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Old 04-18-2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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I was thinking my personal recipe book, but then remembered that I have all those recipes in Google Drive.

Probably the Betty Crocker binder cookbook that my nana bought me when I was around 10, I read that front to back and made numerous recipes from it. I could be replaced, but it wouldn't be the one my nana bought me!
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:45 PM   #12
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If I still had it, the personally signed "Baking With Julia". It was a First Edition. I had just purchased the book at Borders and was reading it outside as I was walking. Wasn't looking up and bumped into a person. It was Julia herself. I was full of apologies. She was on her way into Borders for a Book Signing. She was gracious enough to offer to sign my book right there on the sidewalk and wrote "To Adele, who loves to read. She has excellent taste in her selection of books. Julia Child. Then she added the date." Unfortunately, I had to downsize and most of my books went with a lot of other stuff. Hers was one of them.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:54 PM   #13
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I just looked around my office, and realized I don't have a single paper book anywhere. Or much paper at all, for that matter. Most everything I have these days is in digital format.
Good for you. No sense contributing to the fire
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:57 PM   #14
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Of course everyone has all the computer stuff backed up twice---- one of them in a safe deposit box away from the fire at the bank.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:37 PM   #15
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One Book? That is a tough question. I have many out of print books and first editions. I think I would die of smoke inhalation while trying to decide.

I guess it would have to be, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. Not only is it a first edition, it is signed by the Author AND I haven't finished memorizing it...yet.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:44 PM   #16
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Whichever one I currently have from the library.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:06 PM   #17
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I wouldn't be thinking books. I would grab the cat and shove him in the carrier and make sure my husband was getting out too. If I had more time, I would grab the laptop.

When the apartment building next to the one I lived in caught fire, I grabbed an external hard disk and put on my expensive boots.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:28 PM   #18
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Actually, I think I would be trying to save as much of my wine collection as possible. Books are replaceable. A lot of that wine isn't.

Oh, and yes. My wife and the puppies would be first on the list.
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Yeah, a book would not be my first thought. Definitely my laptop. It contains photos and videos as well as my writings, insurance information, years of emails, tax returns, etc.

Katie, just wanted to ask, do you have a backup of your laptop? I use Backblaze.com on the recommendation of a friend who has 15 years of web and graphic design work on her computer.
Nope. The reason you can only save one book is because you have a box under your arm with all those things in it.

Play nice - this is about the one book you would save.
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Whichever one I currently have from the library.
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