“If every book on the planet was going to be burned and you could save only one, which one would you choose?”
This is an incredibly difficult question to answer. I suppose it would depend on what could be of value at the time. If it were based on keeping it out of love I would have to say a Lord of the Rings bindup. But in a world where you’re burning every book a lot of words would be lost so I think it would be a good idea to keep a dictionary. Language is everything. But perhaps in such a world it would be a good idea to have a sort of survival manual.
All in all I think I would have to actually be in that situation to have a hope of deciding.
What would you do?
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