Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books


So BookRatMisty is having a chat about Desert
Island Books. I first saw a response video by WordsofaReader, and I decided it was a
pretty good idea. The first category is a book you have read, and love, and want to
have to re-read. For my book, I chose Wuthering Heights, since it’s one of my favorite, and
I like to re-read it every couple of years. Every time I do, I notice something different,
and I just love how crazy and dramatic it is. I know the book and Emily Bronte really
well, so this would definitely be a comfort to have with me. The second category is a
book you haven’t read but have been meaning to. For this I chose A Heartbreaking Work
of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. As I’ve said in my last video, I’ve read the first
chapter of this, and I really love it so far. And I definitely think it would be very entertaining
and a moving read to have with me on a desert island. The third category is a series of
books. I chose A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. I chose this because I absolutely
love the first two books, and there are several more books I haven’t read, including two that
aren’t even out yet. And it would definitely be very time consuming. I get totally absorbed
by the story, so I would never get bored on the island with this series. The fourth category
is a book from your childhood. As a kid I read many books, including Baby Sitters’ Club,
Wayside School, Box Car Kids, The Indian in the Cupboard, Angelina, and so many more.
But of course, the book that took over my life in the fourth grade was Harry Potter.
I’ve read each book several times, and they will never get old. Now, technically, the
rules are one book for this choice, but you can bend the rules a little if you need to.
For example, if many books are compiled into one edition. A compilation of all seven books
into one edition would be a fearsome thing to behold, but that is what I would bring.
If I had to choose one, it would be either the first one or Half Blood Prince, since
those are my favorites. Last but not least, the fifth choice is a free choice. You can
bring whatever book you want. So for this since I love art and art history, I chose
Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 12th Ed. This was my bible in art school. But I haven’t
read every chapter since we mainly just studied Western art history. So chapters on Asia and
Africa (except for Egypt) are still unknown to me. And I figured, since we’re stuck on
a desert island, it’d be good to bring something beautiful to look at. So those are my choices,
I’d love to hear what you’d bring. Either leave a response to Misty’s original video,
or just put your picks in the comments below. Also, another rule is no survival guides.
This is an island that has all of the survival resources you need. So as always, thanks for
watching, and I’ll see you next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Ugh, I've been meaning to read A Heartbreaking Work for the longest time. I've had it for ages and just haven't had a chance. Actually, now that I think about it, I think it might be at a friends… Either way, I haven't picked it up, though the pre-book stuff, like the title page and all the little details you don't expect, crack me up.

  2. Can you do a review of Withering (or is it Wuthering? xD) Heights? I really want to read it.. but i'm not sure… anyway, great book choices! Awesome vid, keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜€ -Coleen.

  3. Definitely! I've been wanting to do a video on Wuthering Heights, and maybe some of the movie adaptations I've seen.

  4. i haven't started the game of throne series. i heard the first 2 or 3 are good then the rest are not so good cus they kill of a lot of the good characters is this true?

  5. Well some of the main characters do die, but in the first few books. Not everyone important dies though. I like George RR Martin more for not being afraid to stir things up. And it's partly supernatural, so some of these 'dead' characters may make a reappearance at some point.

  6. I would bring "The Count of Monte Cristo", "The Canterbury Tales", "Perfume", "Grimm's ย Fairy Tales", "The Alchemist", "Candide", "The Prophet", and the "Bible"

  7. 1. A book you love and would want to re-read: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (I've read the Ormsby translation and would choose the Smollett for this purpose)
    2. A book you haven't read but have been meaning to: Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory
    3. A series of books: the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
    4. Children's book: Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
    5. Free choice: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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