Happy Tuesday! Happy Halloween too! Happy last day of October! Today we have one of the loveliest authors I know popping over to the island of no books and mean policemen to make his choices on #DesertIslandBooks – Dan Smith. For those who don’t know Dan, he writes some absolutely incredible MG books. I can speak to the boys I teach, they love Dan’s books! I suggest you go follow Dan on twitter, you’ll find him @DanSmithAuthor! Go on.
Let’s get on with the #DesertIslandBooks choices, plus the rules!
You have been chosen to spend some time on a desert island. As it is a desert island there are strict restrictions on what you can take. No bending the rules. DesertJet have very strict luggage guidelines. They are as follows:
You are allowed to take 6 books of your choosing. These can be any 6 you
Whoa! Just six? So hard to choose! I’ll have to think very carefully about this.
Lord of The Flies by William Golding (and here’s hoping there’s no Beast on
this desert Island!)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (it’s bleak but beautiful)
The Go-Between by L P Hartley (Belladonna, secret letters, and an English
summer to die for)
Revolver by Marcus Sedgewick (I’ve just read this book and loved it)
Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples (I’m cheating a bit because this is
a comic books series, but it’s awesome and I will need its wacky ideas,
brilliant story, delicious artwork, and stirring emotion to keep me going.)
IT by Stephen King (there are so many pages, it’ll keep me going forever!)
Hmmm… I don’t know how I feel about this cheating Smith, you can have this one…
You are allowed to take a snack of your choosing: this will be provided in an
Hmm. Tricky question. Sweet or savoury . . ? Sweet or savoury . . ? Okay, so
assuming there is other food available to keep me alive, I’ll opt to take
strawberry cables. Y’know, the long thick ones they always have at the
cinema. De-lish! Oh, wait a minute . . . do I get toothpaste and a toothbrush
You may choose from unlimited supplies of tea or coffee.
I like both but (assuming I’m not allowed a beer alternative) there are times
when only a cup of tea will do.
No one said you CAN’T take beer… you may wish to change your mind!
You are entitled to carry with you 1 music album/playlist (not surpassing 15
WHAT!? One album?! Or a playlist of just 15 songs?! Gonna have to be the
playlist, I guess. Let’s assume I’m in a rockin’ mood, and take one of my gym
Planetary (GO!) – My Chemical Romance
Doll-Dagga- Buzz-Buzz- Ziggity-Zak _ Marilyn Manson
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark – Fall Out Boy
Psycho – Muse
The Pretender – Foo Fighters
Bang Bang – Green Day
Bleed It Out – Linkin Park
Assassin – Muse
American Idiot – Green Day
Anarchy in the UK – The Sex Pistols
Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
Basket Case – Green Day
Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
I’m Not Okay – My Chemical Romance
Cheer up London – Slaves
You MUST CHOOSE ONE BOOK and ONE SONG from your playlist/album
that you get to keep when the Desert police come along.
Curse you, Desert Police! Curse you for stealing my books and music! I wouldn’t let them take a thing! I would blast my music at them and beat them off with my heavy hardback copy of IT by Stephen King!
In addition to this book, you will be given the entire works of Shakespeare and
Wow, that’s some very dry reading right there. I appreciate the importance of
Shakespeare but would I really sit and read his plays? Hmm, maybe I could
use them to hold up the roof of my shelter.
Thank you so much for choosing this journey on DesertJet. Remember the
rules are simple, but strict.
They ARE strict but without rules, what would there be for me to break?
Another DesertIslandBooks that made me really laugh, plus that is one cool playlist! Thank you so much Dan for being involved!