Books, Gardens, Dogs

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit - Jen Adams MY THOUGHTSABSOLUTELY LOVED ITBOOK PORN. Plain and simple, this is as good as it gets for us book lovers. If you enjoy reading Post Secret and really want to know why someone gifted a certain book or why that person enjoyed it or hated it, this is your peek into that their thinking. I love reading stuff like this. There is a wide range of emotions, everything from "why did I get this" to "this means so much". Much like The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, this is one you can pick up and read whenever you like. Probably my favorite from the whole collection is one where lovers gifted each other books and they both wrote essentially that the romance was over with this exchange. This is one of those vicarious experiences that let you peek into the minds of like minded people. I know I had a lot of these books on my shelves or had read them in the past and it was really interesting to find what these same books had meant to them. I will revisit many times since it lends itself to rereading. I think that this would make the perfect gift for that book lover that has read everything.

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