February 2, 2009

I Can't Live If Living Is Without You

Cheryl over at Cheryl's Book Nook (see my links section to visit her wonderful site) proposed an interesting question that I simply had to address in a post because it made me take a step back and think. Even as I have formed my answers, I still question it. Anyways, here is the question:

If your book collection were on fire and you could only save three books from burning, which three would you save and why?

Talk about a Sophie's Choice moment! How in the world do you pick? You have to assume that you will never be able to replace these books, that is the only way that it works. My choices make me feel incredibly juvenile. But if I am being perfectly honest, these are the three books right now that I would absolutely cry over losing:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - I could never part with this book. It's adventure, a little romance, and is just an emotional roller coaster. I told you that it makes me feel like I am incredibly juvenile, but I really do enjoy reading about Harry's adventures, and this book is the one that I would definitely hold on to assuming that I would never be able to replace my books if they were lost for some reason.

2. Pride & Prejudice - It's historical fiction and romance, what more could a girl ask for? I love the story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's romance, not to mention Jane Austen's writing. I've read this story quite a few times and have seen movie versions more often than I can count. I don't think that I could ever part with my copy of this book. It would be a tragedy to lose such a wonderful novel.

3. Twilight - Again, it is a juvenile choice, but this book won my heart the first time I read it. It's no wonder either, since Stephenie Meyer wrote it with influences from Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Edward Cullen is the greatest literary "heartthrob" since Fitzwilliam Darcy, in my humble opinion. Yes, I definitely would have to save this book also.

I invite all of you out there to address this question! Which three books would you save from your collection if there was no hope of ever replacing them?


Tamara P. said...

I would definitely save P&P and Twilight also. They were wonderful stories. I'm not a huge Harry Potter person, but to each their own. My third would definitely be one of my Stephen King books.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Wow...great question, but what a toughy. That's like picking our which of your kids is your favorite (not that I do that of course). I'll have to think about my choices and post about 'em. I think I may have to have a HP book on there though and #7 would probably be one of my choices!

Cheryl said...

Nice choices.

I would have to choose

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

Poison Study by Maria V. Synder

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Matthew said...

Not sure which 3 I'd save, I'll have to think about that. All I know is the thought of my books burning...well it's just as bad as the day someone said, "Why do you keep them? I just throw them out after I read them." I think I need oxygen.