Top Ten Tuesday: Along with the photo albums....
Here's mine in no particular order:
10. Don DeLillo, White Noise: Not only is this my favorite book of all time, but it is also the book I've read the most times, so it is filled with marginalia. I bought a new copy one semester that I was teaching it because I had changed editions, but I still had to use the old one.
9. Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf: This one has an inscription from my husband in it from when we were dating. I embarrassingly still haven't read the book, but the copy is meaningful to me.
8. My Bible: It was my mom's when she was a kid and it is leather bound and beautiful.
7.My Penguin Classics Works of Charles Dickens: They are beautiful book objects, and I wouldn't mind rereading some of them either.
6. I have a children's book that my parents had made for me when I was a kid. The main character is me and it is a scratch and sniff book. It isn't too smelly anymore, but I would still want to save it from the aliens.
5.David Sedaris, Naked: I'm not super attached to this book, but it is one of the first signed copies of a book from an author that I just thought was super awesome. A friend working in a bookstore had it signed for me.
4. Michael Moore, Dude Where's My Country: Again, not because of the content of the book, but because I have memories attached to seeing him read and then having my copy signed with my dad.
3. My Norton and Heath Anthologies of British and American Lit: These are my beat up college copies with tons of tape flags and notes. When I became a teacher and realized that I could get these for free, I was a little flabbergasted. I wouldn't want to replace the old ones though.
2. Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot: I have a signed first edition, and it is the one that I think will grow most in value of the collection that I've saved. And I haven't read it and really want to, so I would take it for that reason as well.
1. Kafka, The Metamorphosis: I have a copy of this that I bought in Prague and that I feel a little sentimentally attached to.