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In Case of Emergency…

Musing Mondays2

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!

14 Responses

  1. That is the one time a Kindle would definitely save the day!!!! I would never be able to decide on just one!

  2. The Kindle is definitely the best to grab 🙂

  3. A very good argument for the Kindle. You almost convinced me that I need to get one of those 🙂

  4. You aren’t boring me! I got that book downloaded on my Kindle but have yet to commit to it. I’m a little scared! I’m afraid it will fly over the top of my head. But someday I promise, I will read it. (Yay for Kindle)

  5. I think I would save my reading notebook too. I have so many reading notes, lists of books I want to read, etc. And I would grab my Kindle too!

    • I have always treasured my notebooks (any notebook) since I was a kid. I used to collect them, by school subjects, rubberband them and hide them from my mom. She’s keen on cleaning up things we no longer need. I just want to hold on to my notebooks!

  6. Okay, if the Kindle is not an option then I would say…

    My battered and torn copy of A Separate Peace that I’ve had since my early days of college.

  7. i am so happy you did not say you e-reader…

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