November 20, 2003


I was reading around the blogosphere yesterday, and came across a top ten albums if you were stranded on a desert island post, and when I started to consider the idea, decided that if in that situation, Iíd ditch the albums and the solar CD player, and add a few more books. After all, Iíve got the tunes and lyrics to too many songs running around my head, and since itís a desert island, I can sing all I want and offend no one, so Iíll take the books, thanks.

That said, what books would I have?

The beginning is easy:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Joanna Cole Best-loved Folktales from Around the World
Edith Hamilton Mythology
Agatha Christie The Complete Miss Marple Mysteries (If this doesn't exists, it should)
Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchet Good Omens
Marion Zimmer Bradley The Mists of Avalon
William Goldman The Princess Bride
J.R.R. Tolkein The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy
Stephen J Gould Bully for Brontosaurus, probably, but I have two other books I have not yet read

Since I ditched the albums and CD player, that should give me at least five or six more books:
Karen Armstrong A History of God
The Complete William Shakespeare (perhaps being on a desert island will give me the opportunity to finally read the entire works)
Guy Gavriel Kay The Fionovar Tapestry
Orson Scott Card Enderís Game
Steven Brust perhaps To Reign in Hell perhaps something else
Charles de Lint this would have to be a blind grab. Possibly Dreams Underfoot, possibly Jack of Kinrowan, or Tapping the Dream Tree or Memory and Dream

Posted by Michelle at November 20, 2003 08:16 AM