But truthfully, I had an important reason to go book shopping yesterday other than for myself. Earlier this week, a friend of mine who I don't get to see everyday had a birthday. I will be meeting her in a few hours for another very special occasion, which I'll probably elaborate on in another post. Anyways, when I usually struggle to decide what to buy my friends for their birthdays, uniquely with her, I have no trouble figuring out what to get as the perfect gift - a book. The only problem I had with buying a book for her was finding a meaningful one that I've read that she hasn't. To give you a picture of how difficult this was, consider the fact that in high school, we once took a course that gave us a list of 50 or so books, from which we were to select 2-3 to read and report on. What are the odds that, out of that list, we were chose 2 same books [Wild Swans and Like Water for Chocolate]? We didn't even really know each other then.
After 4 hours though, I did find one, which I'm 99% sure she hasn't read. I got her this:
|One of my faves.|
|My copy on the right.|
Happy Birthday, Mind. =]