Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week's topic is a fun one. Because I don't read a lot of fantasy or sci-fi where world building really comes into play, I'm tweaking it a bit so that I can come up with ten.

Bookish Worlds, Settings or Time Periods I’d Never Want to Live In

Live on an island that has an evil mind of its own with a reluctant vampire? Not really my cup of tea.

If you're familiar with this series, it starts off with people disappearing and those left behind trying to figure out what happened. This series brings you through the Book of Revelation, where Jesus has taken up His Church and those who are left behind must eventually choose who they will put their faith in. Way too scary of a world for me, thanks. 

I'm also happy to avoid worlds that pit their young people against one another in a death game that only has one winner and the people in power laugh and cheer as their youth die. 

Though this was a hilarious book, I'll skip encountering zombies in any shape or form.

What a sick world this became. A group of boys stranded on an island have to create their own society. While things go well for a while, unsupervised these boys give in to horrible behaviors that devastate them all. 

Vikings means ships. I get sea sick. Do I need to say more? Maybe just this: if I had to depend on my own instincts and cunning to survive, I would really be in trouble. 

I love the world that Laura Ingalls Wilder portrays in her books. The things I couldn't cope with: long winters that could kill you or your neighbors, starvation, no indoor plumbing, and only bathing once a week. 

I would definitely be down for sticking it to the king and seeking independence. Not so sure about all that necessary violence. 

Really loved this book, but not the world in which Cinder lives: robots, implanted chips, a dreadful disease... No thanks. I'll skip that. 

Wouldn't it be neat if you lived in a world where you could magically turn that lying, cheating boyfriend of yours into a toad? Sure, sounds like fun until you realize there is this crazy former student who has turned into the biggest, baddest guy imaginable who expects you all to do his bidding and he has this vicious, nasty snake. Yuck! 

What are some bookish worlds you would rather avoid?


Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense said...

With my luck, I'd probably end up in the arena when it comes to The Hunger Games. You can pretty much guarantee I wouldn't last an hour.

Cheryl said...

Me too, Alicia. I am such a wimp.