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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Settings

Today's Blog Tour Stops Are:

1) Review at A Bookish Whimsy
2) Author Interview at Downright Dystopian
3) Review at Beth, Art From the Heart

Hop over and check them out! Be sure to thank the bloggers for all their hard work!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we 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 Settings I'd Like to See More Of

(Totally love this topic, by the way!)

10. Castles--everyone knows I'm all about the medieval lifestyle. The more castles the better!

source: medievalcastlescc6.blogspot.com
9. Isolated Places--whether a deserted island or just the wilderness away from civilization, lots of great stories take place amidst great isolation. I think it's because places such as these hold both great adventure and a lot of inner reflection. Adventure plus literary fiction? I'm there!

source: lostpedia.wikia.com
8. Grand Estates--Downton Abbey. Need I say more?

source: dailymail.co.uk
7. Tel'aran'rhiod--This is the "world of dreams" in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time. I so wish Robert Jordan hadn't passed away so he could write more stories about this place. It's freakin' awesome!

source: mizutori.deviantart.com
6. Middle Earth--another one that will never be because the author has passed away, but what I can I say? I finally saw the Hobbit movie this weekend and it put me in a really Middle Earth mood. ;D

source: lotrovault.ign.com
5. By-gone Cities--I'm not big on contemporary or anything that takes place primarily in a city, but if we're talking historical fiction (or medieval fantasy for that matter), well that's a whole other ball game. Can't get enough of that!

source: wellthatsdifferent.wordpress.com
4. Winter's Heart--I'm a big fan of the ice wall in George R.R. Martin's A Song of fire and Ice series. Though I wouldn't want to live it, I always think stories set in frozen, snowy locations are dramatic and exotic.

source: madnessletters.com
3. Ghost Cities--there are lots of dystopian films that take place in burnt out cities and ghost towns. I'd like to see more books with these settings.

source: whiggles.landofwhimsy.com
2. Space--I'd like to get back to some great, old-fashioned sci-fi. It's been awhile.

source: wallpapervortex.com
1. Under Water--I'm collecting mermaid stories for my TBR and I'm going to go on a mermaid-binge of sorts during the summer months. Totally open to suggestions over here.

source: paulvincenti.com
How about you? What settings would you like to see more of?

Random Movie Quotes (RMQ)

source: cultfilmfreaks.com

Last week's RMQ was, "What are you looking at, Butthead?" This was said by Biff, played by Thomas F. Wilson in Back to the Future. Maurice of The Geek Twins guessed this one. Great job, Maurice! :D

Today's RMQ is:

"You're getting the hang of it. I'll be back later to check on your work."
One point for film, one for actor, one for character. Anyone know this one?


  1. Great settings post! I liked your pick for the Martian blogfest too.

  2. Ghost Cities! <3

    Awesome list :) You've definitely given me some ideas that I didn't have before!
    Please visit my TTT along with The Archived swag giveaway!!
    -Beth @ YA Vixens

    My TTT!

    Vixen's Giveaway!

  3. Really good settings, I love the Wall in Game of Thrones too! All that ice and snow really ups the stakes on everything! And you can never go wrong with a ghost city...

  4. New follower! LOVE Downtown Abbey, GOT, and castles!

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  5. I love the Downton Abbey kind of setting. :) Great choices!