To continue with the adult summer reading "Novel Destinations" theme, I want to talk about desert islands.
My almost 9 year old daughter asked me the other day what book I would bring if I were stuck on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean (her and her brother have been watching the first 3 Pirates of the Caribbean movies at home, so she has desert islands on the brain).
Before I could answer, she said, "I would bring the big Lord of the Rings Trilogy in one book because I haven't read them yet, and they are so long, when I finished, I could go back and start again since I would probably have forgotten a lot of it."
Good choice, I say, especially considering what a huge fantasy fan she is. So I thought about the question, and I think I would pick Moby Dick. I read this book back in college and loved it, but haven't read it since. With it's ocean setting, detailed passages that are begging to be read more than once, and its length, Moby Dick would keep me occupied for quite a while on a desert island.
So now it is your turn. For today's Monday Discussion, let me know what 1 book you would take if you were stranded on a desert island. Try to settle on just one. It is harder than it seems.
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