Top Ten Tuesday – Disaster Saving Books

21 Feb

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join.  If you can’t come up with ten, don’t worry about it—post as many as you can!

This week’s topic “Books I Would Save During a Disaster” brings up an interesting idea.  I am going to make the assumption that we have to list physical books.  Just grabbing an e-reader is too easy.  Just as a point of reference, all of these books are on my permanent bookshelf right by my reading chair.  Therefore they would be easy to grab, one stop shop.  Without further ado, the books from my collection that I absolutely cannot live without:

1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin — My all time favorite book.  I have a little mass market paperback with a beautiful blue picture of a woman in front of the ocean.  I would definitely have to grab this one.

2. Entire Jane Austen library — They are all right next to each other, so I’m going to count them as one.

3. Complete Edgar Allen Poe —  I have a hardback edition with most of his poems and stories. 

4. The Monster at the End of This Book — Yes it’s a Sesame Street Golden Book, but it was one of my favorite books as child.  I lost my original, but once the boys were born, I scoured bookstores until I found a new one.  This edition is the original style Golden Book; not the new plastic covered ones. 

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — One of other favorite books.  I love my copy with a forward, an explanation of terms and references, and an essay about the book and Fitzgerald.

6. Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams — An all-in-one giant copy of the trilogy of five books.  My favorite comedy!

7. Compelte Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis — Another giant copy.  A little too big to stuff in a purse, but I would definitely save it from disaster.

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Books



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