Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday's Question of the Day (5)

Monday's Question of the Day is hosted by Eleni at /-LA FEMME READERS-/

If you had to save one book from a fire, which one would it be?

My Answer: You know, I've thought about this for a while, and I can't come up with just one book. In fact, I don't think I'd save any books. It's not that I don't value them. It's just that all the books that I buy are just one of many. They're not one-of-a-kind, they're not old, and the books themselves are certainly not valuable. They can all be replaced.

That said, some books are important to certain people. This question reminded me of an incident that happened over the summer. An arsonist set a Sikh school on fire, and there was a holy book inside. Firefighters had told the worried onlookers not to be too hopeful because, after all, this was a big fire and the book was made of paper. A few minutes later, a firefighter came walking out with the holy book. It was unscathed... even though the building around it had burned. I felt so happy for those people; this book was obviously so important to them.

I think I can guess how they would have answered this question!


  1. Well, my first thought was - I can get more than one book in my arms...Can I take an arm full?

    I have heard of people taking the holy bible with them when they leave fires or any other major incident with their homes.

  2. Hi La Coccinelle, thanks for visiting me over at Pen And Paper - feel free to call again.
    I've had a look around your blog and was impressed by what I saw - you certainly have some interesting posts.
    Which book would I save if the house was on fire? Like most other readers, I really couldn't choose just one but (and it's a huge but) if someone was to say I couldn't leave my burning house without a book I'd take The Five People You Meet In Heaven By Mitch Albom as this particular book had quite an impact on me.