Monday, August 1, 2011

Top Ten - Trends

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Top Ten Trends You'd Like To See More of/Less of (can do a combo of both or one or the other)

This is a tough one… I don’t know if I could come up with ten, even a combo, but here it goes:

More Of….
           1.      Mythology.  There are so many fascinating stories and to put them out there with modern twists are a wonderful way to learn more.  (But if you read about my ‘less of’s I contradict myself.  Isn’t this Burger King…can’t I have it my way?)
           2.      Victorian age.  I have only read a couple of ‘steam punk’ but the concept is great.  Take Victorian ideals and mesh them with futuristic worlds.  ‘The Diamond Age’ could have been SO much more!
           3.      Diaries of authors… the few that I have read have been wonderful.  Taking a beloved author and learning more about that author, and making a fictional diary has been a fun way to learn more about them.  Though, I don’t know if many authors’ lives lend to this sort of thing.


Less Of….
            4.      Monster mash-up with the classics.  Personally, I think we should be able to get the younger generations to read these all on their own accord without throwing in zombies and vampires.  We did, so can kids today!
            5.      Vampires and other ‘creatures’ to include zombies and werewolves.  A few books written this way (take Anne Rice’s Vampire LeStat) are fine, but to have even mainstream authors (huthum…Nora Roberts) is ridiculous.

    What about you?  What would you like to see more, or less, of?!
 

8 comments:

  1. I'm not really into Zombies or vampires either. I pine for sweet regular-people love stories.

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  2. Yay for more mythology! Mythology geeks unite! I absolutely love this trend :)
    And vampires, werewolves and zombies are kind of not my thing either..

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  3. I've never read any of the mash ups, I just can't bring myself to! I definitely wouldn't mind if they all just disappeared.

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  4. I think everybody is in agreement: Goodbye, vampires!

    Here's my Top Ten list for this week:
    Top Ten Trends You'd Like to See More Of
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  5. I love Mythology. More of it would be awesome! And I agree on the monster thing.. it's just not my cup of tea.


    Thanks for participating in TTT!
    Julia from The Broke and the Bookish

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  6. I agree--more mythology, less vampires and monsters!

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  7. I agree with you that author's diaries are fun to read. However, I do like a good zombie book.

    Check out my list at The Scarlet Letter.

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  8. I'd like to see more mythology-it's a good trend.
    Love the site! Great giveaways in the Summer Hop-Thank You!!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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