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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday--Books for Deserted Islands + RMQ

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Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Question: 10 Books You'd Want to Have on a Deserted Island.

Because I haven't read them but should:

10. The Prince by Machiavelli--Have wanted to read this one for years.

9. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand--Know the story, but ought to officially read the book!

Because it's been so long and I want to read them again:

8. The Work and the Glory series by Gerald N. Lund--great historical fiction!

7. Dracula by Bram Stoker--Didn't get around to it this last Halloween.

6. The Once and Future King by T.H. White--'Cause you need a little folklore!

5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens--Can't go wrong with Dickens

Because they're just all-around awesome and I've read them dozens of times, and want to read them hundreds more:

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte--I don't need to explain this one, right? The fabulousness of Jane Eyre is universally know? Good to know we're all on the same page.

3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo--Okay, I've only read this one once. Still trying to finish it actually but loving it! :D

2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad--I read this one at least once a year.

1. Bible/Book of Mormon--Even if you aren't a religious person, the Old Testament is fantastic! Modern soap operas can't hold a candle to it! :D Okay, the Book of Mormon is me totally waxing religious on you. But hey, I'm religious. Deal with it! :D

Random Movie Quotes (RMQ)

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Last week's RMQ was: "You're not very pretty. And you're not very bright. I'm so glad we had this talk."

This was a humorous quote said by Fiona, the "evil step mother" in A Cinderella Story. She was played by Jennifer Coolidge. This film is a bit corny, perhaps, but very funny and entertaining nonetheless. No one got this one on the blog, but someone guessed it on twitter. Tamara of Shelf Addiction guessed it. Great job, Tamara! :D

Today's RMQ:

"Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies...Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them you have hanged. You have taken my soul, leave me my name!"

One point for film, one for actor, one for character. Good luck, and Happy Tuesday! :D 


  1. I would definitely need Jane Eyre (and Wuthering Heights--I'm one of those people who loves them both)! Awesome picks.

  2. Some very good choices in that list. I have got get around to reading Atlas Shrugged one day--even though I've never met anyone (in person) who actually read and recommended it.

  3. Great list of books! I guess I really should read Jane Eyre...

    RMQ-- Daniel Day Lewis as John Proctor from The Crucible :)

  4. Great list Liesel. There some real classics and important books in there. I've never read Atlas Shrugged, but maybe I will now.

  5. I am super late from a FF!! I found your comment in spam... crazy!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. "The Prince" was the first book that ever made me fall asleep while reading it.

  7. Dracula is an amazing novel! Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. Les Miserables is on my list to read soon...very intimidated by that one....

  8. Oh, oops, miss-read that you'd already read Dracula. I've re-read it a bunch of times myself and always find something new in it.