Top Ten Tuesday (#41)


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DESCRIPTION:  Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here 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!

Last week’s theme: Books I’ve Added to My TBR Lately

Find their latest post here!

But as usual, IIIII want to go a different direction ENTIRELY.  Instead, I give you:

Top Ten FIVE Mythologies/Mythological Creatures I’d LOVE to See in More Books

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The Phoenix

I mean…have you guys ever READ the mythologies around the Phoenix?!  Some SERIOUSLY COOL things could be down with them in books, so…why aren’t they BEING done?!?!?  Do I have to write everything myself?!  Someone, please, bite the bullet and give us something awesome!

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The Selkie

I mean, okay–Selkie mythology?!  Is fracking TERRIFYING, penguins.  If you haven’t already, go find some on the webs and read–trust me, you’ll be sleeping with the lights on for a few nights.  But honestly, I can only think of one?!  book that incorporates selkies, and while I love it to death…Well, I want more.

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And I don’t mean the ones that save you from drowning and send you on your way.  I mean the TRUE sirens–the ones that lure you in and eat you.  Because… I guess I want more horrifying books in my life?!

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Voodoo Dolls

Anyone else think this would be the CREEPIEST BOOK EVAR?!  I nominate Stephen King for the job.

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The episodes on Supernatural that play with the idea of a trickster are, admittedly, some of my ABSOLUTE.  FAVORITE. EPISODES EVER!  So it’s not that much of a stretch for me to WANT to see books take on tricksters, too.  Right?!  RIGHT?!  Gimme!

And just for funsies, the runner-ups include:

Golems ; Djinn; Kami; Medusa; Pegasus

Shush now, my needy little penguin heart!

What are some mythologies/mythological creatures YOU’D love to see more of in books?!  Have any recommendations for books with the ones listed above?!  Let me know!

Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments, or link me to your own Top Ten Tuesday!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Betwixt These Pages Proudly Presents…

My Favorite Books
Cast as Mythological Creatures

because I’m a crazy person and feel the need to spread the crazy around a little.

Also…I couldn’t think of a better title for this post.  Sue me!

From this point forward, I will forever cast my favorite books as mythological creatures–because I can!

(covers take you to Goodreads; artwork takes you to their respective art pages/sources)



The Banshee

I swear, this book screams…and will make YOU scream, too!  It’s like a whole bunch of creepy screaming heart attacks waiting to happen.  It’s a ton of fun, I promise!



The Unicorn

This book is magical, mystical, gorgeous….but it’s also pretty much like a unicorn.  Beautiful to look at, but always just a little dangerous.  Careful!  The horn (plot twists?) will get you!



The Fairy

If you look too closely at the Goodreads rating, you’ll understand this one–this book is not for everybody.  Neither are fairies.  I’m totally down with both, though, so win for me!



The Gnome

There’s just the right amount of mischief and oddball hilarity to this collection of poems.  This book is tiny…but the stick it carries packs a gut-aching wallop!



The Phoenix

It freezes, it burns, it leaves feather-shaped scorch marks all over your heart… Oh, wait, maybe that’s just me.  Regardless, this book reminds me of a phoenix, even if I can’t adequately explain why.

And there you go!  Five of my favorite books matched with five mythological beasties!  What do you think of my match ups?  What books would YOU pair with these (or other) mythological pretties?  Let me know in the comments, or make your own post and link me to it!

Thanks for looking, and until next time, happy book-ing!