As someone who likes to keep things organised and in a rhythm, this post is dedicated to the start of another series on this blog. Like my Greek Mythology series this is just an introduction, so people can read where the series is heading etc. I found this brilliant series idea on ‘The Literary Edit’ and thought that I would give it a try. Originally, my idea was to just do one post entitled ‘Three Books to take on a Desert Island’ which was inspired by a recent questionnaire I had to fill out for some work experience. The answer stumped me for a couple of days, as I was taking the question quite literally.
I thought about which books I would take with me if I were to be stranded on a desert island, alone and for the rest of my life. Personally, I had to think in terms of which books could I read again and again a good 50 years without wanting to gauge my eyes out. My conclusion: The Bible, The Norton Anthology of Poetry and Charlotte Bronte’s Villette. I thought that this gave me a good balance of spiritual, romance and diverse reading. I might do a post later delving further into why reasoning for picking these books if anyone is interested.
However, this series will take the answer to the question less literally. I will be talking about books that I wouldn’t mind rereading for the next 10 odd years. I don’t know if that’s cheating, but I figured it’s my blog so I can bend the rules a bit. Throughout the series would love to hear anyone else’s desert island books.
Until next time,