You're stranded on a deserted island, and you can only bring one book.

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  1. lovetherain profile image67
    lovetherainposted 9 years ago

    what would it be?

    it could be your favorite novel, something useful, like "how to Build a Boat Out of Driftwood", or something entertaining, like an adult magazine. Your choice!

    1. profile image0
      luabuposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The complete works of Shakespeare and tell the life boat people to take their time.
      Luabu says hi!

    2. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ...none!
      I'd figure out a way to write my own.
      Qwark

    3. AEvans profile image75
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The DaVinci Code, I could read it over and over again.

    4. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The Koran.
      Because I already have the jist of the Holy Bible in my heart/mind.  So I could always burn that Koran and know that a whole carpload of civil rights activists would find me reeeeal soon and give me a ride back to the mainland.

      tongue
      ROFL

  2. manlypoetryman profile image79
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    War and Peace...I would finally have the time to read through the whole thing!

    1. lovetherain profile image67
      lovetherainposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I brough a book on Plato once on a long car trip, so I would finally force myself to read it:)

    2. profile image57
      C.J. Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Don't waste your time. He's a bore. It's about Russia. LOL

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        So you've read War & Peace start to finish? Or you just don't like Russia?

        Having read it twice, I'd have to say that it's a very good read that has been insulted for its size far too much over the years and is in fact very worthy of being taken to a desert island.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 9 years ago

    A colouring book for me.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like that.

  4. Lisa HW profile image59
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    The biggest, fattest, most comprehensive, dictionary I could find (the kind that has lots of other stuff to look, besides just definitions).  A big, fat, dictionary with lots of stuff in it offers all kinds of "open-ended" word play, memorizing, browsing, and general "verbal entertainment" and odd kind of reading pleasure.  smile

    Besides, I could also use it as a little stool to sit on (to make myself feel a little more as if I were in a civilized living situation), a little step-stool (which might be helpful with some things involving trees), an anchor belongings if the island got windy, and any number of handy purposes.

    Yes, such a book would be cumbersome and heavy - but, heck, where would I be going anyway?  Of course, it might make handy "firewood" if I thought any helicopters might be coming by...   Oh, also - the more pages, the more "note paper" there would be if I had reason to want to leave, send, messages anywhere in some way (maybe a Hansel and Gretel type of path if I needed that.)

    1. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      messages go in a bottle into the ocean

  5. profile image59
    logic,commonsenseposted 9 years ago

    Bamboo Rafts for Dummies! smile

  6. humagaia profile image50
    humagaiaposted 9 years ago

    "How to make your own factor 50 from coconuts"

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    easy, a blank journal!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's probably the top answer.

      What do you guys do?

      +1

  8. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    The Phone Book!

    ( If you can imagine I'm stuck on an island ,then I can imagine I have a cell-phone) smile

    1. Lisa HW profile image59
      Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I actually thought of a phone book too - but I wasn't imaginative enough to imagine a cell phone.  I was just thinking a phone book offers lots of potential for word games, idle nosiness, memorizing numbers - and the rest of the stuff a dictionary (from my first post) offers.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ha !  I like that   Very clever!

  9. maven101 profile image83
    maven101posted 9 years ago

    The complete works of John Keats...

  10. melpor profile image92
    melporposted 9 years ago

    It will be my old "Boy Scout Manual".

  11. Pcunix profile image94
    Pcunixposted 9 years ago

    Mark Twain.  It doesn't matter which, though Connecticut Yankee is a good choice.

    Unless a MacBook counts as a book..

  12. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 9 years ago

    Given that everyone here has written a hub on how great the Kindle is (don't deny it) - I'm surprised no one has mentioned the, er, excellent qualities of the item.

    So a Kindle for reading and some weighty manuscript for toilet paper perhaps.

    Sorry.  Bit up myself there.

  13. WoodsmensPost profile image65
    WoodsmensPostposted 9 years ago

    Playboy archive shhh rememeber I'm the only one on my stranded island. I hear it's really good reading with great articles.

  14. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 9 years ago

    "How to survive on a deserted island."
    Somebody should have written it.

    1. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      They have, Robinson Crusoe by ? anyone know the author?

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        Home Girlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Real, not fictional. Robinson Crusoe is a fictional character of Daniel Defoe.

  15. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 9 years ago

    The Little Prince by Alexandre Saint Exupéri

  16. Ninjah Kitten profile image61
    Ninjah Kittenposted 9 years ago

    I'd bring any book I can find that's by Anne Rice.

  17. Ron Montgomery profile image62
    Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years ago

    Did the Gilligan's Island professor ever write a book?

  18. profile image53
    sunny5555posted 9 years ago

    I would bring my bible. I could read it until the day I die.

  19. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 9 years ago

    For me-probably a 'how to survive' manuel of some sort... I know, pretty boring.

  20. Hugh Williamson profile image90
    Hugh Williamsonposted 9 years ago

    "Final Exit" by Derek Humphry.  I can't find it at the library...nobody ever brings it back. smile

  21. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 9 years ago

    A photo book of all my friends and family  sad   people I'd miss.

    1. 2uesday profile image77
      2uesdayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      that is a very good idea.

    2. richtwf profile image61
      richtwfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Denise - That's a brilliant idea indeed. I'd never have thought of that one!

  22. pilesnoway profile image60
    pilesnowayposted 9 years ago

    a king or a coelho would be great. Or dc comics:D

    Or dhup BOOK(bok)kee or beef BOOK choy. I think those BOOKs are good for my tummy...anyway, those are Korean dishes...lol

  23. know one profile image60
    know oneposted 9 years ago

    Assuming I'm stranded alone, The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It's one long book really, and good for the long, lonely nights ;-)

  24. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 9 years ago

    The Bible

 
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