Thursday, September 15, 2011

THE LAST BOOK

Death row inmates get a last meal.

I'd be more interested in my last read.

If you never got to read another book again, what's the last one you would choose?

A worn favorite to lose yourself in one last time?

The longest book you could find, to draw things out?

Would you risk something new and untried?

11 comments:

  1. I'd pick Anne of Green Gables (or can I cheat since my nook has the whole series in a single file? If so then the series...). It's my number 1 comfort read--I read the series once a year--and if I KNOW it's my last book, I'm gonna definitely need some for-sure comfort...

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  2. Ooh, tough one. I'd probably go with Dragonfly in Amber, the 2nd book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Or maybe the 1st book. No, the 2nd. No, wait - Why are you making me choose between them, Hillary?! That's not fair! *has someone smuggle book 1 in* :D

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  3. Hmmm. Harry Potter.

    Or The Stand . . . especially if King puts out a new edition with another 500 pages added.

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  4. If I could find an omnibus edition of The Belgariad by David Eddings, I'd pick that.

    I read that series at least once a year. In fact, I finished it--again!--just a few months ago.

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  5. Harry Potter. That's seven books!

    Or maybe Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Something deep.

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  6. I guess I'd want to die vaguely happy. So let's make it the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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  7. One of my biggest fears (and I mean this started as soon as I started reading chapter books all the way through my entire life) is that I'll die in the middle of a great book. God, not much gives me the heebie jeebies, but THAT THOUGHT DOES!!!!!!!

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  8. Suzy, I must applaud you. It's not often, at this age, I develop a new phobia. Well done. :)

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  9. I gotta have a tried and true. The Lord of the Rings - all in one big book. Just as Tolkien envisioned.

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  10. A soon to be self-published book by someone I love.

    If I couldn't get my hands on a copy of that, then even though Jane Eyre or The Scarlet Pimpernel would be the sentimental favorites- I'd have to go with the biggie of all time for me: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    Then my last words would be "so long, and thanks for all the fish."

    ~bru

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  11. What Cat said: Hitchhiker's might be the best way to "go."

    Or Dave Barry's "Big Trouble." Makes me laugh every time.

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