Thursday, November 28, 2013

Deserted Island: Shelleyrae from Book'd Out!

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.

This week another of my favourite book bloggers has decided to let us in on her Deserted Island choices - Shelleyrae from Book'd Out! I always love to see what books others would choose to read on the island and Shelleyrae didn't dissapoint - see for yourself.  

If you were stranded on a deserted island:

1) Which five books would you want with you and why?

The Stand by Stephen King because it is a chunkster and one of the few books I would consider rereading

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to keep my tiny mind sharp

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis because they combine fantasy, adventure and romance and when the island's animals (or trees) start talking to me I won't be so surprised

Carpentaria by Alexis Cartright because I have been meaning to read it for ages and haven't got around to it, plus it's Australian so I won't feel so homesick

The SAS Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman because I will need whatever help I can get

2) Which five items would you want with you and why?

* Zip lock bags - lots of zip lock bags! I love zip lock bags, I use them for everything and I have no doubt I would find them useful even on a desert island, from collecting rain water to using them in place of fishing nets and keeping sand out of stuff!

* Matches - so I have light to read by at night, oh and fire of course.

* Duct tape - my husband assures me that with duct tape one can make or fix anything

* The biggest Swiss army knife you can buy - a real one, from Switzerland - not a cheap knockoff where the scissors don't cut a thing and the corkscrew snaps the first time you use it.

* Toilet paper - surely that doesn't need an explanation

You can find Shelleyrae around the web:  


  1. You're courageous if you would want to be alone on a deserted island with Stephen King! ;-)

  2. Ha-ha...good one, Laura.

    Great list, Shelleyrae....I think I'll avoid desert islands, though. LOL

  3. One way ticket home and a boat to get me an island with an airport! Good list!

  4. I love how practical you are! I have been told many times that duct tape (which I'm embarrassed to admit I only just found out wasn't spelled duck tape) can fix anything! I'd also bring Narnia with me. I love those books.

  5. I'm not sure I'd want to be reading a Stephen King book stranded on my own on a desert island... Assuming I really was alone... :)

    I agree with whyanot... Very practical! :)

  6. Thanks for inviting me to be part of your feature Chrystal!


I read every comment and try to reply to them all. Thanks for visiting my little piece of the blogosphere.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...