If your house was burning down and you could save just one book from your collection … what would it be?
(And, for the purposes of this discussion, we’ll allow series to count as “one” long, multi-volume book.)
Okay, now I really want to be a “good girl” and say that I would grab my Scriptures. But the truth is, I would probably grab Harry Potter. I can say this in a somewhat clear concious because my Scriptures are on my cell phone so we are in the clear.
But in all honesty, Harry Potter got me through Middle School and High School. That was a rough period in my life and I bonded with my best friend for life over Harry Potter. We are nerdy in that we have reading days where, over Skype (because we live on opposite ends of the country from one another) we will both read Harry Potter fan fiction together.
Harry Potter also brought me back into the world of reading… or at least not reading only cheesy things like the Sweet Valley Books and Nightmare Hall books.
It introduced me to a world of magic, where things weren’t as dreary as they appeared to be and where someone could swoop me out of my horrible life and take me away to this wonderful magical world.
Anyway, so for purely sentimental reasons, I would grab my Harry Potter bundle, and get the heck out of that burning building!
Booking Through Thursday is a fun weekly question and answer session, based on books, of course. This week, the question is:
All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?
I love owning books. If I had unlimited money to buy books with, I would definitely own them instead of borrowing them. This is for a couple reasons. Aside from loving the look of books on my shelves, I am an incredibly moody reader. I choose what to read based on my mood, but having Library due dates kind of forces you to read on their schedule instead of yours. Additionally, I tend to get more books than I can read by the due date and so I end up having to return books before I have finished them/started them. Then I have to request them again. It is very annoying. I would much rather own the books than borrow them.
But as life stands, I can not afford to buy all the books that I want and so I must borrow them 😦
Booking Through Thursday is hosted by Booking Through Thursday. The Question for this Thursday is: Do you cheat and peek at the ends of books? (Come on, be honest.)
Wow, this is a great question. I mean, I am a person who hate surprises. I try to bribe my family into telling me what they got my for presents before the fact. I just hate surprises all together. So for this, you would think that I would look at the end, but that is only half-true. When it comes to books, I have to be careful with looking at the end. Some times when I read the endings of books, I never end up finishing them. One example of this is The Weight of Silence. The suspense had become too much for me and I looked at the end. Upon doing this, all of the suspense was gone and I never finished reading it. However, sometimes when I read the end or I read the summary, it makes me want to read it even more because I want to see how they got there. There are some books I can read over and over again, even knowing the ending, and others that upon knowing the ending, I can never read it again. So I have to say that it depends on the ending and whether it disappoints me or if I am okay with it.
What about you? Do you read the end before or not? Why or why not?