Elizabeth of As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves, has been running this weekly feature for a couple of months now. Inspired by the Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451, Elizabeth asks us to ponder the question: Which 5 books do you think would be important enough to save and why?
I have taught this book in my English 1 class for the past 3 years and find the premise fascinating (in this futuristic world books are banned from society, and if a book is found, fireman are called to burn them. The protagonist fireman in this story, Montag, quickly realizes that books should be saved, not destroyed). When Elizabeth first wrote about this idea (a class activity that her mother uses when teaching the novel), I knew that this was something I wanted to include in my lesson plans this year. I wrote Elizabeth, asking her if she would mind if I copied this idea, and she responded with a resounding “YES” — and “would you mind being a guest post contributor”. How could I refuse.
So, this week is my week. If you are interested, please visit her blog to read my choices for the 5 “must save” books. And while there, please check out her other posts and book reviews. I consider her blog one of several “must read” blogs that I follow each week.