This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“If your house was burning down and you could save just one book from your collection … what would it be?
(And, for the purposes of this discussion, we’ll allow series to count as “one” long, multi-volume book.)”
You know I have actually pondered about this quite often. In fact, some of my close family members (being alarmed by my bibliophilia!) have also asked the same question. Although it would break my heart to leave behind any of my beloved possessions I think I would probably grab my edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen because of its sentimental value. It was a wedding gift for my parents from one of my mom’s cousins. The book has been around for the past 30 years now and is one of my favourites.
Mark Helprin’s “Winter’s Tale”
Good choice. 🙂
A special copy of a good book would be a good choice. You’ll find my answer here
Yes Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourites and this particular copy is special.
A wedding gift has a lot of sentiment.
Yup especially since it was my parent’s wedding, without which I wouldn’t be here today. 🙂
A great choice.
If I had first editions or something handed down through generations of family – then I’d try to save those too.
Oh yes family heirlooms are priceless! In case of a fire they ought to be saved.
Choosing a sentimental object makes perfect sense. Here’s MY BTT POST
Yeah sentimental value is the only thing that may help choose between all of my beloved books.