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If you were stuck on a deserted island...

Post by Emily » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 4:10 pm

... and could only take 3 books, which books would you take?

I have to sell all of my books because I'm moving out of the country and they're just too heavy and take up too much space to bring them with me. I'm going to take a couple with me though, I just don't have any idea which ones!

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Post by Susan » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 4:32 pm

Emily, get rid of all your books?!?! I can't even imagine doing that! :(
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Post by donroc » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 5:10 pm

In the same bind, I would take the three that are most irreplaceable and also have sentimental meaning.
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Post by EC2 » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 5:32 pm

A really good book on desert island survival techniques to keep me alive until rescue,
The Bible - because I've read bits of it during my education but never read it in its entirety.
If a Terry Pratchett ominbus exists, I'd take that because I'd need something to make me laugh - and it would be such a brill companion to the bible and the self-help book!
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Post by Divia » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 6:22 pm

[quote=""EC2""]A really good book on desert island survival techniques to keep me alive until rescue,
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See that makes sense. I would have taken something impractical
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Post by michellemoran » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 6:57 pm

I'd steal EC's idea about the deserted island survival manual, then add Shakespeare's completed works to the list, and probably Gone With the Wind.
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Post by LCW » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 7:07 pm

I'm goona steal the survival handbook idea too!! As for the other two books I'd take Katherine by Anya Seton and Here Be Dragon's by Sharon Kay Penman.

BTW, Emily, I moved cross country and shipped my books via US mail. They're mostly science books and research material which are essential for my field but if I'd had the library of fiction I do now I would've shipped them too. You can use the media mail rate and it's really cheap. If that works for you it's a much better alternative than getting rid of so many books!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 7:10 pm

But she's moving out of the country, I don't think it'd be cheap then.

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Post by donroc » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 7:18 pm

I assumed they were to come from our collections. I have no survival books in mine.
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Post by EC2 » Sun November 23rd, 2008, 9:11 pm

[quote=""donroc""]I assumed they were to come from our collections. I have no survival books in mine.[/quote]

I do! - sort of. I have 'The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency by John and Sally Seymour - but it's tailored to the English Countryside rather than a desert island. I do have various Ray Mears survival books on my wish list though. I guess I'd take the Seymour if I had to use my home library. It does tell you how to kick limpets off rocks and how to do inshore fishing!
I have the family bible going back to the mid 18thC with some 'wonderful' illustrations and my paternal family tree down the maternal line, and I have most of Pratchett's books but would hope to have them in an omnibus so they'd count as one volume!
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