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Old 04-17-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
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Your House Is On Fire

You can only save one book. Which will it be?

Mine would be my King James Authorised Version of the Bible. Not for any religious reasons but because it was a birthday gift for my 10th birthday from my maternal grandmother. I was 3 years younger than her other grandchildren because she said I loved books and took great care of them.

I loved the language of the King James version. None of the subsequent versions have held a candle to it.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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My bank book!
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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My bank book!
That doesn't count. It would be in your safe box with your keys, insurance policies, passport, etc., ready to grab when the fire alarm sounds.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:01 PM   #4
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My house is on fire and I want to save a book?!
What is this, Farenheit 451?
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:07 PM   #5
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Probably my laptop because many cherished photos are scanned and saved there, as are our wedding photos.

All important papers and valuables are stored in a fireproof safe in a secure part of the house.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:06 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:29 AM   #7
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My bank book!
Although not quite the same as a 'book'---- funny reply!

But why would I want to save my bank book when there's nothing in it!
(Does anyone use them anymore?)
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:05 AM   #8
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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.
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I would not be grabbing a book. Hello? A book? I would grab my dog, and then if I could grab s/thing else, I would grab the painting(s) a friend did of my dog. Everything of value (jewelry, etc.) is in the safe deposit box at the bank. Everything else could be replaced--not with the memories, but could be replaced.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:04 PM   #10
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Still thinking.

A book wouldn't be the first thing I'd think of----- an original pastel by a famous artist would probably be my first ''save", if I could heft it. (It's large)

But perhaps the OP doesn't mean what is the first THING you would save---- just the first BOOK saved after the cat and dog were thrown out the window? Oh, the window on the first floor.

So---- I'm still thinking. It would have to be a book that I couldn't replace sometime.
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