Lit Blog Hop

Literary Blog HopI've been thinking of the right answer for this question all day!

If you were going off to war (or some other similarly horrific situation) and could only take one book with you, which literary book would you take and why?

My first thought was Lord of the Rings. I don't know that i could ever tire of reading it. But it is about war; maybe i wouldn't want to read about that if i had a similar situation around me? But the good guys win, and mostly go home, which would be a good hope to have. and it is fantasy, a complete world away from what i would be experiencing. and with all the appendices, maybe if i got tired of reading it i could teach myself elvish. so yeah, i am going to go with Lord of the Rings.

BTW, i can't figure out how to fix the color on the link, sorry it looks so goofy!


  1. Although I do like this book, I'm not sure it would sustain me, unless you kind of included - the hobbit, the silmarrilion etc.

  2. Clearly you're a woman of taste and refinement! Yeah, I chose LotR, too. :)

    New follower--looking forward to reading more of your reviews. THanks for stopping by As the Crowe Flies and Reads!

  3. I would be tempted to choose the very same book. I mean, it's HUGE, it's super awesome, and there's lots of stuff to fiddle over in one's mind and figure out and put together and ponder. Perfect!

  4. Hiya,
    Recent follower, first time commentor :) I came to the same conclusion. LOTR all the way. I keep thinking of BIG BOOKS to help get through the imagined duration so other alternatives could be...'Outlander' by Diana Gabaldon. Big, meaty and sustaining but has the odd war scenario here and there too...hey tis fantasy aswell so could definitely work. And of course since I live in the Southern Hemisphere I give props to an author across the ditch in Aussie...Bryce Courtenay. Big books galore coming from this man. 'Four Fires' or 'The Power of One' would keep my mind off the situation around me without a doubt.
    Megan in NZ :)


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