I just finished going through my books and if I thought clothes were tough, I had NO IDEA the separation anxiety that would be caused by the book choice. Here they are, the finalists, the winners of an all-expenses paid trip to Paris for an indefinite period of time:
1,000 Places to see before you die
Lonely Planet Italian phrasebook
The little book of the Louvre
France Travel guide
The Feast of Love by Baxter
Siddhartha by Hesse
The Alchemist by Coelho
The Lover by Duras
Dubliners by Joyce
Paradise Lost by Milton
Thrown in for good measure: Let's Go Europe 2006, Webster's dictionary, my college American history text book and the Bible.
The fiction that I'm bringing never ceases to inspire me (and in some cases, intimidate as well). Guests in Paris are encouraged to bring a book to build the collection in exchange for lodging, fresh croissants, and a damn good time.