Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


This week's Top Ten from The Broke and the Bookish asks for the Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book.

1) Gothic Mystery

2) Libraries

3) Jazz Age

4) London

5) Dragons (they’re awesome)

6) Biographies of authors

7) Road Trip

8) Dystopia (I’m a bit burnt out on this one right now, but usually I love them)

9) World War II Historical Fiction

10) Indiana (It’s my state, if it’s set here I’ve got to read it)

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15 comments:

  1. Other than Indiana (nothing against it, of course, just the lack of a personal connection :P) those all work really well on me too.

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  2. Yep Indiana works for me too, as well as gothic. I am a sucker for gothic!

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  3. Ooo libraries and dragons! Great picks :)

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  4. Crazy enough, I don't think I've ever read a book with dragons in it. I hear you on your home state. There's something special about reading about a place you have such a personal connection with. I've loved reading stories set in Scotland while living here. It just adds so much to the experience.

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  5. Yes, yes, yes to London, road trips, and libraries. Great list!
    Here's my TTT

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  6. Lovely! My personal catches are post-apocalyptic, biographies of scientists or interesting facets of science, books about food or cooking, and whenever anybody pulls in magical realism (even though that is such a large idea and oftentimes cited a bit haphazardly).

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  7. Oh the jazz age! What does it have that the more you read about it the more you like it?

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  8. Fun list! I like several of the things on your list, although I'm with you on being burnt out on dystopias. It almost makes you think that there is such a thing as a book or series becoming too popular.

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  9. Exchange Indiana with Georgia and our lists would be very similar! The jazz age always has me weak in the knees!

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  10. Hmm, not quite sure about Indiana ;-)

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  11. We have many similar words on our lists...surprise surprise!

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  12. Ana - I think Indiana could be substituted for anyone's hometown.

    Sandy - There's nothing quite like curling up with a gothic mystery on a cold night.

    Sarah - Dragons in a library, now there's a thought!

    Kristi - I loved the Anne McCaffrey series when I was in college. Try the Dragon Song book if you think it looks good!

    Natalie - Great list, circus is a fun one!

    Nikki - Ohh, good ones! Post-apocalyptic, cooking and science are all fun ones.

    booksandreviews - It's so true! I can't get enough of it!

    Rachel - That's so true!

    Brooke - I love Georgia books too! Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Gone With the Wind immediately come to mind.

    JoAnn - I think that's probably the reason there's only a handful of books set here :)

    Suey - Ha, of course we do!

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  13. Jazz Age- definitely! Great list! Thanks for visiting me @ The Key the Gate.
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca

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  14. Love this prompt. I might have to try it. Hardly any of your words (except Dystopia) would be on my list!

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  15. Rebecca - I'm reading a book right now about the rise of murder by poison during the jazz age. It had those words in the subtitle, I couldn't resist!

    Jenners - I love that readers can have such different tastes!

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