Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekend Question?

Weekend Question is a fun way to get to know my followers. I enjoy knowing little tidbits of your lives.

Weekend Question?

Do you have a book that is like gold platinum to you, That if something happened to it you'd be really upset?

    I feel bad for saying this but no, I don't. I mean I do have favorite books that I keep up higher and that are important to me. I just don't have that connection with my books. To me a book can be replaced. I have other possessions that were passed down to me that are not replaceable and I would be devastated if anything happened to any of it.

So What about you?

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Another Book Junkie said...

I do, actually. My entire James Patterson collection. And not because I love the books, they're basically like a dime a dozen at this point. Easily accessible. BUT. This collection was left to me by my grandmother when she passed, and that's the important part.

Jenny N. said...

I don't have one either but if my books did get damaged then I would be really sad about it.

Kat said...

I actually worry disturbingly frequently about a fire burning down our house... almost solely because of those darn books I have carefully arranged on my shelves! Sad, I know, but insurance doesn't cover everything. :)

I'm really funny about my Lord of the Rings Collector's Editions... and my ancient box set of the Chronicles of Narnia. They're the only books in my library I don't loan out anymore.

Great question. I'll be interested to see if there are lots of other people who are weird about their books.

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

Nope. I like my books, but like you said, they can be replaced. I actually don't keep that many books on my permanent shelf, just the ones I truly loved and know I'll want to reread and/or lend out.

Burgandy Ice said...

Good question.
There are a couple of books I'm rather attached to specific publications of, the original that impacted me so much that I read and reread them. I bought a copy of The Silver Brumby and had it shipped to Oregon from England to get the right version. Is that silly? My copy of The Blue Sword is different and that's sad.
On the other hand... I love my ereader and keeping books I love with me all the time.
Maybe the answer is really how much I enjoy rereading certain books!!

Catherine Stine said...

Interesting question.
My father gave me a five-volume collection of Edgar Allen Poe stories, and that's valuable to me. And then, there are my art books, especially the work of Janet Fish. And some very, very old picture books.

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jackie b central texas said...

Book no, video and pictures of my family yes. If I lost those it would break my heart as that and memories of people and pets who have passed away are all I have that are truly precious possessions. All the other stuff is just that, stuff.

Shalena @ Writer Quirk said...

I'm like you - I try to take care of the ones I really like, but they are replaceable.

Great question! ^_^
~Shalena @ Writer Quirk

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

Yes. All of them. And I would be very devistated if anything bad happened to them. I'm dirt poor so it isn't easy for me to get the money to replace much of anything so its not as if I'd be able to say "oh silly fire, you burnt my books. That's alright, I'll by twice as many to replace the ones you killed, just because." lol. Nope I'd be saying "someone is going to die for burning my books!" . . . after I was finished crying of course.


Juju at Tales of said...

I'm with you. I'm not sure I do either. I have some bibles that hold sentimental value but that's about it.

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I don't think there are any books in my collection that aren't replaceable, but I would be upset if one of my signed books was destroyed. I have other things that mean more, but I do love my signed books.

TheBookGirl said...

I don't think I have any book that I would be devastated if I lost it; that said, there are several books that I read to my daughter as a child that I still have and cherish.

Blodeuedd said...

Hm nah, I would just buy a new one

GMR said...

I'm sort of like you in respect to the fact that they can be heart belongs to the stories they hold. As long as it can be re-purchased, I wouldn't "die" from the loss....but a new copy better be on its way to be PRONTO. Signed copies are another story, but the collection of those are fewer and farther between. ^_^