Time for a Blog Hop! And this one's a goodie! Hosted by The Blue Bookcase, this week they ask:
If you were going off to war (or some other similarly horrific situation) and could only take one book with you, which literary book would you take and why?
This is a tricky question for me, but considering that there are books that I have practically memorised, I think I'd be ok to get through any horrible situation, at least entertainment-wise. For inspiration, however, I would probably have to go with The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The ability of that family, and in fact most of the characters in the novel, to get through and overcome a whole host of horrifying situations is really inspiring, and would help give me the strength to soldier ever onwards. Although it would remind me that I didn't have my family right by my side, it would also give me the strength to get through it, so I could be reunited with them again. Also, I just generally love Tom Joad, especially that time he was Henry Fonda (although the film isn't that good. But still. Henry Fonda.)
What book would get you through the hardest time in your life? Am I crazy to want to take a book that doesn't exactly have a really happy ending?