If you were going away forever and could take only five books (I am completely unable to pick just one), or if you were chosen to pick only five books to shoot into space to represent mankind (pick a scenario-they're very different), which ones would they be?
I'll have to think about it for a little bit.
Aagh, I'd go stir crazy subsisting on the same 5 books. I can't begin to imagine.
That's why I picked the alien scenario. I can't do it, either. I have three enormous book shelves positively overflowing with books (I need another one). One is strictly reference, though. I've picked up a couple hundred text books and reference books at junk stores for 25 cents to $2. Every one a treasure. My 2 favorite references are The Joy of Lex and 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
My novels, though... I just can't pick.
I agree with Ruth -- I am having trouble thinking of just 5.
I can't decide, but your question made me imagine how many god believers would put the bible first, even though they haven't read it. Sick.
LOL. I suppose I should've added something about our FSM. JK
It depends, where I am going to.
A dictionary of the language
A grammar of the language
A book of the history of that place
A book about the laws and rules of the place
A guidebook including maps of the place
Maruli LOL that's great...... really needing some cultural understanding here hey!