Desert Island books

Otter Perry ottertee at
Thu Jan 13 21:28:00 EST 2005

On Thursday, January 13, 2005, at 02:22 PM, Mark Allums wrote:

> Speaking of Deserted Island books, has that thread been done on this 
> list?  I often enjoy seeing what other people consider essential. 
> Personally, I'd leave Shakespeare at home.  The Lord of the Rings 
> deserves to be read every so often, though, so it would probably end 
> up on my list.  I'd only want a dictionary if I were reading a 
> difficult passage or doing research, so the OED is out.  I think that 
> I could live without the Bible if I were truly alone there for an 
> extended period. Instead, I'd want something escapist that would stand 
> up to rereading. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass 
> come to mind.

How many books can we take?


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