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14 May 2015

Desert Island Books Tag

My dear twitter friend Gill blogs over at The Book Magpie and recently posted Desert Island Books Tag. It sounded like fun so I decided to take a whirl at it!!! (I have every intention of trying to get John to do his own list, as well!)

The rules are easy. You get to pick 8 books, 1 luxury item and 1 record that you would take with you on a desert island to aide in your survival/sanity.

My luxury item was the easiest: John. No way I could survive without my boy!

My album? Not so easy but I'm going with Caedmon's Calls' Chronicles.

And now the hard part. 8 books.
So, I cheat. Kind of.

In no particular order:
1. Poirot : The Perfect Murders by Agatha Christie -- a 4-in-1 collection featuring The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, Murder in the Mews & Hercule Poirot's Christmas

2. The Complete Father Brown Mysteries by G. K. Chesterton -- because Father Brown makes me happy. Granted, this is one of the few instances where I prefer the tv version over the written ... but only slightly.

3. How To Survive on a Deserted Island by Tim O'Shei -- because, well, survival. You know?

4. The Rosewood Casket by Sharyn McCrumb -- It's the 4th in the series, but it will always be my favorite because it features my multi-great-grandmother, Nancy Ward.

5. The Annotated Peter Pan (Centennial Edition) by J.M. Barrie -- My mom was absolutely enthralled with all things Pan. I would have definitely purchased this for her had she lived long enough ... but instead I will end up getting it for myself (and John) and would take it with me because it would be almost like taking her. Okay, so not even close ... but in crow-filled spirit, anyway.

6. Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor -- any of the Lake Wobegon collections, actually. I just eeny-meeny-minie-moed and came up with this one.

7. Going Home by Thich Nhat Hanh -- first read in his Living Buddha, Living Christ in college. Loved it & haven't had a chance to read this one yet. I'm thinking being stranded I'd find time!

8. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore -- because I can't imagine being stranded without some laughs and who better than Moore and which better Moore than one on an island?

1 comment:

  1. brilliant Karen! Thanks so much for taking part. How strange we both chose an Agatha Christie, i guess we would need something to focus on and puzzle over to pass the time eh

    Gill x