Friday, November 27, 2009

Ready for a long winter's nap?


Dana Mentink here with the continuing saga of my box turtle. Her name is Boyd (long story) and she’s middle aged, shall we say, though her wrinkles are just plain cuter than mine. Currently, she’s preparing for her long winter’s nap. Three months of uninterrupted rest. Sounds like a dream come true, you say? You betcha. Except for the not eating part, who wouldn’t benefit from three months of rest? I can hear you talking, peeps. Never would you be allowed to rest that long. Kids to shuttle. Chores to be done. Work to complete. Meals to fix. Pets to be walked. I hear you, but let’s take a stroll down fantasy lane, shall we? Imagine you had some time (MORE than five minutes) to lay down under the warm cozy blankets for some recuperation. The question of the day is; what book would you want with you? For the purposes of this exercise, limit yourself to one or two. I posed this question to people who entertained my peskiness with good grace. Here is a partial the list of the books they would choose to have with them.
Chronicles of Narnia
The Bible
Saki’s short story collection
The Ashley Stockdale series by Kristin Billerbeck
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
An encyclopedia
The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles, by Julie Andrews
Plato’s Republic
The Secret Life of Bees
The DaVinci Code
Mrs. Mike
Kristen Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset

Okay. YOUR TURN! Tell me what book you’d have to have with you during your long winter’s rest!

1 comment:

PamelaTracy said...

Great turtle photo! I like a lot of the books on the list, some I didn't, and a few I've never heard of. Are we talking Julie Andrews who was Mary Poppins? I'm assuming the Bible is a given, so the other two books would be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (it's the only book I ever finished and then turned back to page one and read again) and maybe Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.