Thursday, 22 March 2018

Chuckles Chat #61 Desert Island Books

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This week it is just a bit of a fun topic to talk about. Lets imagine you were stranded on a beautiful and deserted island. It has a beach with fish, trees with fruit and berries, vegetation, caves to shelter in, wood to prepare fires, and waterfalls for clean water. Cases of food have washed ashore with you to ensure that you won't starve. And to your delight a handily waterproof suitcase of books has made it to the beach as well. What books do you want to see in the case?

Firstly I want to be eating as well as I can so I want to see books about survival

John Wiseman-SAS Survival Guide 
This book is all about how to survive in the wild, everything from catching your food, building a fire to using your natural resources for survival. It's a pocket sized book but full of great information and I do carry a copy wherever I go.

Collins Gem Food For Free
I have this in my survival bag but it is specific to a geographical area so I'd need to have something with a more tropical theme to it but certainly something similar!

Books for fun!

JK Rowling-Harry Potter
Stephen King-It, The Stand
George RR Martin-A Song Of Ice And Fire  
Suzanne Collins-The Hunger Games
Michael Stephen Fuchs-Arisen
ZA Recht-Morningstar Trilogy
Robert Boren-Bug Out
Jeaniene Frost-Night Huntress
Patricia Briggs-Mercy Thompson
Philippa Gregory-The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance
Steve Harris-Adventureland
Kevin Hearne-Iron Druid
Rick Jones-The Valley
Hunter Shea collection
Melanie Karsak-The Harvesting
James R Tuck-Deacon Chalk
Jack Kilborn-Afraid

22 comments:

  1. Hmmm fun game. I would have a hard time. I assume I didn’t think yonpack island survival books before crashing into an island so I would probably have a bunch of books I haven’t read. Now if I knew I would be stranded. Still hard. The wrath and the dawn would have to be there. And lunar chronicles. Walking dead graphic novels. Maybe some island recipe books.

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    1. You could build a shelter out of the hardback omnibus Walking Dead editions! You're right of course, generally we take an ereader or a few unread books with us!

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  2. If I have food and Harry Potter, I’m set for life. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. I'll have to check out SAS Survival Guide! And yes to have th\e HP series with me!

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  4. I want to see the entire Iron Druid Chronicles so I would finally have time to read them. I'd also like to see lots of horror, old faves and new ones, because I will need to get my life off of the horrific things that might happen so let's read about things and people worse off that I am. I want the entire GoT series, COMPLETED (do you hear that Mr. Martin???) and lots of dog books. Plus, my suitcase will need a secret portal so I can go grab my dogs and also have a way to transport back and forth between the island and my city library!

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    1. I think we can assume that Mr Barb and the dogs would wash ashore with you! Not sure we could do anything for the portal though! I do agree, it would have to be the complete Game of Thrones. I might do another post about DVDS on my island...

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  5. Looks like some good choices there, Chuckles. Books and food. That's all you need in life anyway!

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    1. Did I mention that there are no snakes, spiders, fog monsters or dinosaurs on the island? And no mozzies or tourists to spoil things!

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  6. Fun question! I'd definitely want a variety of genres, and some of those longer reads, the ones with 400+ pages, that I've been putting off, and a series or two as well, because on a deserted island I'd finally have enough time to read an entire series from the start to the end. :D

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    1. It kind of sounds just what I need-a quiet island, plenty of provisions and nothing to do but eat and read!

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  7. WOW, well first I would like to get that guide as I think it would totally handy to have for life.
    Second, I would want it filled with Thrillers, Horror and a few romances in it, so I had a variety. I would like to see a lot of Dean Koontz and Stephen King in there. But, would be happy with most in this genre. I like this game its kinda nifty.

    Mary

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    1. It's a fun thing to think about isn't it! Books, food and chilling out!

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  8. Where is this island? As long as we can figure out food, I am there with the collection of books you are bringing. I might have to add some Ilona Andrews to the pile as well.

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    1. No damaging my spine or folded corners on my pages if I let you borrow one!

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  9. A Song of Ice and Fire and The hunger Games- yup! Those would keep me busy on an island! The SAS Survival Guide would be a must!

    I like the sound of this island by the way

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    1. I'm already wishing I was there! It would be great to just laze and read and walk around the island...

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  10. Nice choices and smart ones too. I'd definitely have some King and Koontz in there. Its a beautiful island so horror would be my genre of choice. LOL I'd also like to have my collection of The Dragonrider's Of Pern.

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    1. Yeah maybe a few more horrors on the list...I had a hard time just picking that suitcase load!

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  11. Ugh, I can never decide what I want for my desert island books -- I swear my choices change every time I'm asked. Just... let me have my ereader and an outlet to charge it, please! Solar cells or something! *grin*

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