Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic: Top Ten Books I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens
This is going to such a hard list to make! I have a ton of books that are no longer in print and while I would want to save all of those books as well all of the other books I own, I don't think that would be possible. Here is what I would try to grab:
1.) The Gulag Archipelago Vol 1-3 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn-These are first edition English translations that my mom and step-dad gave me for Christmas a few years ago. I would definitely not want anything to happen to it.
2.) Hope Against Hope and Hope Abandoned by Nadezhda Mandelstam-First editions also given to me by my mom and step-dad.
3.) Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak and War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy (Russian editions)-I took two classes in grad school where we read these books in the original Russian. My professor gave the class really nice copies of these books and they are full of my notes. I would hate to lose them.
4.) Kolyma Tales by Varlaam Shalamov-I have written many papers on this book including my thesis. My copy is full of annotations and marked sections and even though I can easily get a new copy, I can't replace all of those notes.
5.) Russian Dictionary-I have a really awesome Russian dictionary (not Russian to English, but Russian word with definition in Russian) that a professor gave me. I rarely use it anymore but it's a pretty cool book that I would want to save.
6.) My Nook-I love my nook! It doesn't have a ton of books on it but I still would want to grab it.
What books would you save if a disaster was imminent?