Tuesday, February 21, 2012

top ten Books to Save...

Top Ten Books I would Save if...
 Aliens were landing, 
Zombies were at the gate, and 
Mutant Teenagers were ravaging the countryside 
(oh, wait, that is already happening)!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists.
 Complete Works of Shakespeare.
This was a present from my mom one Christmas, and I have carried it far and wide! 
 Jane Austen's Works.
Once again, a gift from my mom.  It was a special edition collection that she got for me and I have to have them in my life! 
 Austentatious by Alyssa Goodnight.
I actually have a plain cover ARC of this, but it is inscribed by Alyssa and I love it! 
Edith and Mr. Bear by Dare Wright.
This was one of my favorites as a child, and I was able to get my hands on a copy rather recently. 

Mums Still Know Best by The Hairy Bikers - Dave Myers and Si King
Got this one in England, and it reminds me of our year there... anyone who says English food is bad, obviously hasn't had anything from this book!

Love and Freindship by Jane Austen
I actually have a 1913 edition that I picked up for only 5quid at a British Book Fair!

Complete Harry Potter set
Yah, Yah... I know... a whole set?  Well, when you pick up the British versions, with a few first editions thrown in, it might be worth it to save from maraudering mutant teenagers!
Possession by A.S. Byatt
I have been wanting to read this for years, have dragged it back and forth across The Pond, and it is a very cool edition!  So, yah, this one gets snatched up too!

How to survive Anything, Anywhere: A Handbook of Survival Skills for Every Scenario and Environment by Chris McNab
Believe it or not, but we actually have this one on our shelf, and sounds like it would be a good book to have...just in case!
  Kindle Fire
It's a must!  Entertainment, hundreds of books, and if I have electricity and wi-fi... the possibilities are endless!  Is it a cheat?  Probably... but what the heck...why not?!?



  1. I've never heard of Austentatious before, but it looks very good -- I think I'm going to add it to my list of books to read! And, How to Survive Anything, Anywhere was an excellent, humorous, and creative choice for the list - Sarah

    1. It is a Must Read, by my account! It is very humorous, quirky, and has Jane Austen's wit coming through! And the How to Survive anything... who knows what you are faced with, and whether or not you need to learn how to get water out of a cactus! lol

  2. I really did try to include ones that I didn't know by heart. Try being the key word. I mean Pride & Prejudice, Inkheart and The Book of Lost Things are the exceptions. I considered including Jaws, Possession and Persuasion but a) they're not very thick books and therefore would not be very helpful as pillows or as zombie decapitators and b) I really really know them by heart. <3

    1. yes, but the ones you know by heart would make for great fire kindling... NEVER! :D

  3. I have not read that Jane Austen book--I'll put it on my TBR. Great list today. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  4. I love the Shakespeare and Austen collections. And the Kindle Fire. Great choices, Kate.

    And thanks again for stopping by my blog. I'll be sure to add you to my Google Reader list. I love your blog.

  5. I almost cheated and put my kindle on my list hahaha.

    I love that you would take the Shakespeare works, I bet it is a lovely copy and books that have been with us through a lot definitely matter.

  6. Wonderful choices! (Especially the survival handbook!)

  7. You can't go wrong with Jane Austen and Harry Potter! Great list!!

  8. I wish I'd thought of my NOOK! Thanks for stopping by! Top 10

  9. I'm so ashamed at seeing everyone put their ereader on their top 10 list! LOL! It didn't even occur to me to do that!! >_<

    Great list!! :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Just a Lil' Lost

    1. Don't feel bad. When I told my husband about the topic, he said, "You did put 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as number one; right? Take a Towel and Don't Panic!" So... I failed there! lol

  10. Wanna answer some guestions about you and blogging? Come and see what I nominated you to! :)


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