Every week Nicole Dean asks a group of internet marketing experts a question in a series called Expert Briefs and I found this week’s question particularly interesting and it brings up the opportunity to think imaginatively.
This week Nicole asked….
Let’s say that you’re being paid a million dollars to be stranded on a deserted island for one month. You’ll have a nice bungalow and will have food and water delivered as well as necessities like soap and sunscreen – but NO technology.
You can, however, pack up to 10 books.
Which books would you bring? Why?
and I thought it would be fun to blog my own list of 10 books to take along with me while I’m stranded far away from everything with no technology. (Gosh, that is sounding more and more fun every day.)
Oh, I’m going on vacation for a month ~ awesome! I plan to travel to san diego whale watching for two weeks. This is a great question and I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone is reading so I can add a few new things to my Amazon WishList of must-have books.
Well, I’m going to cheat a little bit and take the entire Harry Potter book set, so that’s books 1 through 7 for me.
Book Number 8 is one of my favorite books that I carry around with me, Too Deep to Fall, Poetry by Brian S. Oliver. Yes, I’m admittedly a little biased in my opinion that it’s completely awesome.
Book Number 9 off my bookshelf is The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, a classic favorite that I read again and again. (By the way, have you met my oldest son, Dylan Thomas Oliver?)
Book Number 10 from the shelf is The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe, which has all the poetry and short stories in it. I could read it a million times over and over again (and I assure you that my copy is quite worn) but I figure that’s a good thing for being on a desert island with nothing but my thoughts.
What – no business books on my list? I have a stack a business books on my desk, more on my nightstand, I figured I’m going someplace sunny and warm I should probably enjoy myself and give my brain a break from all the seriousness. I might try to squeeze a journal in there to jot notes and ideas in, shhh don’t tell anyone I hid it in my sock!
Why did I really choose these 10 books? Whether it’s watching a movie or reading a good book on the beach it’s good to take a break from the stress and the crazy that an internet entrepreneur’s life can quickly become when everything revolves around work. Yes, being up to date and in the know about the marketplace is important and good for business, but so is your ability to de-stress, unwind, relax a little to renew both your mind and your spirit.