, share and laugh. Seriously I could also feel the days stresses just melt away.
We exchanged Christmas presents and among the wonderful gifts I received a beautiful LARGE unabridged book on the Chronicles of Narnia. Now, some people may groan and say “Wow Sheila, you need another book like Minnesota needs more snow!”
And to that I say “pshaw to you.” 😀
Book gifts are my favorite treasures – to me gift books are my friends sending me on an adventure. Within the pages of books I travel to all corners of the world… and occasionally beyond. I may walk alongside pirates, or angels, bounty hunters, or princesses…. I can travel by land, by sea…. I may even be able to fly. I could be eating cheese cake in New York, or steamed clams in New Orleans. And finally… when that final page is turned, I have the memories of new locations, and possibly new friends.
When I give a book as a gift I am saying, “join me in this adventure”, and I can not think of a better gift to give.
The books I receive as gifts hold special places on my book shelves. I carefully place the name of who I received it from on the inside cover and date it so I never forget. If it came with a card, the card is tucked carefully inside.