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I love my books, and would do all manner of things to save them. If my apartment was on fire—and assuming Best Friend and my important paperwork were out—here’s ten books I’d grab.
1. My Sacred Harp song book – I have a 1907 song book that my grandmother gave me when I started getting into singing Sacred Harp. It’s in pretty bad shape, but it’s the first book I’d save.
2. My current journal – I have a thick blank book I’m using as a journal. It covers some of the best, hardest, and most important parts of my life.
3. Spook (Mary Roach) [Signed] – I love Mary Roach, and my signed copy of her second book is a great keepsake.
4. Eragon (Christopher Paolini) [Signed] – Not one of my favorite stories ever, but a signed copy is valuable.
5. Twilight (Stephanie Meyer) [Signed] – I got a signed copy from the Chicago Book Fair the year after the novel came out. It was a steal at $20.
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling) [Signed] – A British edition as well.
8. My favorite copy of Pride and Prejudice – A shabby little green paperback that leaves ink on your fingers as you read. Picked up from a shop in Prague, Czech Republic.
9. My Czech copy of Pride and Prejudice – Yes, I have a copy of Austen’s novel in Czech. No, I can’t read it.
10. The Wee Free Men: The Beginning (Terry Pratchett) – My favorite of the Discworld so far. I love Tiffany, she’s got chutzpah.
What books would you save if your house were on fire?