Monday, 7 April 2014

Desert Island Books...

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Our Desert Island Books series continues this week with contributions from Claire Giles, who is a Library Assistant in the Griffith Library at our Dynevor Campus.
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If you were stranded on a desert island which 4 books would you like to have with you and why?

1.       Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. Love this book, makes me laugh and cry in equal measure. I first read it when I was about 14/15 and it’s a great story of friendship and mother/daughter relationships.

2.       IT by Stephen King. I blame my hatred of clowns on this book, but I still read it at least once a year and it never gets boring. Again, a book with friendship at its core – “The Loser’s Club” coming together to end Pennywise the (Dancing) Clown’s reign for good.

3.       Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Initially, I read it because I love the film, but the book is so much better. It’s the only book I’ve read, that as soon as I finished it, I turned back to the beginning and started again. Fantastic story about science vs. nature.

4.       SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman because I imagine it would come in handy…

If you could bring one of the characters to life, for company, who would you choose and why?
Alan Grant from Jurassic Park, because he’s pretty savvy at surviving in dangerous situations.

You can have one luxury item on the island with you…what would it be?

Assuming a fully-crewed yacht is not allowed; a flare gun.

You are rescued and can only take one book back with you…which one would you pick?

Jurassic Park; only because I like to think it could happen. (And I’d like a survival guide for it)

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