Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want To Live In OR Top Ten Characters I'd NEVER Want To Trade Places With

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want To Live In OR
 Top Ten Characters I'd NEVER Want To Trade Places With

Panem and Katniss top my list. For the record, if I had to compete for my life in such a physical way, I would probably be dead within the first few seconds. Besides, I don't think I could kill anyone.

Beatrice/Tris. Having to live with the choice of a faction, being subjected to tests of physical endurance, and having to save those you love--I'm simply not cut out for that. 

Being married to a rock star isn't high on my list of things to do either. Like Julia Alexander from Toz's book, I'm a simple girl who is overly trusting. I want to believe the best of everyone. If I had a husband who was on the road all the time where I had to worry about his groupies and any possible outside-of-marriage activities, I would be miserable.

No desire on my part to be traveling through time and trying to avoid people--or things--that are intent on killing me. I'll leave that up to Charlie from Untimed.

Emilie Dalton doesn't want to see her nieces and nephew end up in the foster care system like she did, so she runs away with them and hides out in a vacant home in the small town of Bethlehem. Everyone is so nice to her that she feels bad lying to them, but what can she do? Definitely not a position I would want to be in.

What would you do if there was a murder in your town and your son was the prime suspect? Andy Barber had to face that issue in Defending Jacob. Even worse, a deep, dark secret tips the scales against Jacob. Talk about a parent's worst nightmare.

I'm sure there are times many of us wish there was a fountain of youth. But for Dorrie Donato, this blessing also becomes a curse. After her husband is killed, Dorrie accepts his boss' offer to be the first to try an experimental pill that will allow her to chose an age and hold it forever. But it also places her life in danger. Thanks, I'll just plan on aging gracefully.

Boone Drake has it all. He's a rising star in the Chicago Police Department. He has a beautiful wife and a young son who live with him in their adorable starter home. He's even got a great partner. But when tragedy strikes, his life spins terribly out of control. I hope what happened to Boone never happens to me.

I've never considered traveling to another planet, but Dax Rigby is strapped for cash, so he agrees to go on assignment to Arcadia in the hopes he makes it big and impresses Lexis' father. While trying to stay alive, he's hoping to uncover the reason so many people at Base Camp are sick. Oh, and it's also oppressively hot there, too. No thanks.

I'm also not making any plans to visit Dark Island anytime soon. DEA agent Reanita Geneva Register poses as the daughter of an oil baron to uncover illegal activities on the island. I'll leave the alligators, snakes, and vampires to Reanita. 


Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you about Katniss. I would fail at the Hunger Games. Great list!

Kritika said...

I'm with you on Divergent and Hunger games. I haven't read any of the others, but they don't sound like great places to be either!

I'm a new bloglovin follower :)

- Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider silk

Edel @ TheIrishBookworm said...

How did I not put Divergent on my list? I totally forgot about. When reading the book I remember thinking I wouldn't fit into any of the factions at all and would probably end up factionless!

Here is my TTT

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies. I appreciate the follow Kritika.

My daughter is reading Divergent now, Edel. She's fascinated by it.

Unknown said...

Great picks! As you saw on my TTT, I don't want to live in the worlds of The Hunger Games or Divergent either!

Madigan Mirza said...

Wow, I haven't heard of most of these. I totally agree on The Hunger Games, though. (Who doesn't??)

Allie @ Little Birdie Books said...

Divergent would be the WORST. I wouldn't last five seconds in Dauntless haha