|A nice island with sand and sky.|
(And certainly not Robinson Crusoe, which bores me to tears every time I think about it.)
1. The Bible.
I think that would keep me busy without the seven other choices. Preferably one with good study notes and helps, but any one will do so long as it's a good translation.
2. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Because Herbert Pocket and "what larks" and this beautiful, beautiful story of biblical justice and mercy will always be one of my favorite novels ever.
(Actually I could probably throw in seven Dickens novels and be happy, but we must not do rash things.)
3. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
I could read all my favorite Samwise bits and study things and think about things, and it would be just 'eavenly, as Maggie would say.
4. Sherlock Holmes, the complete works, by Arthur Conan Doyle
I've been working on "re-reading" Sherlock Holmes for years, and I would finally have time to get it done. I am a Holmes geek. I actually read a Sherlock Holmes commentary before a Bible commentary, for which I am ashamed.
*adds to list of things to scold oneself about*
(I do study the Bible much more than Sherlock Holmes though, just to salvage my reputation. Sherlock Holmes commentaries were once in the dear dead days beyond recall, When We Were Very Young. Brownie points for the references.)
|In looking around for pretty island photos,|
sis said "Schuyler, it would probably look like this."
Basically my favorite mystery book ever. Monk detectives. Justice. Nighttime chases. O.o
6. The House at Pooh Corner, by A.A. Milne
One might need a Comforting Sort of Book if one is on a Very Small Island. And when I outgrow my love of Milne, I will be beyond all hope.
And now I am seriously down to TWO BOOKS and I'm not nearly finished yet. Ahhhh.
7. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet Spy, by Eric Metaxas
I want to read the unabridged version again so badly and I just haven't had time. I love that book.
Stares at Freckles, Kidnapped, To Have and to Hold, Jane of Lantern Hill, and The Fisherman's Lady
8. I just can't decide. One of the above options, whichever came handiest before the ship sank. They are all too precious to split up. It would break my heart and motivate me to get off this island as soon as possible so I could return to them.
No. Wait. I think I know....
8. A very thick, very large blank notebook, which I could fill with stories.
And there you have it.
If this tag looks like fun to you, feel free to grab it for your own blog, or tell me your choices in the comments! I'd love to see your answers. :)