Post Reply It was the wrong book.
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One Christmas I had asked for a book on Geology. My parents got me a book on Gemology. I didn't complain because it was still interesting in some way. I still have the book.

My question is have you ever asked for a book with a specific tittle or subject and received something different? If you do not like to read much, please insert graphic novel, manga, comic in the place of book.
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Cant say i've ever had a present as the wrong book but I have bought books out of order in the series on accident, it wasn't labeled numerically so I ended up skipping 2-3 books a couple of times and was at a loss to what was going on in the story, which made me realize I had the wrong books at the time.
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I'm the same as Haruna-kai.
I forgot what series though xD. I don't like to view a story out of order so the book just sat there until I purchased the correct one.
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Never had a problem with a gift.

Did once end up reading a biography of D.H. Lawrence when I haphazardly grabbed it from the library shelf, when I'd intended to pull one on T.E. Lawrence. (Or maybe it was the other way around.)

Nah, now I remember. I had that right. I was doing a report on T.E. Lawrence in high school, and added the DH Lawrence to my pile by accident. Though I was a big literary reader, and would later go on to major in English in college, I'd not yet heard of DH Lawrence nor read anything by him. Once I read the bio though, I went out and read all his works that I could find. Sons and Lovers remains one of my favorite books.
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I'd probably punch them if someone gave me a book as a present.
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Eviltwinkee wrote:

I'd probably punch them if someone gave me a book as a present.


time to find out where you live and send you a book for your birthday!
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Eviltwinkee wrote:

I'd probably punch them if someone gave me a book as a present.


(secret thumbs up )

Although my friend did give me a book as a present in elementary school. I never read it and he was so angry... now I know why.
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Books? nope . . . My brother got me an Elvis movie for my birthday once . . . I cannot stand Elvis....
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I asked my aunt to buy me books (not one book, books!) as she went back home. I specifically told her to get me volume 10, 11, and up. She came back with a 9, smeared front to back with coffee stains. =T
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My family knows I enjoy sci-fi, so back in 1982? 83? I got a copy of "Easy Travel to Other Planets" by Ted Mooney.

Kick ass.

Oh lord. Since I doubt anyone here has ever heard of this book, I shall give you are quick run-down of the novel.


In Mooney's brilliant first novel, an isolated research tank in the Caribbean becomes the setting for a hauntingly erotic story of a young woman and the dolphin with whom she shares a supra-human love. It is a classic about communicating and lovemaking in a world moving much too fast, in a time not so very far away. "Substantial and moving".--Time.


Thanks Nana. I believe I still have the first ed hardcopy somewhere as a reminder of how funny the world is.
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