So, I don't hit my quarter-century until this summer. However, some industrious friends have already purchased my gifts (take notes, people)!
M & S returned from an antiquing trip with copies of The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Gerard for me.
I'm jazzed because:
a) I've been meaning to branch out into more non-Holmes ACD works, because he's a good writer all around (I loved his Tales of Unease).
b) One can never own too many copies of Hound of the Baskervilles.
c) Both books are old enough to list the author as a mere "Arthur Conan Doyle" because the printing predates ACD's knighthood.
d) Old books smell wonderful.
e) The books are in rough condition, so said friends are going to have the binding redone for me.