22 May 2012

Desert Island Books

Ok.  This page is dusty.  And I haven't been properly contributing to our little corner of the internet.  I won't apologise, because I am the dictator of this blog.  But I will start commenting and being a positive citizen again.


English reading and upcoming 24 hour book sale is fuelling  my perpetual book obsession.  This tag via kayleyreads looked spiffing.  Theoretical debate on what to bring to a desert island.  No survival books allowed.  There is only room for sentimentality on this life raft.
A book you have read & would like to re-read.
One of the John Green Triumvirate.  Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska or The Fault in Our Stars.  I'd glue the covers together to form one glorious volume.  Doubt I could decide.

A book you have never read & would like to read.Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  Or Grapes of Wrath.  Actually probably LOTR.  To satisfy need for fiction and history.

A childhood book.Anne of Green Gables.  No question.

A series.The Chronicles of Narnia.  Can't think of any series I really care about enough to want to take.  Wish I was less generic with these choices.  Maybe I should just take multiple copies of Dancing with Cats.  I hope there are cats on this island.

Random choice!
Something satisfying and uninspired like Complete Works of Shakespeare.

Am interested in what words others would wish to take.  Maybe we could be stranded on the same island and form a library.


  1. Hey,I remember you!!!
    Hmm,I have not heard of this John Green.I'm always interested in something new!
    My answers would be:
    1:probably a Frances Mayes memoir
    2:a Dostoyevsky (sp?!cousln't be bothered looking it up!)
    3:any Enid Blyton
    4:The Dark is Rising sequence
    5:Something on gardening by the beach!!!


  2. Hello and welcome back. Like Helga, i have not heard of John Green. Describe his writing style in less than 20 words. Perhaps? Anyway, I have not read The Dark is Rising which Helga mentions but I have read the Chronicles of Narnia and managed 2.75 of the LOTR trilogy. Must update my "to read" list.

    1. Hi again, it was great to see you yesterday - such a lovely surprise to see a fellow blogger in person. Yes, I would love to catch up, peony_lover13@yahoo.com.au hope to hear from you soon, Penny-Rose

  3. Glad to have you back on board. I have read LOTR 3 2/3 times. I used to read it every summer - pure escapism. I also love 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'The Snow Goose' by Paul Gallico is old but good.

    You could make a Desert Island DVD collection too.

    Actually, I like the sound of a Dessert Island collection as well.

  4. You're back! I tried to read LoTR but I got kind of bored. I loved the Hobbit though. Thinking about this stressed me out a bit. I'm pretty sure that's not normal but I just want to take all the books to the hypothetical desert island, you know?
    1. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
    2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    4. Do all the Agatha Christie books count as a series? Fine, just the Hercule Poirot ones then.
    5. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

  5. I wanna be stranded in a library. :(

    I tried to read the Hobbit and LOTR! I gave up, just found them really cloying, but I know I ought to read them. They do define fantasy rather a lot. Sigh.

    A book you have read & would like to re-read: Anything by Tove Jansson. Yeah she did the Moomin cartoons but her 'adult' books are so bloody perfect I could cry. "The Summer Book," is pretty much my bible. Sad it's so short.

    A book you have never read & would like to read: I actually have Grapes of Wrath waiting too. Or the complete Sherlock Holmes. Or, "One Hundred years of solitude." Or- I'd better stop.

    A childhood book: Sabriel by Garth Nix. Got me into fantasy. I WAS NEVER THE SAME AGAIN.

    A series: Oh it might have to be Narnia. Hm, or the "Crossing the Wall," books of which Sabriel is one. Or, er... Sherlock Holmes counts here too right?

    Random choice!
    "The God of Small Things," by Roy, though mind you I can near recite it now.

    Nice to see you again. ^^


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