Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's the End of the World as We Know It


...So how do you feel? Fine?

I hope so! You'll need to save your energy for Tuesday, May 31st, for all those amazing books coming out. Like athletes preparing for a competition, you have to practice, practice, practice! Grab those books. Devour their contents, one page at a time!

Think you can do that?

I know I'm going to be working on the very same thing. After all, when Blood of the Wicked comes out, I'll be reading it, too. I have to! There's something I love about that new book smell. Or, for you digital readers, that new book download bar.

I think that'd be the biggest issue I'd have with any end of the world scenario, really. What are the odds that books don't survive the transition? If you think about it, they're nothing more than fragile paper. Paper is flammable. It gets wet and pulpy. It doesn't hold up well.

And I, unfortunately, need books.

In my Dark Mission series, most things in life worth reading have transitioned to the equivalent of e-readers. What paper is used is recycled again and again, and only the really decadent types waste it. After all, everything has to be imported to a closed off city, right? Which means that books are rare. More, after the cataclysms, the old stories weren't exactly high on the list of "Things We Need to Survive".

Can you imagine a life without Shakespeare? Without Jane Austen? Without romance books?

Makes you shiver, doesn't it?

So, hypothetical for you: Say it's the end of the world. If you could only pick one thing to take with you, what would it be?

7 comments:

Sheree said...

My boyfriend's grandfather made a tool that was something like a hoe on one side and a hatchet on the other and with which he could pretty much make anything he needed. That'd be my choice to take with me. Of course, this assumes that I would know how to use a hoe and a hatchet to make things, but I'm sure I can learn.

Leanne109 said...

A huge box of water resistant matches lol

Suzanne Brandyn said...

My husband. :) I couldn't imagine life without him.

leisa said...

my shih-tzu...Jessie...

Danielle Gorman said...

My Kindle. I just have to have something to read.

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Aik said...

I'd bring either clean water or food supplies. I'm a practical person. Haha!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

US Military Wife said...

LOL I have to say my husband he is a can do man! oh yeah and my 2 little ones :)
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