What objects would you bring with you?

Discuss the March 2017 Book of the Month, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
Post Reply
User avatar
ashley_claire
Posts: 408
Joined: 03 Mar 2015, 03:13
Favorite Book: The Prince of Tides
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 158
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ashley-claire.html
Latest Review: One Way or Another by Mary J. Williams

What objects would you bring with you?

Post by ashley_claire »

Kirsten chooses to keep two objects from her past and take them with her everywhere she goes. The comic and paperweight have no value to anyone else, but they remind her of a significant time in her life. What objects would you choose to travel with if you were part of the Symphony?
User avatar
kandscreeley
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 10672
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
Currently Reading: Sunshine at the Academy
Bookshelf Size: 370
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kandscreeley.html
Latest Review: Shadow's Adventure Home by Kathy Kovar

Post by kandscreeley »

That's a really tough one. A family picture and my bible.
Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.
-Louisa May Alcott
User avatar
JessieMarie84
Posts: 32
Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 21:34
Currently Reading: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Bookshelf Size: 172
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jessiemarie84.html
Latest Review: "Nightlord: Sunset" by Garon Whited

Post by JessieMarie84 »

I've been trying to figure this one out because there would be so many things that I would want to take with me but deep down if I can only take two items with me that remind me of the past, then I would take a picture of me and my kids that would have my best friend and her kids in it as well, I know I have one, and I think my bow and that I would take for protection other than reminding me of my past.
Latest Review: "Nightlord: Sunset" by Garon Whited
User avatar
Jennifer Allsbrook
Posts: 921
Joined: 23 Jul 2016, 20:35
Favorite Book: Nightlord: Sunset
Currently Reading: An American Hedge Fund
Bookshelf Size: 133
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jennifer-allsbrook.html
Latest Review: Audible Book of your Choice by Amazon

Post by Jennifer Allsbrook »

I have no idea what I would choose. Pictures of my family would be the likely only keepsakes. Everything else would be necessities - food, hygiene products, clothing, shoes, etc.
User avatar
meagahagan71
Posts: 5
Joined: 11 Mar 2017, 18:19
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by meagahagan71 »

That is a really hard question but I think the two things I would bring with me are a family picture and a old book.
User avatar
michelonline29
Posts: 261
Joined: 27 Feb 2017, 21:03
Favorite Book: The Eurasians
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 29
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-michelonline29.html
Latest Review: Demon Heart by David Crane

Post by michelonline29 »

I would probably bring a knife and a bible. The knife is for survival purposes. It would be handy in many situations. The bible, on the other hand, is for my spiritual strengthening. I know it would be a difficult journey, so having it with me will guide me in my journey.
Scerakor
Posts: 1464
Joined: 13 May 2013, 13:43
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 222
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-scerakor.html
Latest Review: chip 3 by jens pindal

Post by Scerakor »

I'm on the same page as many of the other commenters here. If I am assuming that I am with a large group who has a lot of the basic amenities (capability to make fire, boil water, hunt, etc) then I can forget the basic "survival" needs. That in mind, I would want something relatively light. For these reasons I think that it would have to be a multi-tool/Gerber type contraption as well as something to keep me amused as long as I can: a long complicated convoluted book does come to mind but I would worry about the weight.
Latest Review: chip 3 by jens pindal
User avatar
ashley_claire
Posts: 408
Joined: 03 Mar 2015, 03:13
Favorite Book: The Prince of Tides
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 158
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ashley-claire.html
Latest Review: One Way or Another by Mary J. Williams

Post by ashley_claire »

Objects that I would take with me just for the purpose of having them as keepsakes would be a picture of my family like others have mentioned, and a note that my husband wrote me 10 years ago that I still have and use frequently as a bookmark.
User avatar
breyfoglese
Posts: 42
Joined: 24 Jan 2017, 22:05
Bookshelf Size: 22
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-breyfoglese.html
Latest Review: "The Time Stone" by Jeffrey Estrella

Post by breyfoglese »

Two letters - one from my boyfriend when he was studying abroad, and one from my best friend from the summer I met him (again, assuming survival needs are met). They're lightweight, which is probably good, but something about handwritten letters is just incredibly genuine. There's a tangible quality to feeling the grooves in the paper or tracing the shape of letters that makes me feel more connected to the person than even a photograph.
Latest Review: "The Time Stone" by Jeffrey Estrella
User avatar
Wahu lucy
Posts: 6
Joined: 14 Mar 2017, 10:03
Currently Reading: The Kite Runner
Bookshelf Size: 6
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-wahu-lucy.html

Post by Wahu lucy »

This is a difficult question but if i had to pick two Objects that remind me of my last i would carry a photograph of my family and a Diary since i scribble alot of stuff in my diary that would keep me motivated and at the same time reading through any kind of material would make me alert and ready to take on any kind of danger.
User avatar
Elaine5
Posts: 216
Joined: 19 Aug 2016, 15:58
Currently Reading: Great Expectations
Bookshelf Size: 47
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-elaine5.html
Latest Review: "The pact with the Devil" by Robert J. DeLuca

Post by Elaine5 »

Tough question. I think, like many others, I would bring a picture of family. I don't typically attach meaning to objects so I can't think of an item that I would want to have with me as a memory of the past. Maybe a piece of clothing that belonged to a loved one.
Latest Review: "The pact with the Devil" by Robert J. DeLuca
User avatar
gali
Site Admin
Posts: 48961
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
2021 Reading Goal: 100
Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
Currently Reading: Killing Commendatore
Bookshelf Size: 2040
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gali.html
Reading Device: B00I15SB16
Publishing Contest Votes: 0
fav_author_id: 2484

Post by gali »

Pictures of my family and a book.
Personal pronouns: She/Her

"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)
User avatar
greenstripedgiraffe
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 834
Joined: 22 Oct 2015, 10:47
Currently Reading: The New Strong-Willed Child
Bookshelf Size: 273
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-greenstripedgiraffe.html
Latest Review: It Started at The Savoy by Bill Pullen

Post by greenstripedgiraffe »

It would have to be a Bible and then a photo album.
"no one down here" --- Up the Down Staircase
User avatar
Jasmine M Wardiya
Posts: 63
Joined: 25 Oct 2016, 04:23
Currently Reading: Darkglass Mountain #2 - The Twisted Citadel
Bookshelf Size: 238
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jasmine-m-wardiya.html
Latest Review: "A Kingdom Forgotten" by Charles W. McDonald Jr.

Post by Jasmine M Wardiya »

A family photo definitely... For the other, an old notebook/journal or one of my favourite novels... Probably the notebook. It'd be too hard to pick one novel.
Latest Review: "A Kingdom Forgotten" by Charles W. McDonald Jr.
User avatar
Owonikoko Olushola
Posts: 6
Joined: 15 Mar 2017, 21:29
Bookshelf Size: 3
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-owonikoko-olushola.html
Reading Device: B00KC6I06S

Post by Owonikoko Olushola »

That would definitely be my family picture and my diary
Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel”