Yes, we’re writers, but we’re readers first. Part of the reason I wanted to write was to give others the transporting experience I’ve had, reading a wonderful book, and ‘waking up’ hours later, unaware of my surroundings. Or consciously slowing down, toward the end of a book, just so I won’t be done. Yes, I can reread it, but I’ll never again experience it for the first time.
So I started thinking . . . If I were stuck on a deserted island, all alone, what books would I want with me?
I don’t mean survivalist literature – I’m talking, ‘keep me sane while I’m waiting for the cavalry to show up’ books. I chose an arbitrary limit of 10, then tried to decide. The first couple were easy – they popped right into my head.
But after that it got tougher.
See how I got flaky at the end? Too many good books!!!
What are your Deserted Island Books? I’d love to hear about them.
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