I recently read a friend's blog where she asked what books would we put in our bomb shelter. If I were to have to retreat to a bomb shelter (as if there are any in Samoa) it would presumably be because of an end of the world type of scenario. I thought about this and determined that it isn't just about me, but about my kids and future generations right??? What would I deem valuable enough to save for myself and future generations?
Here's my list:
1. My scriptures.
2. The Laura Ingall's Wilder Books (I love history, especially American history. I love the stories of the American frontier and all of her practical pioneering info.)
3. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (Like I said, I love history and her book is such an inspiring one about loving our fellow men even when faced with the horror of the Holocaust.)
4. Little Women, Little Men, & Jo's Boys all by Louisa May Alcott
5. Helen Keller's The Story of My Life
6. Best Loved Plays of William Shakespeare (mostly for posterity and because so many of his words are woven into our past and present culture. To understand ourselves we must know Shakespeare.)
7. Cheaper By the Dozen & Belles On Their Toes by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (wonderfully funny and practical.)
8. James Herriot's books about his life experiences as a vet in the highlands of Yorkshire.
9. Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Pride & Prejudice, and Persuasion all by Jane Austen
10. Harry Potter series (we all need some magic and fantasy in our lives).
I would also make sure I threw in a good Dictionary so I can continue to say, "Look it up, the dictionary is right there" when my children ask me "what does that mean?" and "how do you spell that?"
So, I will pose the same question my friend did: What books would you have in your bomb shelter?