2 Feb 2009

FUN MONDAY - Which book ?

Odd Shots and Macro Monday are here



The Lurchers want to know what book I am reading now. What's it about? Are you enjoying it and why? If not, why not ?

And secondly, if I were to be stranded on a desert island, what one book would I take with me ?

For the moment I am reading "Im K├╝hlschrank brennt immer Licht" (Hilla Janssen) which means "There is always a light burning in the fridge" it's a very funny book about a young woman's life. I have read so many books in my life, that now I love to read something light, just before I fall asleep.

The second question is rather difficult, I think I would need a very big book so that it lasts quite a while until I will be rescued. So I would take "Gone with the Wind" or "The Godfather" with me and as I have read both of them already I wouldn't be disappointed when the rescue comes too quick because I know already the end.

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26 comments:

Jan said...

It's good to take a break with a light read. Good for you.

Helena said...
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Helena said...

On BBC Radio 4 they have a programme called 'Desert Island Discs'. A different person is interviewed each week and asked, if you were on that desert island, which 7 records/CDs would you take with you?

Then, they have to choose 1 luxury and 1 book. They automatically get the Bible and the Complete Works of Shakespeare, but they can choose one more.

The luxury can't have any 'useful' ability. So you couldn't take a Swiss Army Knife or a set of tools or a boat!!

They often have very interesting people incl. artists and writers.

I would have a hard time choosing, I think, but my luxury might be a big fluffy towel because I hate to have sand in my toes :)

Kathy said...

I wanted to let you know that you've been mentioned in my post today. Have a perfectly wonderful week!
xo...Kathy

Puss-in-Boots said...

Yes, those are two great reads. I've read heaps of books, too, and I'd like a book that would keep me going for quite some time.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

For your version of Desert Island discs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Island_Discs

You should take something challenging to read, say, Emmanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Perhaps it is less dense in German (I doubt it). I spend a year studying it in university and I am not sure I figured it out.

Hootin' Anni said...

Sounds like something I would really like to read...perhaps on the basis of humor [from the title?]

Happy Fun Monday.

Sayre said...

GWTW or Godfather would be good reads to take along. Your island looks pretty scary though - perhaps GWTW would be the better choice on that particular island...

Eppie said...

I read a lot of books. Seriously. I have always liked reading, but the older I get the more I love to read...
The Godfather is a gripping read from the first page.

Sarah said...

Now that's a good idea - anticipate rescue and therefore bring a book you know! Good plan.

Janis said...

Your book sounds like a fun read, something I would read myself.

~moe~ said...

That sounds like a fun read! I'm assuming it has been translated in English too?

Pamela said...

You are such an optimist... rescued before you finish the book!!

I'm with you -- nothing heavy at bedtime, there are enough worries to keep us all awake already.

Hey! I amended mine to include my island getaway book. I posted well after midnight last night and my brain was already booked, I think.

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Do you know, I've never read Gone with the Wind!

Jientje said...

mine would be a cookbook I guess!

Ali said...

that sounds like a good read, I love a funny book :-) wonder is there an English version .....

Gledwood said...

You speak German enough to enjoy a novel? wow: I'm impressed! Do you mind my asking how you managed that? Did you do a degree in German? Have you lived out there..?? Wish mine could be that good.

I'm with you on the book choices: Puzo's The Godfather was an amazing read and not full of challenging silences as I remember the film (I just cannot imagine sitting through that in a cinema not even allowed to light up a fag for 3 hours... puh-leeeze!!)

One you might like if you've not come across it already is Colleen McCullough's The Thorn Birds it was a massive late 70s/early 80s bestseller and incredibly well written. Plus it's the only "romance" novel I've EVER managed to finish... if you come across it I'd advise you give it a go and tell me what you thought!

Hey did you get snow this morning like us? We got loads and it's been fluttering down all day ;->...

koehmstedt said...

I've read Gone with the Wind, but not the Godfather. Great choices for a LONG stay on the island.

ChrisB said...

I've never read the Godfather but Gone with the wind is a favourite of mine.

Junebug said...

Good choices. I have read "Gone With the Wind" and "The Godfather" and have of course seen both movies.

Dr.John said...

Forget big books. Take something funny. You will need it to keep your spirit up.

The Church Lady said...

I like your choices in books for being stranded on a desert island. I always loved Gone With The Wind -a classic indeed!

Sandy said...

GWTW was on my short list, too. I remember distinctly what a disappointment the movie was - leaving out 2 children and a husband the way they did!

Thanks for a great post.

Melli said...

LOL! If I could ONLY take one (and who ever heard of reading just ONE book at a time) it would have to be The Bible! It's great! Love stories, war stories, family epics, and saving grace - all in one!!!

Simone said...

Hallo! Ich heisse Simone, komme aus Australien und habe diese Woche zum ersten Mal im 'Lustigen Montag' teilgenommen. Mein ehemaliger Freund war Deutscher (aus Idar Oberstein), deswegen kann ich ein kleines bisschen Deutsch. Aber in Englisch geht es viel besser!

Sorry I'm a bit late to leave a comment here - hope you get it. I'm ashamed to admit this, but not only have I not read 'Gone With The Wind', but I don't think I've seen the film in its entirity either. Once I sit down, whether it be to read, watch a film or listen to music, it's not long before I find myself drifting off to sleep. And 'Gone With The Wind' is such a looooooong film!

Killi said...

I still think a library & a dog for the desert island!

It's been ages since I've read a book in anything other than English, though I have started struggling my way through a blog in Russian.