Monday Musings – August 23, 2010

Monday Musings is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading.

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 would have to agree with MizB on this one and say a bible. I am not a Christian by any stretch of the imagination, but my parents have had a big old bible for years that they have used to record births, deaths and marriages. As a family historian, I see the immense worth of that big honking book in genealogical rather than theological terms. There is another book, a little family history book that my aunt put together after my grandmother died. I would probably grab that too. Ok, ok…I know, I’m breaking the rules, but what can I say? None of the other books on my shelf are worth saving; they can all be replaced.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a bl0g). Thanks! :D


About Robbie

Hi there, my name is Robbie Burns (no,really, that’s my name…hold the haggis jokes please) and I would like to welcome you to the Pink Sheep Cafe. I started this blog as a means of discussing books and all things literary in light of my perpetual isolation. At the time I began writing, I was living in Split, Croatia. There wasn’t much here in the way of English book clubs and I couldn’t work, so I badly needed something to help me bide my time. My partner and I have since left Croatia and returned to Canada to live in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. When we first moved back here, my blog writing sort of fell by the wayside, but now I seem to be back on track. I try to read and review a little bit of everything here; I think everyone can find something to their liking here. I find myself tending more towards more literary reads these days, but I also enjoy a lot of YA and children’s fiction. One of my ongoing goals is to work my way through all of the Nobel Laureates. My two most favorite authors are Timothy Findley and Halldor Laxness.
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9 Responses to Monday Musings – August 23, 2010

  1. Julie says:

    This post got me thinking. I SERIOUSLY need to organize the books in our house. Since we moved intot he house ( three years ago already) we have not sorted the books. I am certain there is a book somewhere I would love to grab on the way out the door, but I have no idea where my “valuable” books are. The first thought I had was that my mom has given the boys books which I would like to keep for them, but I have no idea where they are. I have now added something to my list of things to do !

  2. interesting that you picked a bible too, like many people did…if for some different reasons.

  3. I will try to save all my poetry books. Here is my Musing Mondays post!

  4. Nicole says:

    I can’t think of one book that I would stip to save in a fire. I have a copy of The Bible, but nothing of importance is recorded there. I had a fire scare last year and the only thing n my mine was my purse and my kitties. And not in that order!

  5. Great answer. Here’s my musing 😀

    Enjoy your week !!

  6. rikkiscraps says:

    OK, first I thought “A BIBLE?” But then when I read your explanation I can see why you would.
    I can’t think of any book I would grab, because, as you said, they all can be replaced.

  7. Robbie says:

    Oh yeah Rikki…never in a million years would I read it, lol…strictly for sentimental value and genealogical importance!!

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