I’ll admit back in December when Rose, Julie and I were dreaming up topics, I came up with this one. I love celebrating my birthday. And what better way to celebrate than to share the best bookish gifts you’ve either given or received.
Since it’s my birthday today, I’m sharing some of best book-themed gifts I received in recent years. Basically I want to force more of my photography on you and brag about how awesome my friends are.
My friend since preschool, Ang, finds me the BEST gifts. And since I see her so infrequently I often get my birthday gifts at odd times. Lately I’ve been receiving them in June as she is also close friends with my sister and attends birthday parties for my nieces and nephew.
When I open my gift this year, I squealed with delight. This is absolutely perfect and now has a proud place next to my secondary monitor. I see it just out of the corner of my eye when I work on my blog. It reminds me that when I’m done doing blog prep, I can read.
My wonderful friend, Karla, found this print for me. It combines my love for Tinkerbell and reading. Those silhouettes of Peter and Tinkerbell are overlaid on text from the novel, Peter Pan. I remember showing her prints like this on Etsy and was overjoyed when she presented me with one!
I did have a chance to read Peter Pan recently. I think I’ll stick with the movie versions. I seem to connect with them better.
*chants Run Home, Jack! Run Home, Jack!*
And finally there is this little beauty which I have shared before (although this is an infinitely better picture). Sometimes people surprise me. And this was definitely a surprise.
A couple of years ago at Christmas, my boss gave me this necklace.
It’s a tiny leather bound book. It’s precious. It’s amazing. I love wearing it and I’m not a girl who loves jewelry. But this piece is a true reflection of one of my passions and I’m so grateful my boss recognized something personal about me that was not work related.
So how about you, what’s the best bookish gift you have received? What about the best bookish gift you’ve received? Haven’t gotten anything great? What’s on your bookish gift wishlist?