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Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

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With the beginning of summer we are all thinking about vacation, sun, heat and (possibly) the odd lonely island. To put everybody in the right mood I chose “Robinson Crusoe” as my giveaway. It is a used copy in the sense that we had it on our shelf, but it is unread.

Cover Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

From Goodreads:

Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe’s famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being.

Enter the giveaway:

To enter just leave a comment telling me what books you would take on a lonely island (no books on how to make a boat/raft etc. or how to catch fish, please!). If you comment without answering I will delete your comment in order to make it fair for all participants.

The other participants

Don’t forget to hop on to the other participating blogs! You will find the complete list on Judith’s Leeswammes’ blog. Have fun and good luck with all the giveaways.

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  1. The books I would take on a lonely island would by The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons, they are mi favorites book!

    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! 🙂

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  2. I won’t be entering to win because I just finished reading Robinson Crusoe yesterday, lol. How crazy is that? I just wanted to say happy hopping and have a great weekend!

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  3. I would take The Robinson’s and then The Black Stallion and hope to mirror their success on the island.

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  4. I would love to take a kindle with all my books on it…
    but alas no solar power….
    so I would take my collection of Jane Austen….
    can re-read them over and over (which I have) and still enjoy the story

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  5. I’d take East of Eden since that’s probably the only way I’ll ever get around to finishing it!

    (BTW, I’ve already read Robinson Crusoe, so please pass the book along to someone who hasn’t.)

    Here’s my Saturday Snapshot and Weekend Cooking post. And hope you will stop by to enter my giveaway for the Literary Book Blog Hop, a $15 gift card to Book Depository!
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  6. I would probably take an old favourite, maybe Harry Potter our His Dark Materials. It would be tempting to take something long and new, but whatif I didn’t like it?!

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  7. Great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read this book for forever.
    What books would I take with me to a lonely island? I think I’d take the Harry Potter series, although it may sound cheesy. These series is my favorite and contain a huge part of my youth, a lot of great memories.

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  8. I would take books by Elisabeth Ogilvie because she writes about living on islands off the coast of Maine. I love her books and I want to reread them all.

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  9. Ooh, great question and great giveaway! Is there a limit to how many books we can bring with us to our deserted island?

    I think I’d take the Harry Potter series because I’ve been wanting to re-read them and also the entire collection of Jane Austen. 🙂
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  10. If I was on a lonely island I would take a laugh out loud comedy with me; Bossypants by Tina Fey and then I would take a great love story to give me hope; so Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. And then of course, my favorite book ever, Sloppy Firsts. I have read it a million times and it never gets old. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway! That book has been on my list for a long time. I would make sure my favorite authors were on the island with me (Dickens, Austen, Rowling, McEwan, Ishiguro, Hemingway, Fitzgerald), but I don’t know which books of their specifically. It’s a tough one.
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  12. The books that I would take are: The Fault in our Stars, Anna and the French Kiss and the Holy Bible. Thanks for the giveaway! 😉

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  13. A great classic! If I could only bring one book, then it would have to be my Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, but I wouldn’t mind bringing my entire collection of Graham Greene novels as well. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  14. This is tooooooo tough! I think I’d take my Kindle (because to be honest, if I’m on a trip somewhere and happen to be stranded I probably have my Kindle) but it won’t survive foreverness (since it has to be charged) so I’ll bring a mix of books I’ve read and love (since I know they will be good rereads) and some others. Probably Lord of the Flies, too, since it’s totally left-in-the-wilderness creepy.

    My email address is: rebecca@loveatfirstbook.com
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  15. I’ve only read the first of the “Game of Thrones” books. I’d bring all the rest with me. That ought to keep me busy until I’m rescued!

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  16. I’ve always thought it would be good to have something like the complete works of Shakespeare on a deserted island. You could spend ages parsing the meanings, symbolisms, double entendres, and then if you were really bored you could memorize and act out the parts. 🙂

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  17. I would opt for some variety… Perhaps a hefty work of fiction (Divine Days by Leon Forest), some shorter works (The Stories of John Cheever), a nonfiction selection (The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould), something ironic (The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco), and as it has become a bit of a ritual reread, I would require my favorite (Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis). Thanks for the opportunity!

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  18. How many books am I allowed to take on this island? Well…. hmn. i would take Angel by Johanna Lindsay. It is my favorite western. I would take Graceling by Kristen Cashore. And I would take The Assassin’s curse duolody by Cassandra Rose Clark… AAh. I want to bring more! lol

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  19. Oh! I may have to borrow that book from the library, it brings back such fond memories of the movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks! I don’t think the stories have so much in common, but the idea of being stuck on such an island seems so romantic and terrifying at the same time.

    I’d probably choose a very thick book that is about life in general, as I’ll be in a pretty dramatic situation. Maybe a book like The Origin of Species? And perhaps – assuming I survive long enough to read another book – finally The Lord of the Rings.

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  20. If I had to read one book over and over for the rest of my life, it would probably be Jane Eyre.

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  21. Well…definitely “The Bible.” And I also love anything by Agatha Christie. I’ve read and re-read almost all of hers.

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  22. I’d take my Kindle so I’d have plenty of books to read like The Notebook, The Help, some classics and some memoirs.

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  23. I would probably take In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (7 volumes and over 4000 pages) or then some looong fantasy series, like The Wheel of Time series (14 volumes).

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  24. This is such a touch question! I think if I had to only choose one book I would pick The Pact by Jodi Picoult. Love that book!

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  25. If it’s just one book, maybe Pride & Prejudice? Maybe then I will have enough time to remember all the lines.

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  26. I would bring my Nancy Drew books. She would inspire anyone to be creative and self-sufficient. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  27. I would definitely take the Harry Potter series, some poetry – maybe e.e. cummings, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Moby Dick (I have never been able to get past page 2 – on a desert island with limited books to read I might actually be able to finish it!).

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  28. Cool I would take Gone with the Wind to a lonely island to read and reread and maybe Pride and Prejudice )(Perhaps I can finish it…(LOL)

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