Top 5 Tuesday (10)

May 9th

Top 5 Books I Would Save From a Fire


This Top 5 Tuesday meme is hosted by the very lovely and super helpful Shanah at Bionic Bookworm.  If you want to join in, please do. You can check out the fun topics selected for May.  Today’s topic is Top 5 books I’d save from a fire.

Top 5 Tuesday


As Shanah points out on her post today, don’t worry… my family and pets are safe!  Now, what books will I rescue?


1 Pride and Prejudice

I’ve mentioned before that I am quite attached to my copy of P and P.  It’s the same one I used for Literature class the two times we studied it in school.  I’ve got all my annotations in there and I enjoy reading over my notes as I reread the story.

2 Harry Potter

I really like my Harry Potter books.  I have the first four in a box collection and then the other hardbacks are right there next to them.  They’ll be an easy save and one I’ll be happy to have.

3 Memoirs of a Geisha

Not that I’m attached to this book or anything.  But after over 10 years of sitting on my bookshelf, I decided this is the year I will finally read it.  No fire will stop me after all this time!

4 My Wedding Album

Not quite a storybook, unless you want to call it a story of our special day.  But my husband and I lovingly sat and selected those pictures and where we wanted them to be placed.  I spent hours looking at photos on my computer, tv screen and the low res catalogue to select just the right ones to be arranged and printed by the photographer.  I don’t have that kind of time again to do over!

5 My Children’s Christmas Books

This one is a storybook (or three).  For each of my sons we did Christmas photoshoots with various themes.  Then for each of them I wrote a short story, put them with matching pictures and printed them.  Every Christmas they come out of the box and we read the stories throughout the season.  I’m keeping those.


Those are my five (yes Harry counts as one… it’s one story!).  Which books would you save?


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  1. AMG! Number 5 should be number 1! That’s such a cool, heartwarming idea! Number 4 should be number 2! I’m totally rewriting your list. I’m sorry (not sorry) but those are so romantic and beautiful that I can’t help myself, haha.

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  2. Absolutely save Harry Potter! It made my list as well! And Memoirs of a Geisha made a few lists this week. I never thought to add it to mine but I absolutely could have. The emotions that book invoked was surprising. Such a well written story that I’ll never forget!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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  3. Hi, I understand the reason for this post. In a fire, first I make sure everyone is out, pets next, than money. Books would not be on my list. However, I think a bible might there and my gardening, plant and bird books would be high. Here we have a plan on getting out of the building
    Safely. We have been there as we live in areas that fire could come at time. One time we had 15 minutes to get out motor home out of the area. We made it.

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    1. Thank you! 😊
      They are unrecoverable. I’m a little sad that I gave away a couple of my books to a younger sibling of one of my close friends, when she was studying them. Sweet girl but I do wish I’d asked back for my books. Lol


  4. Awesome list! I definitely agree with the children’s Christmas books and photo books being the most important. Those memories are so important. The Harry Potter illustrated editions would be up there too. 🙂 I love seeing everyone pick their faves today. So fun. ❤

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  5. hehe you literally have the exact same HPs as me lol 😉 And I’d save them (especially since they’re rather conveniently situated for me in a bag at the end of my bed, I could just grab them and go 😉 ) And I’d definitely want to save my annotated Pride and Prejudice- but how could I choose that over my beautiful anthology edition? And if I pick it twice I’d be neglecting other books! What a dilemma!! hahhaaha I love your reasoning for saving Memoirs of a Geisha. I really hope you like it when you get to it (I really did love it 🙂 )

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    1. I hope I enjoy Memoirs too. 😄

      Well… I liked Sophie’s (Beware of the Reader) suggestion that we just get a whole bunch of firemen in to help. Great eye candy and we can save more books 😉


  6. I wouldn’t be able to make a top 5 list but the good news is I wouldn’t have to, I’d just run out with my Kindle and save thousands, problem solved! 🙂


  7. Wow.. You are such a romantic, I am glad that you have taken pains to make a marriage album book and kids’ stories. Oh Nina, that really touched my heart. That is so beautiful.


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