Thursday, September 15, 2011


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?


  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...

  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

  3. Hmmm. Harry Potter.

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

  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.

  5. Harry Potter. That's seven books!

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

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

  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!!!!!!!

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

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

  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."


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

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