“I most emphatically would not mind
being stranded on a dessert island, but I’m afraid I couldn’t get by
with a single male ! Life being what it is, different human
beings are inclined toward different long suits and virtues charmes,
if you prefer in which they’re specialists. So if you don’t mind,
I’ll take the excursion with a dozen gentlemen, all tried and true. I
hope you won’t mind the fact that they all hail from Hollywood. Not
having met Toscanini, William Saroyan, Lucius Beebe, Sir Anthony
Eden, Hank Greenberg or Mahatma Ganhi, I’m not in a postion to judge
very well. Here they are :
GLENN FORD heads the list because he
knows how to make a fire with two sticks and that can be very
helpful, unless you’re fortunate enough to be stranded with a
flintrock or a cigarette lighter that works.
ROBERT TAYLOR is definitely an
ungetalongwithoutable. Palm trees and sand can become very
monotonous. Handsome Bob would provide some excellent scenery in his
BRIAN AHERNE is a must, if only because
he could read the Oxford Book of English Verse so beautifully. And
what’s an island or a romantic adventure, without poetry ?
CARY GRANT because he never takes
anything seriously. He would be the balance wheel fot this gay lark.
Neither flood nor famine would perturb him.
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR., by all means.
Because he is consumed with the ambition to play Hamlet. What would
be a more logical setting for him to practice up ? For want of a
better subject, I would be his Ophelia.
CLARK GABLE rates a portfolio in this
unholy twelve because he is Clark Gable, which is recommendation
BING CROSBY – Imagine an island
interlude without Bing’s crooning ! I’d just as soon not be
stranded. Bing could come and name his own price.
JOHN CARROLL for his wonderful sense of
humour, his gift for making a lie seem truer than a multiplication
table, no matter how fantastic the tale. When he wasn’t spinning tall
tales he could be wrangling with the natives and conning them out of
GARY COOPER would be super. A wonderful
shot, he’d bag us wuld turkey. A level-headed citizen under pressure
he’d be our Rock of Ages.
GEORGE SANDERS – Worth his weight in
rubies. Sinister but nice, he would be on hand to keep the lady
conscious that life can be real, life can be earnest, as only such a
distinguished screen « wolf » can do. A little harmless
frightening would be okay.
W. C. FIELDS – Dead weight ?
Not on your life ! Mr. Field in motion is superb entertainment,
which is a must-needed commodity on any desert island.
EDWARD JUDSON – Because adventure is
exciting, romance is fascinating, glamour is soul-satisfying and
Edward Judson is my husband.”
School’s out but that doesn’t mean that we should stop reading. Summer is the perfect time to relax and let your imagination run. Drop that Science book and exchange it with these entertaining novels that will let you experience life through different perspectives.
1. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Young love is simply the cutest thing. From the first moment Juliana Baker met Bryce Lowski, she knew that it was love at first sight. Bryce on the other hand, felt nothing but annoyance when Julie was around. But when their worlds suddenly turn and Julie gets mad at Bryce, he suddenly gets confused about what he feels for Julie. You will reminisce your first encounter with love and feel giddy all over again when you read Flipped by Wendellin Van Draanen. This book will surely lighten up your summer.
2. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Summer is the perfect time for an adventure. Right after graduating from High School, Colin Singleton decides to go on a road trip with his best friend Hassan Harbish. He wanted to take his mind off a recent break up with the nineteenth Katherine he ever dated. The trip leads Colin and Hassan to meeting new people that will forever change their worlds. Join Colin Singleton as he goes on an adventure of a lifetime that will change his perspective in life.
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Kinney
Bring out the inner kid in you as you flip through the pages of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series. This Satirical fiction novel, tells the dilemmas of an average middle school boy through the eyes of Greg Heffley. You will never get tired of reading this illustration filled book. A humorous series that will be enjoyed by readers of any age.
4.Love Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
A story of unrequited love. Love, Rosie tells the story of two childhood friends Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart. Rosie and Alex practically grew up together but when Alex’s family decides to move to another country, their lives suddenly tear apart. But destiny has its ways and after years living their separate lives, their paths suddenly intersect. Watch out for the film adaptation of this book in October.
5.The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Another great read that will be hitting the theaters soon. The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of a sixteen year old Cancer patient, Hazel Grace Lancaster. Hazel had nothing to look forward to in life anymore, that was until she met Augustus Waters, a fellow Cancer patient. The two form an unlikely friendship that blossoms into something a little more. A perfect book to read just before the summer ends since the movie adaptation will be released this June.