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May 21: Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch (too special/valuable, perhaps?) (submitted by Savannah Grace @ Scattered Scribblings)
This is a tough one! Most of my books are bought used, and beat up a bit over time. But here’s some I wouldn’t lend unless someone promised to take excellent care of them.
- S. (Ship of Thesus); J.J. Abrams. There are several notes stuck in between the pages, and losing their places would be very unhelpful.
2. Night Shift; Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh. I won this ARC at a book signing, and had it signed. Exciting!
3. As You Wish; Cary Elwes. I saw Cary Elwes do an interview after a showing of The Princes Bride. He jumped off the stage to answer a little girl’s question, and then couldn’t find the stairs back up.
4. Welcome to Night Vale; Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. It was nice to find out that the writers are just as weird and funny as they seemed like they must be.
5. Stranger in a Strange Land; Robert Heinlein. I have a beat up hardcover missing its dust jacket, an old gift from my uncle.
6. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened; Jenny Lawson. I’m seriously lucky to live near this author, so I’ve seen her more than once, but this was the first time.
7. Mort; Terry Pratchett. The start of my favorite series, in a gorgeous cloth-bound edition. This picture doesn’t show it, but parts of it are shiny. Another well loved gift.
8. A Light in the Attic; Shel Silverstein. A treasured childhood gift from my dad.
9. The Scorpio Races; Maggie Stiefvater. I heard her play bagpipes at this talk. Who brings bagpipes to a book festival? Maggie Stiefvater, that’s who!
10. All Systems Red; Martha Wells. It’s Murderbot. Enough said.