Thursday, April 17, 2014

Deserted Island with Melissa from Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Weekly Feature here at Snowdrop Dreams  of Books where authors and bloggers share what five books and what five other items they would want with them if they were ever stuck on a  deserted island and why they chose them. Some posts are serious, some  are extremely silly and some are mixture. Check back every week to see what your favourite authors and bloggers would pick. Click here if you would like to participate.
Melissa Eclectic BookshelfI'm excited to welcome Melissa to be a part of the Deserted Island feature here on my blog. Melissa is the blogger over at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf. I love her Cat Thursday posts! We are both big cat lovers and book lovers. And well I love her reason for picking The Bible as one of her books... it's pretty much the same reasons I would read it through too.

5 books:

1The Complete Works of Shakespeare -  It would give me quite a bit of reading and re-reading time and I've always felt that I should read more of The Bard.
2.  The Complete Sherlock Holmes - I've loved Holmes since I was a child and would love the time to read and reread all the stories.
3.  The Bible - I'm not really religious, but I've always thought that it would be great to have read the whole Bible. Not only would I be able to kick some butt on Jeopardy...but I'd be much more educated during discussions...assuming I escape the island!
4.  SAS Survival Handbook - When not escaping from my situation, I'll need help dealing with it!
5. A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants - I'd need to know what I could safely eat!  




5 Items:

1. A Tent - I love nature...but I need a little bit of separation to feel safe...plus it would give me plenty of time to build a shelter
2. A Sleeping bag - No matter how hot it is...I can't sleep without heavy blankets...and I think sleep will be crucial to survival
3. A Swiss Army Knife - Self explanatory
4. BlastMatch Fire Starter - I probably won't have anything to cook (What does a vegetarian need to cook on an island?) but fire will be crucial for surviving cold nights, chasing off unwelcome critters, and of course...reading after the sun sets.
5. A First Aid kit - last thing I need to to die from a scratch due to lack of antibiotics! Plus I also get horrid headaches and would need medicine with me.

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Thanks Melissa!

14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me Chrystal!! What fun!

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    1. Thank you for being a part of my feature!

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  2. Lookat Melissa being all logical with the SAS book. That is a totally brilliant idea :)

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    1. Thanks for checking my feature out. It's always fun to see what books people would choose.
      Would you be interested in being a part of the feature?

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  3. Agreed! I wouldn't have thought of that. And yay, I thought I was the only one who can't sleep without heavy blankets even in summer. :)

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    1. I have to sleep with blankets on too, no matter how hot it is outside. ;)

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  4. Great answers. Your bible answer made me smile.

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    1. I loved Melissa's Bible answer too. :)

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  5. Most excellent choices, I do hope there are some coffee plants on that island though.

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    1. Thanks for checking out Melissa's guest post!

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  6. Good choices! I'd bring the Kushiels Legacy series though because they are long and entertaining and books I could reread many many times. The Survival Guide and Edible plant guide are a good idea for sure!

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  7. Love your selections Melissa. Great feature!

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