Fri
Apr 11 2014 8:17am

What Five Books Would You Save?

The Facebook page Books Rock My World recently asked one of the toughest questions that could be asked of a book fan:

Your house is on fire, and you can only take five books with you. Which ones would you save?

Share your five in the comments section!

Thanks to Molly O'Keefe for sharing the link.

Book on fire courtesy of James Lee's flickr stream.

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7 comments
Wendy Lewis
1. wsl0612
Honeslty I don't know that I'd try to save any books, I'd be too worried about other things. But if I could think clearly at the time I'd just save my computer and/or passport, since almost all of my books are e-books now.
Scarlettleigh
2. Scarlettleigh
My kindle -- which I know is cheating. I did have a house fire (I wasn't home) and lost 90% of my books then. Since then I haven't really invested in paper books.

I know that relying on chargeable items like computer, Kindle, and smartphone is only as good as the next charge. I have been without electricity for three days (which I know is not much - but I was dying - no microwave, no coffee maker, no computer). I hope it never happens again to me.
Kwana Minatee-Jackson
3. kwanawrites
Fire is way too scary to play with so I'd not save any lit it can all be replaced. I would, if I could, try my best to grab 5 photo albums. Those memories are what matter.
Lynne Connolly
4. Lynne Connolly
My books are in the cloud, at places like Kindle. A few years ago, I'd have answered differently. I'd also grab my Nexus 7.
But there are a few books. As an author, I have the very first book out of the box, when I get my author copies. That goes on a special shelf. I also have some signed copies that mean a lot to me. I have some rarities, too.
So, the three volumes of "Lord of the Rings" that I bought with the money from my very first Saturday job, and are now, incidentally, worth a fair bit, because they are the first edition published in the USA.
My copy of YSL's 25 years. It's a beautiful book. Signed, too.
Wintersol by Thacker and Earnshaw.
Kareni
5. Kareni
I'm with kwanawrites; I'd try to grab some photo albums if there was time.
Carmen Pinzon
6. bungluna
The only book that's irreplaceable to me is a Bible my grandmother gave me. Everything else can be replaces.
Scarlettleigh
7. debscholl
Since mine are mostly e-books these days, I would grab my iPad and then some of my cookbooks that are out of print.
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