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

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  1. lovetherain profile image70
    lovetherainposted 10 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 10 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 image61
      qwarkposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

    3. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

    4. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 10 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 image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 10 years ago

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

    1. lovetherain profile image70
      lovetherainposted 10 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 image58
      C.J. Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. WryLilt profile image93
        WryLiltposted 10 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 image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 10 years ago

    A colouring book for me.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like that.

  4. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 10 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 image97
      Sue Adamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      messages go in a bottle into the ocean

  5. profile image69
    logic,commonsenseposted 10 years ago

    Bamboo Rafts for Dummies! smile

  6. humagaia profile image52
    humagaiaposted 10 years ago

    "How to make your own factor 50 from coconuts"

  7. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 10 years ago

    easy, a blank journal!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
      Mark Ewbieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's probably the top answer.

      What do you guys do?

      +1

  8. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 10 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 image67
      Lisa HWposted 10 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 image84
      Denise Handlonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ha !  I like that   Very clever!

  9. maven101 profile image79
    maven101posted 10 years ago

    The complete works of John Keats...

  10. melpor profile image93
    melporposted 10 years ago

    It will be my old "Boy Scout Manual".

  11. Pcunix profile image93
    Pcunixposted 10 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 image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 10 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 image66
    WoodsmensPostposted 10 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 10 years ago

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

    1. Sue Adams profile image97
      Sue Adamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

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        Home Girlposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

  15. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 10 years ago

    The Little Prince by Alexandre Saint Exupéri

  16. Ninjah Kitten profile image60
    Ninjah Kittenposted 10 years ago

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

  17. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 10 years ago

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

  18. profile image55
    sunny5555posted 10 years ago

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

  19. Denise Handlon profile image84
    Denise Handlonposted 10 years ago

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

  20. Hugh Williamson profile image87
    Hugh Williamsonposted 10 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 image84
    Denise Handlonposted 10 years ago

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

    1. 2uesday profile image74
      2uesdayposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      that is a very good idea.

    2. richtwf profile image60
      richtwfposted 10 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 10 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 image61
    know oneposted 10 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 image60
    richtwfposted 10 years ago

    The Bible

 
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