"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by
This week's list topic is...
TOP 10 BOOKS I'D TAKE WITH ME DURING AN ALIEN INVASION
- Hey, I might actually go with the aliens, if they'll have me!
1. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
I just recently received a box of all four Iron Fey books signed by Julie Kagawa because I won a Twitter contest late last year. I'd definitely pack these books because getting signed books by authors isn't always the easiest thing in the world to do. Their value goes up, and it happens to be one of my favorite book series.
2. My Kindle by Amazon.com
It makes sense to take a book that contains hundreds of my digital books so I can take a lot of them without them taking up space and making things too heavy to carry. Yes, the zombie apocalypse is yet another reason to get yourself a Kindle, or some other e-reader device.
3. My Bleach manga volumes by Tite Kubo
I think I'd eventually feel lost without my Bleach manga, which is my favorite thing in the wide world. I really would need to bring the first volume because my version is a special edition hardcover with the original opening color pages. Yeah, it's special to me, although it is replaceable.
4. My High School Year Books
Even if I didn't really care for my high school years all that much (I don't dwell on them), I still wouldn't want to abandon those 4 books that are totally irreplaceable and represent a time period in my life I'll never get back again. On a disturbing note, I'm surprised they are 20 year old books by now.
5. Trinity Blood series by Sunao Yoshida
This is a series of 7 Japanese light novels that I adore and are no longer being published in North America, so these are not replaceable, at least in brand new condition. I really love the bumbling Abel Nightroad and his unique vampiric traits, plus his relationship with Esther Blanchet. If only the publishing house had finished publishing all the books that were actually written, although, sadly, the author died before he could finish writing all the books he meant to, anyway.
6. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
I love these books and their beautiful covers, so I couldn't leave them behind, either. Sure, they're replaceable, but I'd feel wrong about abandoning them.
7. Devil May Cry (Volume 1) by Shin'ya Goikeda
This one makes me weird, but I'd hate to not include my out-of-print copy of the first Devil May Cry Japanese light novel of the video game by the same name. It'd be like leaving Dante, the protagonist, to burn down with my house and I couldn't do that to him. Poor guy's been through enough already at the hands of that insensitive, heartless industry. (Gamers know what I mean....)
8. Charlotte and Emily Bronte: The Complete Novels
My best friend bought me this omnibus for my birthday one year, and it's a very gorgeous hardcover with gold leaf on the outside edges of the pages.
9. All Colour but the Black: The Art of Bleach by Tite Kubo
Here I go again with the Bleach stuff (sorry about that), but I bought this art book from a Japanese retailer back when it hadn't been published in North America, yet, so shipping was like 20 or $30. Besides, it's gorgeous, and I'd probably want to take my imported Bleach comic calendars, too, since they set me back around $50 each.
10. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Just for the sake of being able to keep a smile on my face and a tear at the corner of my eye from laughing so hard, I'd need to bring this little gem along with me, too. It's my favorite book of all time, with so many tales in it, it should qualify as 3 or 4 books. I can always count on this novel, although replaceable, to blow me away with its wit, humor and ridiculous characters. How did you think up these wacky people, Mr. Dickens?
That's what I'd take with me. What would you take with you?