Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Save If Something Disastrous Was Happening To My House

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is books I'd save if something disastrous was happening to my house - the ones I'd immediately grab if I suddenly had to get up and go.

In no particular order:

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken - My paperback signed copy, of course. Maybe I'd even risk arm space and grab my hardcover copy too, just because I love the book that much.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth & The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan - My favorite zombie series ever. They're both signed hardcovers from when I met Carrie at Smart Chicks in 2010. I can't wait to meet her again at RT this April and get a signed copy of The Dark and Hollow Places!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - I wish I had a signed copy. I'd probably throw myself down a flight of stairs for one. (Okay ... maybe not, but you get the point) But this is still one of my all-time favorite books and it'd definitely be in my pile of books to save!

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - It's an arc, but I got it signed when I met Maureen at BEA and she complimented me on my shiny, foil business cards. That is such a lame story, but it's MAUREEN JOHNSON, people.

Sisters Red/Sweetly by Jackson Pearce - Out of all of the authors who write about fairy tales/Grimm tales, Jackson is my favorite. I'd definitely grab these two, especially considering Sisters Red is signed. *hugs book*

The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film - The Art - The Vision by Frank T. Thompson - This is like my bible. I read it religiously. I know possibly everything there is to know about The Nightmare Before Christmas and it's production process, but I could reread this a million times and never get bored.

I have to stop myself there. If only I had super human strength and could just pick up and carry my entire bookshelves. Choosing books to save amongst your favorites is like picking a child to save. (Okay, maybe not as dramatic but again - you get my point!)

OH AND! - Just taking a moment to pimp myself out here, but I have two entries up for voting in the Dark Divine Talentmania fan art contest! The prizes are phenomenal and I'd love to win, so click here to take a look around at the entries and if you like my entries enough, please give them a vote! My entries are #1 and #3!


  1. I do actually have a signed copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I didn't love it nearly as much as everyone else seemed to. The first half was perfect, but I just didn't connect with the second half..:)

  2. Great list! If I could save all my signed books, I would, especially my signed Anna and the French Kiss and signed Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books!

    My Top Ten

  3. I NEED to read Daughters of Smoke & Bone! Everyone loves it! Great picks & I voted for you! :)

  4. New follower! Forest of Hands and Teeth - YES!! Here is my list if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/top-10-tuesday-books-worth-saving.html

  5. Ahh I totally saved my paperback signed copy of BRIGHTLY WOVEN too! I love when people love that book :)

  6. You are legit the coolest person ever for that Nightmare Before Christmas book. I mean, I know people who say they like Nightmare, but not like you do, which is awesome.

    I love your choices and how much signed books mean. :-)