This week’s musing asks:
If your house was burning down—and you could SAFELY grab a book on your way outside to safety– what book would you make sure you “rescued”? Why?
I’m tempted to say The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov because it’s my favorite novel. Satan in the literal sense disguised as a magician comes to Moscow and wreaks a havoc, but he does perform a good deed in the end—to offer the Master and his lover, Margarita, something better than what they asked for and what Jesus requests for them. I have committed the story to my mind since I have read it at least 10 times. It’s the one book that I recommend to friends when they ask for my advice.
My indefatigable campaign for this novel might have bored the long-time reader of my blog—so I will do something different. if I can only save one item, it would be my Moleskine notebook because it’s my reading history. The pages contain my thoughts, reflections, and notes on every book I read. Even if the book collection perishes, so long as the reading journal survives, I can rebuild the library using the notebook as the corner stone.
Or, I can just grab my Kindle!