Some of us are writing geeks.
To say that "Creative Writing" was my favorite subject in school would be an understatement. To this day I love the smell of a freshly-sharpened pencil and the sound of a new journal making that snap noise as I crack the spine for the first time.
I can't help myself.
My husband, darling man that he is, hates old book smell. I adore it like a distinct perfume. Just walking into a cozy bookstore, especially a musty one with narrow aisles and books up to the ceilings is a piece of heaven.
Speaking of that pungent old book fragrance, I have an important question for you:
If you were stranded on a deserted island
which three books would you want to have with you?
This is not including the Bible, encyclopedic compilations, anthologies by various authors or the complete works of Tolkein or anyone else in one volume.
And it does not include your "Ebook", your "ipad"
or your personal handheld computer/phone complete with kindle because
1) your battery would die before you enjoyed two days on that solitary gulag.
2) of course, as we all know, if you were so clever to have brought your ipad, you would be able to Google five hundred ways to make a raft out of coconut bark, a life vest from sea sponge, and how to craft a gps phone out of crab shells. For that matter, you would have texted the Coast Guard hours ago and been airlifted to Guam before you finished reading this post.
And that would take all the fun out of my game.
So what three books you would have with you
on a deserted island, and why?
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis, because it involves being stranded on an island of sorts, and blows my mind a bit.
The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy Sayers, because it makes me want to be better.
The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie, because it's chock-full of mysteries told in different voices, and I think I would need a little mindless fun whilst contemplating a solitary sea-blown future.
If you are ever stranded on a deserted island, let's hope we're talking about the warm tropical kind of island, and not arctic freeze-your-fingers-off island.
Now, if you were stranded on Dessert Island...
Which dessert would you be ordering?
My dessert: Crust-less Coconut Cream Pie (would that just be pudding?)
Heck, let's just make it one of those chocolate donuts with oozy pudding inside.
I'm off to my own private deserted island for a week. Okay, not a real island; it's the Oregon coast, and will it be private? Nope, I'm dragging my little brood with me. But will there be an internet connection there? That's the big question. Until next week, my blog pals!!