What objects would you bring with you?

Discuss the March 2017 Book of the Month, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
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Post by EmperorOfBooks » 31 Mar 2017, 16:34

If I had to take things that reminded me of my past, then I would take a family photo and a sketchbook, to remind me of the things I would see almost every single day, but to remind myself that I have to try to survive in the situation I'm in. Also, the paper would be good to feed a fire ;)

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Post by Kdonegan91 » 31 Mar 2017, 18:49

My Bible and a family picture. Then pray God provides all my basic necessities.
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Post by Ckennedy » 01 Apr 2017, 00:25

I would have to bring a picture of my family. That one is a no brainer for me. The second, which was much harder for me to pick would be my stuffed dog from when I was a child. Both my son and I charish it very much.

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Post by dhwanis » 01 Apr 2017, 02:17

It's interesting to note that most have picked a picture of their families. The first thought that I had was the same, a picture of my family. The second would be tricky, but I guess I would have to go with food.

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Post by NerdGirl91 » 01 Apr 2017, 12:20

I would take a book that I know I can re-read many times to keep me entertained, which of course would be Harry Potter. I will have to re-read the series to determine which book, although I have a love for Half Blood Prince so leaning toward that one. The other would be a picture of my mom, brother, boyfriend, and me together.

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Post by AA1495 » 02 Apr 2017, 10:54

A gift or letter with some meaning and like everyone else, a picture.

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Post by Insomniac07 » 02 Apr 2017, 12:01

So many of my most vivid memories are related to books, so I'd take a book as a keepsake. Then maybe something like a knife for protection.

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Post by Tmn126 » 02 Apr 2017, 17:12

EmperorOfBooks wrote:If I had to take things that reminded me of my past, then I would take a family photo and a sketchbook... Also, the paper would be good to feed a fire ;)
Sentimental and practical: a winning combination.

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Post by Jessica Samuelsen » 02 Apr 2017, 20:23

I would bring my bible and a picture of my family.

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I would bring my bible and my family picture..

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Post by ZenaLei7 » 02 Apr 2017, 20:28

The two objects I would choose would be a family photo and a bag to store my things in.
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Post by hailvilla18 » 04 Apr 2017, 09:52

It took me time to decide what to bring. I have chosen to bring a family picture. When I have the picture, I'd think my family members are always by my side to guide me. Another that I would bring is the Bible. The words of God develop my strong character and establish a good foundation of my spiritual fitness.

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Post by Rebecca Henderson » 04 Apr 2017, 17:16

If I had to pick two objects to travel with, I think I would choose a bracelet I received from a loved one and a necklace made from a shot shell. While they're both jewelry, the bracelet would remind me of my loved one, and the necklace actually holds small objects in it. If I found things along the way in my journey, I could store them there.

I thought about bringing along my laptop or at least a journal to write in, but I feel like those things are perishable. Plus, if there's no electricity then I can't plug my laptop in, and what happens if I run out of paper? Or ink?

Two things you could bring with you . . . I feel like this could be part of a really cool story, something post-apocalyptic maybe!

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Post by Katherine Smith » 05 Apr 2017, 13:00

This topic is also hard for me to decide. On one hand, I agree with those who want to take survival tools like a multipurpose knife. I also think that some kind of book for psychological healing because I am not particularly religious. I would like to take along some kind of survival story like this book.

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Post by stoppoppingtheP » 07 Apr 2017, 16:59

Wow, so many people have chosen to bring photos. This shows how much we value our loved ones. I would also bring photos. If I could I would have also brought a 3D printer, but I think I'll settle for a knife for survival purposes.

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Post by psychopathycathy » 08 Apr 2017, 20:38

Too many things, honestly. Probably the last book of Harry Potter; it might not serve a practical purpose either but it's always given me hope. And for my second thing, maybe a photo album.

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