Stranded on a Desert Island

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February is winding down, and it is freezing cold! If you’re like us, dear reader, you might be thinking about escaping from the mountains of snow that are covering everything right now. Suddenly, situations that wouldn’t normally be appealing are starting to look a little better, like being stranded on a desert island! Just think, you might have to scavenge for food, build a shelter, and find a clever way to make fire, but at least you won’t have to shovel for an hour just to get to work on time! Suppose you were stuck on a desert island right now. Since this is escapism, maybe it isn’t such a dire situation. Maybe food and shelter washed up on the beach, so you can just relax and enjoy the alone time in a climate where it’s sunny and 78. Maybe a box of books washed up on the beach also, which ones would you like to find when you opened it? You’ve got all the time in the world now, and it’s such a nice day…

The old favorites

A lot of the SPL staff were hoping to find some personal favorite books in their desert island book box. Something they loved, and can enjoy again for the second (or third, or fourth) time. Some of these favorite titles include:

The Catcher in the Rye – by J.D. Salinger

Ishmael – by Daniel Quinn

The Stand – by Steven King

Summer Sisters – by Judy Blume

Life Expectancy – by Dean Koontz

Harry Potter – by J.K. Rowling

The Dragonlance Chronicles – by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Time Enough at Last

Some of our staff members thought about the books that they have always wanted to read, but just haven’t had the chance to do it yet. Whether the book is very long, or very complex, if you are stuck on a desert island then you don’t have to worry about it! Some of the books we would tackle are:

Don Quixote – by Miguel de Cervantes

The Brothers Karamazov – by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Shogun – by James Clavell

The complete works of William Shakespeare

The Dune series – by Frank Herbert

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – by Stephen R. Donaldson

Those books should last us a good long time. Hopefully by the time we’re done, a rescue ship will have found us. Until then, what would you be reading if you were laying on a warm sunny beach with all the time in the world?

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