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August 10, 2010

Let's Talk - Your Favorite Reads

No. Not more textbook talk.  I'm getting ready for a couple days at the beach and am looking forward to spending hours at the water's edge reading.  It got me thinking about a possible table talk question.

Imagine that you're downsizing and only have space for five books.  What are you top 5 personal library essentials?

My answer:  Let me just say, it's a joy to know that I would never be faced with that challenge!!  Now that I have a Nook I will never have to worry about having space on my bookshelf!  It's a beautiful thing.   But...for the sake of my question I'll say:
  1. The Bible
  2. Charlotte's Web
  3. Bridges of Madison County
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird
  5. The Shack
I know it's kind of an odd collection...and I'm sure as others start posting their answers I'm going to say, "oh yeah....I'd want that one too," but these are the ones that come to mind right away for me.

How about you? 


Rachel Cotterill said...

That's insanely difficult! Am I allowed "complete works" - in which case Shakespeare would come first, for definite. I need an ebook reader....

Lauren said...

Rachel, I couldn't agree more -- it is really difficult! My aunt saw the post and responded via email; her list included a dictionary. BRILLIANT!! Complete works would work too...but that would be one heck of a heavy book!!

Regarding e-readers -- I just got back from a couple days at the beach -- my Nook was great! Even in full sun it was like reading from a book. The only thing I did to make sure it didn't get damaged by sand or water was to put it in a ziploc bag to protect it.

Thanks so much for stopping by -- and happy reading!!

Karen Zemek said...

What an interesting question. I think I would go with the following five:

The Bible
My Funny Dad, Harry (book I wrote in memory of my dad)
Abby Finds A Good Home (Blurb book I put together for my husband about our dog)
Love Your Life by Vitoria Osteen
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Meagan said...

Three Cups of Tea
The Kite Runner
The Time Traveler's Wife
The 5 love languages of Children
Power of a Praying Wife (and Parent)

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