What is your most treasured book?
All shashi tharoor books?
A 1970s copy of A Call to Arms
A copy of The Color Purple that belonged to my grandparents.
A first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Sentimentally, it’s an inscribed copy of Oh The Places You’ll Go my mother gave me for graduation. Emotionally/intellectually, it’s The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A 1970’s copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls
My grandmother had a pile of children’s books that I grew up reading, that were my mom’s as a child. They smell of her house and immediately transport me back to my childhood. They are my daughter’s now and she is learning to read through them. Priceless.
The power of thinking big
It’s a book I read in the third grade called “Hurry Back.” It was about a family that took a car trip from New York to California and I read it dozens of times. I loved it so much that I tried to copy it out by hand. It was an old book even then, but I managed to find it online so I now own it!
Sukumar Ray and Satyajit Ray books.❤️
When I was 8 my parent’s best friend was in a library in WVA and saw that they were getting rid of their old collection so he bought me the entire collection of Dickens (minus 1 book) from the 1800’s. I’ve never read them because they are very brittle but I love to hold and smell them!
Books By Agatha Christie,Conan Doyle and Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane ❤
Anne of Green Gables.?
signed copy of windwitch by susan dennard
My leather bound copy of the Bee Movie script.
This is my standard answer for most of these questions. Boys Life by Robert McCammon.
Children everywhere, which I think is book 3 of the childcraft library. It came with our encyclopedia in the 70s and it tells about kids from different countries.
I’m not even sure kids KNOW what an encyclopedia is anymore! Sad!
@Eileen My in-laws have theirs prominently displayed, so my kids know what an encyclopedia is. However, they think a thesaurus is some kind of dinosaur
Hey, @Jenny, that’s funny because it’s so true.
@Eileen one’s in university….
My Enid Blyton books from when I was a kid I’m 61 now
Man’s Search For Meaning
I can’t just choose one but a book that made me dream was the hobbit. I read it when I was really young and it left a mark on me.
My grandmother’s copy of The Da Vinci Code in which she left newspaper clippings… I will never take those out
Black Beauty given to me by my grandad when I was 8 and he has written wishes in the front.
My first book of Interview with a Vampire byAnne Rice that I bought back in 1976. An old friend. Now I have 30 of her books.
My great grandmother’s nursing book.
Probably my signed copy of Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed, just because a lovely FB friend who I’ve never met irl saw her at a book signing and sent it across the world to me cos she knew I love MA. Sometimes people are amazing.
My set of little house on the prairie books that are held together with rubber bands, I got them for my 5th birthday
The Folio Society edition of Finnegans Wake.
All of them!
All of them!!!
How can you expect me to choose??♀️?♀️
My NLT bible. And all my books ? My dream is to ultimately have shelves of books AKA a mini library in my house. I still have quite a long way to go but I’m not gonna dismay. ?
All of ’em
My signed copy of Born to Run by Springsteen
My dad died when I was 11 – right after that, when I went back to school, I found an old school book in the library. He had written his name in the front of the book. They let me have it of course and I still have it . Yes, we went to the same school 🙂
@Linda beautiful ??
Everyone of them
You can’t be partial to your loved ones.
My signed first edition of Out of Africa
The Holy Bible.
The Pickwick Papers
To Kill A Mockingbird
I have a very old copy of Uncle Tom’s cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It has a cloth jacket and is a pre owned book. My mother gave this book to me when I was still during my early stages of getting into reading. It is one of the very first classics I read, and also a major influence in my reading journey. The pages are now browned and have been thumbed again and again. But I love just holding and smelling the book sometimes, or even just read random pages and chapters.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Gone with the wind, Pride and Prejudice, Atlas Shrugged
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