Inside the Blogosphere: In Case of Disaster, Save These Books

Over at Grasping for the Wind, John Ottinger asked:
If you had to leave your house in a hurry, and you could only grab five volumes off your shelf, which five would they be and why?
Ironically, John posed this question sometime before the disaster in Japan. His question, though, was sparked by a series of wildfires in Central Florida. It’s still a pertinent question, no matter what the disaster.
Go and check out the answers others gave.
http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2011/03/21/inside-the-blogosphere-in-case-of-disaster-save-these-books/

Books Read to Date, March 21 2011

9. The Alchemist in the Shadows, Pierre Pavel
8. The Quantum Thief, Hanno Rajanemi
7. The Iron Khan, Liz Williams
6. The Unremembered, Peter Orullan
5. Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff
4. The Hidden Reality, Brian Greene
3. God’s War, Kameron Hurley
2. Hard Magic, Laura Anne Gilman
1. Hell and Earth, Elizabeth Bear
5 Fantasy novels, 2 SF novels, 2 Non fiction books.

In case of disaster, save these books

John Ottinger, over at Grasping for the Wind, has a coincidentally appropriate topic for the blogosphere:
If you had to leave your house in a hurry, and you could only grab five volumes off your shelf, which five would they be and why?
Five books to save from disaster. Not a desert island question, but, still…Tough.
Okay, here goes:
Silverlock, John Myers Myers
The complete book of Amber, Roger Zelazny
The well filled tortilla (a cookbook),
My 1E D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide
My copy of the 2E edition of Nobilis
Why these? Because in the main they would be a pain to replace, and if I didn’t have the funds to replace my lost books for a while, they would still be a seed of books for me to begin again with my book buying. And the cookbook is useful–for cooking!