It is Tuesday again, and I have a list of topics or words that will make me pick up a book, or just buy it. Top ten Tuesday is a meme created by the Broke and the Bookish. This is a list of things that make me want to read a book and sometimes the topic is enough to make me buy it without really knowing anything else.
– I have never actually been to a circus. Not entirely true, I’ve seen Cirque
de Soleil, I’ve already lied so this is starting well. I haven’t been to a
regular circus because I don’t like clowns. Clowns freak me out. When I see
clowns on TV I freak out. So I haven’t been to a circus. This is a long-winded
explanation. I like reading about circuses. I like the other aspects. I like
the running-away-with-the-circus-thing. I like how close-knit they become. I
also loved the Night Circus. I don’t like the whole animals in circus things,
which is why I like Cirque de Soleil.
2. Time travel or
time disruption – Big Doctor Who fan. When I grew up my mom and dad showed me
Back to the Future and I got extremely fascinated. I liked how Marty changed
his future, or his life. I like the theory of time being wibbly-wobbly. I also
quite like watching Back to the Future again and being annoyed by the discrepancies.
Especially Back to the Future 2. Just because I would quite like to rant: Old
man Biff Tannen goes back to the past and gives himself the sports almanac, I
would say spoiler alert, but the movie came out in 1989. He then changes the
future, but he is allowed to go back to the future he left. When Marty and the
professor go home to 1985 that’s changed, and Marty suggest they go to 2015 to
change what happened and the professor says they can’t because that future
doesn’t exist anymore. It’s never explained and it drives me up the wall. DUDE!
Let it go.
3. Anything else
supernatural, preferably something I haven’t read a lot about before, like
succubi or something.
4. Fairytales – I
loved fairytales growing up. And I like them now, particularly when people
remake them in clever ways and pull it off.
5. Magic – Harry
Potter anyone? I grew up with Harry Potter so magic is always going to be a big
selling point for me.
6. The 1930s – Because
nothing is more fun than economic depression. I don't know what it is. I just find the 30s fascinating.
7. Mythology –
American Gods was awesome, I love mythology. In Norway we have to take
religious studies in school, because, I don’t know, it might have changed, but
I had to. My favorite part was always Greek mythology, Roman mythology, and
Norse mythology. It’s friggin’ awesome. I read Deathless recently, Russian
8. Antiheroes –
Especially if they’re sort of forced into their role and they take up the
mantle and they are sort of grumpily doing what they have to do. I can’t think
of an example. Oh, Immortal Beloved. Nastasya.
9. Books that
don’t really have a love story – I am a black souled, cynical person. I like
friendships. I don’t mind love stories if they take time to develop, and
they’re well written and believable, but I really like how friendships develop.
I love it. Like for instance, I love reading about Harry and Hermione. One of
the reasons I like Firefly is the relationship between Simon and River. They
love each other so much and I really like what he is willing to do for her.
10. Badass ladies –
I saw Brave last year and I fell deeply in ladylove with Merida. She is
awesome. One of my favorite Disney movies is Mulan. She is so badass, also I
like China. I like Kushiel’s Legacy mainly because of Phedre and Melisandre. I
love Arya, I love Sansa (she is a kick-ass lady, shut up) and the Dornish
women, who are all amazeballs. Hermione Granger was my hero growing up, she
still is, as are Luna and Ginny. When I was a very small child my hero was
Pippi Longstocking, although I can’t read those books anymore, because I’m a
grown-up and I see how sad Pippi is. So I have to leave Pippi in the past.