Tuesday, April 30, 2013 00:04

Top 10 Tuesday (29) Tags.

Today, it's our last Queen's day! (Netherlands) Her son takes the throne and they decided to change it to King's day. It's always a lot of fun. Everyone is dressed in orange and there are fairs everywhere. I always love to visit them together with my boyfriend and we end up with piles of good, cheap stuff. Yeey, this is a day I always look forward to.

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Top Ten Tags That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book.


1. Fairytale (retellings). I don't think that this is surprising ;)
2. Dystopian.
Everything that has to do with the destruction of earth and the society we know sounds interesting to me.
3. Scientific/Medical.
 I love experiments, because it is something that fits my interest. I'm doing a medical study for a reason.
4
. Fantasy/Magic. You got to love a good fantasy story.
5.
Tudors, especially Anne Boleyn; Historical fiction. There is just something about this period that fascinates me.
6.
Asylum/Boarding schools. Great settings.
7.
Victorian/Steampunk.
8.
Vampires/Zombies/witches: paranormal. I still like them.
9.
Juliet Marillier. If someone compare a book with this author, it's an instant read for me. I adore her work.
10.
Mythology.

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Mel@thedailyprophecy

Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.

59 comments:

  1. Hmmm. I can agree with you on retellings, boarding schools, historical fiction, and Victorian…..

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

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  2. Ohh boarding schools! Yes, I didn't think of that. I always enjoy books set in a boarding school, more so when it's a paranormal romance book set in a boarding school.

    Mythology is a good one too.

    Juliet Marillier = My favourite author. Yes. Just yes. I love almost all of her books too.

    Awesome list! A lot of great words.

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    1. Yeeey! I always like to meet other Marillier fans :D

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  3. Great list! #3, 4, 6, 7, 8 (mostly zombies), & 10 all get me as well. Anything with "asylum" in it makes me want to get it right away.

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  4. Fairy tale retellings are on my list too, and I'd love to read more historical/Tudors books! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/04/29/topicsword/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  5. My daughter is a fanatic about fairy tale retellings, too. I appreciate your list.

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  6. Oh yes, totally with you when it comes to fantasy and magic and boarding schools (especially when you combine all those!)! And of course I love fairytale retellings if maybe not as much as you :)

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  7. Sounds like an AWESOME day :D I hope you have the best time ever sweetie. <3 And ohh. Awesome top ten list ;D Fairytale retellings are aweeesome. <3 And Dystopia. And Fantasy. And pretty much everything you mentioned :) Thank you for sharing. <3

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  8. I don't like retellings but I'm happy that someone enjoys! :) Also fantasy is first for me! :) Great list :)

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  9. Yes on retellings, science, fantasy, and mythology! :) Those words really make me grab a book and feel tempted to pick it up. My list is over here.

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  10. Ohhh retellings and mythology always grab my attention too. I love when an author can put an awesome new spin on an old story!

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  11. I can't believe I didn't include 'asylum' :| I like the creepiness of it. And dystopia (thankfully, I added that). And the Victoria era. I've only read The Infernal Devices, though. And I totally agree on the paranormal! Vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies - even better if they're all together, haha!

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  12. I think I can relate to you with most of these! Dystopias, sci-fi, boarding schools, fantasy/HF, zombies, and mythology all attract me. Whenever I see books that fall into that genre, I must have them!

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  13. I was just reading about your new king! Sounds like such a fun day! I agree with many of your picks this week. "Asylum" is awesome...I wouldn't have thought of that one. Fun list!

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  14. You have so many items making me say "Yes!!" haha Some I never thought of. Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

    Sheri @ Perks of Being a Bookworm

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  15. Great list!! I've tried reading steam-punk, but its just not my thing for some reason. Re-tellings where also on my list :D.
    old follower
    my TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-19.html

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  16. Hahaha. That retelling/fairy tale is not a surprise at all :D I like basically all the same things only they're in a different order, although, I do love me some contemporary :-) Fantasy/paranormal/dystopia/a little sci-fi will always have a place in my heart though:-)

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    1. I've found some contemporary books that look interesting, so who knows. I might end up with some books I like after all, although it's not really my favorite genre.

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  17. I love Victorian and Steampunk as well. Some recommends: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, and Airborn by Kenneth Oppel. Great list!

    My TTT :)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation! A great and terrible beauty is already on my list :D

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  18. Yes to fairy tale retellings (I forgot to add this one to my list) and to fantasy/magic and boarding schools and asylums and victorian and steampunk.
    We have mythology in common. ;)
    Words or topics that instantly make me buy a book

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  19. Boarding schools are like the actual best setting ever!

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  20. I love re-tellings and mythology, too. And boarding schools was my first pick. I do love the Tudor period, as well. Such an interesting time. Great list!
    Here's my TTT

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  21. There are not enough dystopian board school books. Of course, I think that there can never be enough of those tropes.

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  22. I LOVE your list! Some differences, some similarities! I love fairytales, mythology, fantasy, and yes, the Tudors, even though I don't read as much about it as I'd like! Such a fun list! :)

    My list: http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-wordstopics-that.html

    Oh! And I'm a new follower! Can't wait to read more of your posts! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  23. Except for the inclusion of Juliet Marillier, I pretty much have the same tastes as you in books. Being an environmentalist and science person, I love everything dystopian and medical. Can. Not. Resist.

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday post!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  24. How could I forget about boarding schools and asylums?! That makes me want to read a book instantly!! I also love fantasy and historical novels, though I'm more into the Victorians than the Tudors ;)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. hehe #1 :) I definitely agree with 2, 3, 4 and 7 (but I like all of them). I really need to read a book by Juliet Marillier. A few of her books have grabbed my attention, I really should prioritize one of them! Great list!

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  26. Wow, we have a lot in common. I forgot about boarding schools, those are always fun (and I guess Harry Potter falls in that category).

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  27. I don't think I've ever read a good asylum book and now that you mention it I need to!! That sounds creepy and fantastic!! Cool list :) I definitely figured retellings and mythology would be on your list!!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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  28. Great list Mel! We have pretty much the same ones! (Go us!) I forgot steampunk though and I love it!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  29. Yay, I'm not the only one with retellings on their list :)

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  30. Whoa asylum, why didn't I think of that?! It would be awesome to read about that and seeing all the mentally challenged people in there.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT Mel! (:

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  31. Paranormal will always be my first love!
    Asylum is a great one too!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  32. I see we have similar-ish lists! (Need to check Steampunk out sometime though!) Nice :)
    Steph @ The Unlikely Librarian

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  33. We also have similar lists. I didn't even think of asylum books, I agree those are fun. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  34. Steampunk, fantasy and schools are three of my favorites also!!! Have you read Etiquette and Espionage? It's both Steampunk and boarding school!! I happen to like the adult series E&E is the prequel to, but either way it's good!!

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    1. I haven't read it yet, but I really want to! Soulless was great, so I'm curious to read her YA work :D

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  35. Yup to Magic. I love magic. Not exactly the paranormal kind (vampires, werewolves etc.) but I love witches - especially Jessica Spotswood's Born Wicked :)

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  36. Ooh, I love Victorian/steampunk! And of course boarding schools are always fun to read about! I'm a big fan of Juliet Marillier too. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  37. I completely agree with you on majority on those. My top 5 would be:
    1: GREEK MYTHOLOGY
    2: MYTHOLOGY
    3: RICK RIORDAN
    4: FANTASY
    5: YA CONTEMPORARY

    (I guess I cheated for those first 3 but... I'm just WAYY to obsessed with Greek mythology to change that ;P)

    Thanks for sharing Mel! <33

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  38. I agree with Dystopian! Last week I was at the library and I borrowed three dystopian books, just because they were dystopian. :)

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  39. Boarding school! That's a good one....

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  40. I like Victorian and Steampunk as well :)

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  41. I agree with all of these, especially fantasy/magic, the tudors and retellings! Why didn't I think of The Tudors? Great list, Mel!

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  42. I'm generally a little skeptical about reading someones work if they're getting compared to an author I love- it gives such high expectations and I don't believe I've ever felt like it was a correct comparison, but it is also a little hard to resist! (:

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  43. Great list, I agree with almost all of them. Medical... Not even sure I've tried it yet. :D

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  44. #1. Fairytale (retellings)- yes, not surprising AT ALL. Lol.
    I still like zombies too! :)

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  45. Oh my goodness, I love your list. The fact that you have Juliet Marillier listed makes you my new favorite person. Her books are AMAZING!! :)

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  46. Fairytale retellings, books about magic, victorian books and mythology are all on my list too! I'm a huge fan about any books that involve boarding schools (and they always make me think I should have attended one), and period books fascinate me as well. Great list!

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