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

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1. Magic / Magicians - Who doesn't love magic? It's spectacular, it's grand, it's mind-boggling, same goes for the people who practice them be it witches, wizards, mages, sorcerers, illusionists and whatever else they may be called.

2. London - Ah, London. The home of many of my favorite things: Harry Potter, Doctor Who, The Beatles, Spice Girls, and Colin Firth, just to name a few. 

3.  Political Intrigue / Conspiracy Theories - Because they are juicy and exciting and thrilling, what with all the backstabbing and underhanded dealings and the the guessing of who is the snake in the bush.

4. Geeks - Because I can relate more often than not.

5. Superpowers - Because we all want one, at one point or another.

6. Books / Literature - (Obviously) I like reading about stories that give much importance to books and I am more inclined to love a bookish character because we are kindred souls.

7. Fairytale / Mythology Retelling- Reimagined, remade, revamped, a classic with a modern twist, whatever you may call it, if it has any inkling of being derived from an old beloved story, I'd most likely jump on it.

8. Schools / The Academe -  Because it is wonderful reading about the students (and teachers) in pursuit of knowledge. That and because it is a place where there is a concentration of hormonal kids whose personalities are bound to clash with each other and not to mention with the high strung teaching staff. All of which makes for a rollicking good read.

9. Wordplay - Because such witty manipulation of language / vocabulary is always good fun.

10. Adventure - Because it is a wonderful word which promises danger, uncertainty, excitement, even more so if there is some noble goal or end to which said adventure is being undertaken. 

How about you? What words or topics make you instantly pick up a book?


  1. Mythology and schools were two of mine too! So many good boooks in those areas!

    Check out my TTT!

    1. Agreed. Stories with those are always good fun!

      I'll be sure to check out your list! :)

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    1. *high fives* Geeks are awesome. :D

  3. Tin I really enjoyed your list and reading about why you chose each :D

    My Top Ten

    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Angelica! I'm going to head on over to see your list! :)

  4. Brilliant list! I like all of these but fairytale is the only one that made it onto my list!

    1. Hi Julianne! No one is too old for fairy tales no? I went by to see your list and I think I'll now be searching for some music and theater themed books, I never had any of those and I think both would interest me. :)


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