Years ago, back in Grade 8, I bought with my very own money a lovely boxed set of my favourite book, The Lord of the Rings. I read it until it was falling apart, and it went away to college with me, and I've had it for years--until just a few years ago, when most of the dogs, in an effort to circumnavigate an obstacle, climbed the bookcase, destroying completely about a third of the books therein.
We don't have those dogs anymore.
But they got my LoTR (and most of the Pratchetts, grr)! D: But this Christmas I got a lovely cloth-covered, hard-bound, special 50th anniversary, re-set collector's edition. So, yay! Books for Christmas! :D Plus, I got my LoTR back. :DDDDD