Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics That Instantly Grab Me

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I really love this theme.  A lot.  As always.  Because this meme is flipping awesome.  These are in no particular order, btw.

1.  Love.  I'm a hopeless romantic, so anything with love in it, and I'm in.  It may actually be an illness.  I guess we'll never know...

2.  Myths.  Particularly the Greek ones.  I also love Roman, Egyptian, Indian, etc.

3.  Time/Space travel.  I put these in the same category because I kind of associate them through Doctor Who.  And because, a lot of the time, they do go together.  And they're AMAZING.  Such as Norris's Unraveling and Oppels's Starclimber and Cross's Tempest just blow me away with awesomeness.

4.  Fairy Tales.  TAKE ME WITH YOU!  If there's a fairy tale around, I want to be the first in line to meet it, shake its hand, and quite possibly kidnap it and keep it forever.  Totes creepy.

5.  Jennifer E. Smith.  I know, that's an extremely biased answer.  But it's the TRUTH.

6.  Other Worlds.  Liiiike N. D. Wilson or Cornelia Funke would write - an ordinary character is dropped into an extraordinary world.  Or even, in its own way, Norris's Unraveling!  Or Caitlin Rubino-Bradway's Ordinary Magic, to which I am eternally indebted to for making me laugh so freaking hard.

7.  Assassins.  Since Throne of Glass and The Assassin's Curse, it's become a new turn-on for me.  I'm so down for anything assassin-y.

8.  Aliens.  Ahhhh!  My nerd is showing!  HA!  But for real...aliens rock my socks!  That's why I can't wait to read Obsidian...someday.  It's also why I loved The Host SO DANG MUCH even though I'm a Twi-Hater.  And then there's I Am Number Four, which made me cry it was so beautiful.  I also love the goofy stuff on Star Wars and Star Trek and, most importantly, DOCTOR WHO.  Anything like that and I'll read it and love it forever.

9.  Classics.  That's right.  I'm a huuuuge classics fan.  Dostoevsky is my favorite, but Dickens, Dumas, Sabatini, and Bronte follow close behind.  I own the majority of the B&N classics collection...or at least half.

10.  Tragedy.  Yup, you heard me.  I'm in it for the deep stuff, the sad stuff, the utterly and completely DEPRESSING stuff.  Give me The Iliad any day.  I'll read The Trojan Women and weep.  Anything that's just SO SAD like The Princetta or The Deathly Hallows or The Mark of the Lion trilogy.  I'll cry and cry and cry and then rave about how much I loved it.  The Idiot, to this day my favorite tragedy, is also in my top 5 favorite books ever.  Again with the Dosteovsky.

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  1. I didn't even think of tragedy! I'm a huge fan of that too! That sounds bad, but they make some of the best stories!

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  2. I always feel terrible when I say I love tragedies - it sounds so bad but you know what, they DO make some of the best stories! ;)

    Thanks for the comment Nikki! Checking out your TTT right now :)

  3. I avoid depressing stuff overall. I get sad enough without being dragged down by books! BUt it is good to read a sad one every now and then.

  4. Great list! I also love time travel stories and assassins are always cool :) Glad to know someone else finds Rasputin interesting too. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  5. Cool list! I also loved Caitlen R-B's Ordinary Magic. And if you like Aliens, you should check out the movies Brother from Another Planet and Starman (Starman has aliens, love, tragedy, other worlds!). For classics - Jane Austen! Caitlen R-B co wrote a Jane Austen book, Emma Websters Lost in Austen is a fun time travel romp thru Austens world & Seth Grahame Smith put together Austen and zombies! In fact the whole Austen popularity includes aliens, assassins, time travel and love!

  6. Oh, Sierra! You are so awesome! :)

  7. Lindsey @ A Storm of WordsMay 5, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Oooh, we DO have many similar items on our lists :D
    I didn't think to include myths though and I don't know why because I definitely love any stories based on myths, esp Greek ones, too. The same with fairy tales! Fairy tale stories are always so interesting.

  8. Okay... you mentioned Doctor Who multiple times, so you just might be my new favorite person! I adore your list and I'm happy to see you had some similar items to my own, as well! Other worlds! I should have put that one, too! Dang... there's always next time! ;)