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Initial post: Apr 23, 2012 9:36:38 AM PDT
Splinker says:
By day two, you would trade it for a lasagna. But if you were shipwrecked, what one book would you like to have with you?

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 9:54:02 AM PDT
MommaCat says:
Doesn't a Kindle count as one? ; P

I'd take The Stand if not.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 9:57:35 AM PDT
Splinker says:
Not a bad choice. I would go with "How To Survive on a Deserted Island."

If no one has written that yet, then maybe the "The Talisman."

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 10:01:10 AM PDT
Miss M says:
I second MommaCat - today's seasoned world traveller should never set sail without a fully-loaded Kindle, encased in a cover with a solar-powered charger...

But if we're hanging out with the folks from Gilligan's Island, I'd go for The Stories of John Cheever

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:03:25 AM PDT
MommaCat says:
That solar powered charger! Awesome idea!

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 10:08:50 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 1:23:44 PM PDT
Splinker, The Talisman is a good one!

Much as I love King and Straub though, I would probably go with Boy's Life by Robert McCammon.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 1:30:36 PM PDT
Sally says:
I would probably go with the Bible - not because I am terribly religous, but because it has lots of stories, history, poetry that would keep me entertained and reading for a long time.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 1:39:31 PM PDT
twinny says:
Encyclopedia Brittanica - might have instructions for making a raft! And I could read about all the things I would never be likely to see again.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 3:21:58 PM PDT
Zen Druid says:
Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: All and Everything: AND All and Everything (Arkana). A desert island is the only way I'm ever going to finish it!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 4:41:15 PM PDT
Splinker says:
Not Fifty Shades of Gray?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 4:42:17 PM PDT
G. says:
@Charlene: Boy's Life has been moved up on my TBR; do you think this rivals "The Talisman"?. If it does, then it is a very high recommendation. I just need to finish my current books, and crack it open!

By the way, I have encouraged your Horror book reader's group on another thread (for Ms. Mayhem). I think you have started a wonderful tradition on that forum! I am starting to read the latest book.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 6:46:42 PM PDT
Twostory says:
One called How To Survive On A Deserted Island.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 7:39:27 PM PDT
Cphe says:
It would have to be
The Never Ending Story.

Sometimes I wish for a "good book" and a "padded room" somewhere
So how long would I be marooned for.....it sounds promising

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 5:44:37 AM PDT
No. I don't normally jump on a bandwagon to read new popular books.
OF course, the exceptions would be any new King or McCammon books. : )
Your reply to Char's Horror Corner's post:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 5:45:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2012 5:46:32 AM PDT
It probably is a closer rival to IT. It's a coming of age story but without Pennywise. It's fabulous.
BTW, I'm going to send you an invite to a new McCammon group on GR. : )

As far as the horror group goes, thanks! I'm just nervous we won't be able to keep our rather flexible style going, but I'm going to try. : )

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 6:10:32 AM PDT
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition To remind me things could be worse.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 6:33:34 AM PDT
Andie says:
Well, if I really couldn't bring my kindle, I'd definitely bring a survival book. Failing that, The Stand. The uncut version, obviously. Presumably I'd have lots of time on my hands.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 7:07:03 AM PDT
Sally says:
Have you read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton?

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 7:08:28 AM PDT
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Identifying & Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants (And Not So Wild Places)

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 7:37:27 AM PDT
Andie says:
Boat Building - well played!

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 7:53:19 AM PDT
MommaCat says:
I know what I would bring! A first edition Dickens or Gutenberg Bible. That way I could send up smoke signals saying I had it and would sell it "cheap". I would be rescued quickly then. : )
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Initial post:  Apr 23, 2012
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