Thursday, June 28, 2007

Booking through Thursday

What’s the most desperate thing you’ve read because it was the only available reading material?If it was longer than a cereal box or an advertisement, did it turn out to be worth your while?

Yes, it was. I was on vacation in Vermont, and there was almost nothing to read in the cabin. (It was bad enough being in the cabin, for reasons I rather would forget.) I'd brought along quite a few books, and I had read them all, so I started to examine the shelves, hoping I'd missed something readable amongst the fishing, hunting, and small-engine-repair manuals -- and I had :
Island by Aldous Huxley. It was, as you can imagine, worth reading.
(It's been 27 years since I read it, and I have included it on my Dystopian Challenge for this summer, because it will be, as you can imagine, worth re-visiting -- especially since I won't be reading it while suffering through a my own, isolated dystopia.)
melanie

7 comments:

Alice Teh said...

Hi Melanie, thanks for visiting me! I hope you will enjoy your Dystopian Challenge! :D

Happy BTT...

Cee Cee said...

I would love to go away to a cabin and read and read... Sorry yours was a bad experience.

Dewey said...

Ha ha, imagine being bored enough to read a small engine repair manual. Glad you found the Huxley instead!

Rowena said...

I love when that happens when you pick up a book expecting to hate it and end up really liking it, those are great surprises, the best kind for a reader!

Happy BTT!

-Rowena

Melody said...

I agree with Rowena, and glad to hear you'll be re-reading for your Dystopian Challenge.

Happy BTT!

Carrie K said...

THAT was your most desperate experience? I envy you.

Carrie K said...

There's a dsytopian challenge? Ah, April. I completely missed it.