This is Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee's View
Today's Question is:
Q. Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on parajunkee.com, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?
Okay, I'm assuming we're talking about physical books, not digital. So, books I am willing to/enjoy reading ad infinitum:
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Five Selections from The Vorkosigan Saga: Cordelia's Honor, Miles, Mystery and Mayhem, Miles Errant, Memory, Miles in Love
My Husband's two novels, for sentimental reasons: For Love of Children, Facsimile
So that's already eight.
Let's cap it off with a giant tome on edible and medicinal plants, and a book I saw at the library but can't remember the name of about primitive living/survival techniques. I did in fact see this book and think: "Huh, if society were to collapse I would totally try to steal this book from the library."
Of course, if I couldn't get those last two, I might settle for Little House on the Prairie, for shelter building advice, and...why not? The good old 2nd Edition D&D PHB. Because if you were stuck in a bomb shelter for a while, it'd get really boring without something to do.
(Thinking a little further, yeah, if I were planning to rebuild society singlehandedly I'd probably drop three of the Vorkosigan books in favor of a Complete Shakespeare, LOTR and a Treasury of Classic Children's Literature... But just for me, my list stands.)