Friday, November 13, 2009

Stranded...


Some days, the urge to disappear for a week on a desert island is quite strong.


Today is one of those days.

So, since I can't purposefully strand myself on a island (and really, would I want to without pool-side service and electricity??), I'll stick to what I do best - imagining.


But I need to pack an imaginary suitcase, so help me, will you? What TWO BOOKS (besides your Bible!) would you want to take with you if you knew you were going to be stranded and could only read those two books for the next indefinite period amount of time? (and don't start on the logic of KNOWING you're going to be stranded and packing cell phones and radios and smoke signals. lol)

I know one of mine would be The Shape of Mercy. Still pondering my second...

8 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

To the Hilt by Dick Francis

The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters


but if you asked me tomorrow, I might change my mind.

Edna said...

I think one of mine would be "Returen to Love" by our own Betsy and then the second would be any of the Amish books, I love to read those.


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Georgiana said...

I love this question. One is Wuthering Heights, because you can dig and dig into the layers and stay entertained for a good long while. The other...let's see...it might have to be funny because a deserted island is desolate and whatnot...maybe a Meg Cabot or a Sophie Kinsella so I could keep rereading the funny parts. Only they wouldn't be funny anymore.

Trudi Rose said...

I would take Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" and Jane Austen's "Persuasion" because I can read both over and over again and not get tired of them. While I might enjoy a lighter book for distraction on an deserted island, they only take me a few hours to read, and I'd rather have books that took my longer to enjoy.

But, I'd rather not be separated from any of my books!

Linda said...

My first would be Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers and the other would be Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard.

jenness said...

Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston would be one choice. It's got lots of zany humor, and I think it has some crazy poems I could memorize, too, if I got really really bored. :-) Still thinking on the second one...Could we pick a non-fiction book? Since it usually takes me forever to read one, that would probably be a good idea. :-)

Lori said...

First instinct: I'd take Pride and Prejudice and Stepping Heavenward. I've read those two books so many times I have parts memorized. Which leads to my second instinct-- if I have them memorized why would I need them? So now, I'm taking Geoffrey Wood's Leaper for some solid laughs and C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity because it would probably take a lifetime on a deserted island to soak in all that truth.

But like Erica said, ask me tomorrow and I'll change my mind. :)

Christiana said...

What a fun post! Probably the smart thing to do would be to take some kind of "Desert Island Survival for Dummies" book, or "How to Build a Boat Out of Driftwood and Palm Leaves." If such a thing doesn't exsist, it should! You just never know...

Gosh, only two books? That's so hard. Do I take two new books so that I have something to escape in my mind with for a little while, or do I take two tried-and-true favorites, knowing for sure they'd be good reads?

Hmmm... I guess one of the Sisterchicks books, maybe Sisterchicks Do the Hula? That's kind of tropical. Love Robin Jones Gunn. The woman changed my life.

For the other, I'd have to go with something epic and complicated to keep my mind occupied for long periods of time. Something like The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye. It's 960 pages long.

Or, I could just take a blank journal (assuming I could also pack a pen?) and write my own story!