Sunday, December 25, 2011

A personal Christmas-giving story worthy of O. Henry

Among the millions of gift choices in the world, Husband and I chose to give each other books this Christmas. Among the millions of books ever published, we chose to give each other a recent publication. From all of myriad of genres we chose the same to give to each other. From all of the contemporary authors out there, we chose the same author to gift to each other. 

Yes, Husband and I gave, after 25 years of marriage, unbeknownst to the other, the exact same gift to each other!!

The only difference was the format: he gave me the audio book download on Audible, I gave him the hardcover. Isn't it wonderful to be married to the one person in the world with whom you would most like to read and discuss a book aloud? 

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James is a mixture of classic and murder mystery with a wonderful reference (from my favorite Willa Cather) in the title to boot! I inscribed the first page: "To my husband, what looks like finally a worthy sequel to the book you read aloud to me during our first married summer 25 years ago". 

Merry Christmas! It is warm (40F) and sunny and dry here, believe it or not! 


Jannell said...

Awwwwww. Don't you just love that kind of thing? So sweet, (and fun.)

Candise and Crew said...

I love all the literary allusions.
Candise & Crew

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I thought both of you would!

T. B. said...

Nao acredito!!!!!
Adorei essa!!

gmh said...

Make that "O. Henry" ;)

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Now that is a husband comment.