Today's question: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you have to include if you only had space for ten?
My answer: Well, technically I could still have hundreds thanks to my NookColor, but I'll assume in this fallout or apocalypse there would be no power to charge it, yet still light to read by... somehow... lol. Anyway, it is an interesting question and I'll have to think of my top ten books that are re-readable and able to stand the test of time, since it might be forever, lol.
- The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams - This is technically five books and a short story, but it does come as a complete set in one, big book, so it counts.
- The Complete Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis - The same thing applies here, but it is one leather-bound book, so I'm not taking too much of the bomb shelter space haha.
- The Lord of the Rings (one-volume edition), by J.R.R. Tolkien - Notice a trend here? Haha, I am getting the most bang for my buck!
- Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne - I love the whimsy and unique perspectives in these children's stories.
- Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein - Written by a master of poetry, these poems often have hidden meanings and are filled with humor as well as deep symbolism.
- Zombies vs. Unicorns, by various authors - This anthology would be especially appropriate during an apocalypse, but the humor and varied writing styles would be great for group reading time and perhaps a story before bed each night.
- The Giver, by Lois Lowry - One of my all-time favorites and it contains a lot of lessons about the world which would be good to read about in the bomb shelter as we wondered what life would hold.
- The Hunger Games, by Suzaane Collins - I don't have room for all the 7 Harry Potter books, so I can at least have one more series that I love.
- Catching Fire, by Suzaane Collins - The second book in the trilogy would be coming with me...
- Mockingjay, bu Suzaane Collins - Of course, I'd have to remind myself of how it ended!
Today's question: Summer is coming quickly. What 2011 summer release are you most looking forward to?
My answer: This one is hard, because I am excited for a lot of books, but some aren't technically arriving in the summer, so I think my favorite pick is Darke (Septimus Heap #6), by Angie Sage. I've already posted about it before, but I'm still looking forward to it so I hope it's worth the wait!
Free Friday again and the book today is called Soft Apocalypse (it goes well with the theme from today's Follow Friday question too haha) and it's free for a limited time. Here's the link to your free book from B&N since I'm so nice and awesome. It's also a LendMe book, so you can share the love later with someone who missed it today. :) Ttyl everyone and have a spectacular weekend!