Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tell Me Something Tuesday


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings

It is a fun meme where we answer a new question each week, usually book related of some kind. It is a great opportunity to have a little fun and really get to know one another. 
If you haven't heard of it I encourage you to check it out. Heidi always has fun questions each week and I love seeing her and other bloggers answers to them.

This weeks questions is:

 It's the end of the world... what books do you grab to preserve for future readers? 

The end of the world you say?



Believe it or not being the hard core Jane Austen fan I am, the first book that popped into my head was a complete list of her work (yes I actually own it, it is HUGE!). 



I don't now about you but I just can't imagine a world where Austen wasn't prominent. A world where no one knew about Darcy or the feisty Elizabeth.

Next I would have to pick up my Harry Potter collection.



These books will always hold a special place in my heart and the world should always be filled with magic and endless possibilities.

Of course I should probably be picking some kind of scientific book on controlling pollution or purifying water or growing food but I am sure some scientist/smart genius/professor/doctor/rocket scientist will have already grabbed those right?

So what books would be at the top of your list?


49 comments:

  1. I think mine would mostly be European classics, but I'd throw in Harry Potter, Gone With the Wind, the Newsflesh trilogy (just because I can) and a few more of my personal favorites. But I'd try very hard tobe objective. *snorts* Right.

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    1. I love that you would have classics in the mix. ;)

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  2. I haven't read any Jane Austen books but I totally agree for Harry potter!

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    1. Yay! You should try an Austen some time and see if you like her writing. ;)

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  3. The Harry Potter series is a good one! The Bible, of course. Stephen King's The Stand, because it's the end of the world and society has to start over--so people will be able to relate. You'd have to throw in some classics--Mark Twain, Charles Dickens...maybe A Christmas Carol. Lots of good lessons in that one!

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    1. I can't believe I forgot about scriptures, yes they would be a must as well.

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  4. This question is HARD. I totally agree on what you picked out though! Hmmmm...I will probably save The Hunger Games trilogy and my favorite romance books from Lisa Kleypas, Kresley Cole and Nalini Singh. I think everyone will save other genres but we all need a bit of romance in our lives so I'm saving those! :)

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    1. I almost posted the Hunger Games and well but then I didn't want anyone to get any ideas off of it and start there own hunger games. :P

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  5. Jane Austen is also the first author that popped into my head when I saw the question. I would also add Jane Eyre as well because of what a strong message that book sends out!

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    1. Oh yes, that would have been a great one to add as well.

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  6. "Of course I should probably be picking some kind of scientific book on controlling pollution or purifying water or growing food but I am sure some scientist/smart genius/professor/doctor/rocket scientist will have already grabbed those right?"

    EXACTLY! *runs off to grab all Katie McGarry's books* I would definitely make a grab for Harry Potter as well Ali, those are books I can read a million times and never tire of them. I would also grab my kindle, which will be pretty useless as soon as it runs out of power, but until then I'll have access to all sorts of fun things!

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    1. LOL I thought about adding my kindle, we do have a generator so I could use it for quite a while. ;)

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  7. Great idea on grabbing the classics. And it's not like I have books on water purification sitting on my bookshelf anyway!

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  8. Oh I'd grab both of these as well!! But this question is really hard and there is no way that I'd manage to do this without being objective (I mean I cannot leave Jellicoe Road behind). Great post! :)

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  9. Oh Wow Kindlemom, don't ask easy questions. Okay non-fiction- a complete home medical guide, and one of Carl Jung's philosophy books. Fiction all of Hemingway's novels and Overseas by Beatriz Williams and an apocalyptic cookbook ;)
    Great Post!!!!

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  10. I'd want to grab my Harry Potter books too! I'd want to haul my whole bookshelf with me if I had the strength :(

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  11. I'd go for Harry Potter too, and maybe also Shakespeare's complete works! I'd also be tempted to grab Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Dante's Inferno, since they're such classics.

    And definitely a how-to-survive-the-end-of-the-world sort of book!

    Awesome post :)

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    1. Thanks Lea! I need to read Dante's Inferno some day. I bet I like it. :)

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  12. Bible first, Harry Potter series second and then the Lord of the Rings series (with the Hobbit), third. And then I'd make my kids carry the Kate Daniels series, lol :D Those are more for me, than preserving literature for the good of man kind, hehehe.

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  13. Bible first, Harry Potter series second and then the Lord of the Rings series (with the Hobbit), third. And then I'd make my kids carry the Kate Daniels series, lol :D Those are more for me, than preserving literature for the good of man kind, hehehe.

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  14. I think I would want Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's series. The second book if I could only have one. It's high fantasy and one I could read over and over again!

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    1. I obviously need to try this series Candace!

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  15. Oh gosh, smart to grab the whole Austen collection. How did I forget The Lord of the Rings? I am sure a few of those scientific books would be helpful too. Thanks for joining in, Ali.

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    1. Can you believe I have ever read The Lord of the Rings?

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  16. Gosh, what a hard question! I don't think I'd be able to choose just one book or series for that matter. I think I need to get an End of the World for Dummies as I have zero survival skils, I think I'd benefit from that a lot.

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    1. LOL I would need that as well Braine!

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  17. Man, this is hard! If I were practical, I'd preserve the ones like textbooks that are full of info that would help humanity survive... but we have survived for thousands of years without those so stuff like that are ingrained and seen as common sense I guess lol so I'd take HP as well and all the Brandon Sanderson books! If future generations will have to know writers, let them be the great ones!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  18. Oh mean! I would so want to take something naughty. Or cheat and grab that kindle since it's got SO many on it. lol

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    1. It is so tempting to just grab a kindle, isn't it? :P

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  19. Harry Potter, definitely. I'd also add Melina Marchetta's books because they're my favorites and some classics because I know how important it is that future gen knows about those.

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    1. It would be a shame if the classics were lost wouldn't it?

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  20. Oh, I would grab Pride & Prejudice FOR SURE!! And the new manga adaptation as well. ^^

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    1. Now that would be an interesting comparison!

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  21. You really can't go wrong with Harry Potter and Jane Austen! Awesome choices! :-) I also feel like I should grab sciencey books about survival but instead I'd probably grab HP or Game of Thrones or something fun!

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  22. These are awesome books to save, I would have to toss in To Kill A Mocking Bird, the Lunar series and The Others series!

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    1. Oh yes, all great ones too although I still need to start The Others series! I have them I am just slacking!

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  23. Nice choices. I love Harry Potter to.

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    1. Yay for all the H.P. fans out there! :)

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  24. I told Heidi on her blog, that I probably have too many books that I must save that their may not be room for my family. That would be bad ;)..hehe

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  25. Okay, confession time, I've never read any Jane Austen... NEVER EVER! I would totally grab my HP books though, everyone needs to read those ;)

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    1. Gah! You need to try at least one. ;)

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