Thursday, June 11, 2009

Reading on the Island

This is really out of left field here, but I was thinking about it today.
Somewhere recently I think I saw the question asked, and for some reason I keep thinking about it.
OK, let’s say all of a sudden you are washed up on some deserted island.
You’re Tom Hanks, minus the volleyball.
Even if you’re a woman, you’re Tom Hanks, just play along with it here --
So after you wring the seawater from your pantaloons…. [what?]….. umm, you find an old cache of books.

Now, an essential part of this game [play along now] is that you have to answer the following question QUICKLY, delaying for even 10 seconds will mean that the books themselves vanish, OK?
Think of how devastating that will be!
You’re on a deserted island!
Oh yeah, another thing, there is cold beer all over and maragaritas and pina coladas and tons of sandwiches, too. And a beach umbrella.
PLUS THIS CACHE OF BOOKS.
And a nice deck chair.

So you have to leave your one-word answer [plus two-thousand word rationale essay] in the comment section of the following link… remember, no more than ten seconds of thinking going on.
The question is:

WHICH ONE OF THESE TWO AUTHORS DO YOU WANT IN YOUR DESERT-ISLAND CACHE?

Click HERE!
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4 comments:

kingmonkey said...

Sigh, I guess George Eliot, although neither are really my cup of margarita.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Well if I'm Tom Hanks, why would I want either of those? However if I'm me, Jane Austin of course! If I'm Tom, maybe a stash of Dan Brown books.... Oh and of course a book on Modern Fashion for Hair

Beth said...

Jane Austen.
(2000 word essay to follow...)

Anonymous said...

If I must choose I'd go for John Irving. Oops, was he not one of the choices?!!!
C.