Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. 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!
Top Ten That Makes You Think About…
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland made me think about acts of goodwill. If Angel wouldn’t have been handed a job, she might never have cleaned herself up. She perceived herself as a LOSER, so she acted like a loser. But when an anonymous person gave her a chance, she started to see herself as something more. If society would quit looking down their noses at the poor and seek a way to give them an opportunity to gain self-respect, then we could undo a lot damage and start healing as a nation. (Review 9/28)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman made me think about authors that are able to create a fantasy world that unfolds off the page in such a way that you wouldn’t dare to dispute it. I’m constantly amazed at their creativity and genius. (Review 9/14)
Taking Instruction by Cheyenne McCray made me think are there really college professors and other professionals out there with BDSM basements just waiting for some action.
The Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles makes me wonder do we do enough to stop the destructive gang mentality. It probably circles back to what I said about Angel, white trash zombie. Can as a society we stop making this group of youth think they are on the outside looking in? Making them feel like they have to create a new family and figure out a way to “get theirs”. We need to do more.
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John made me think about people with disabilities. What makes us look at them differently? How it feels to be looked at or perceived to be different? Do you have to work harder to overcome the disability and/or do you have to work harder to overcome what other people think your capabilities are?
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally made me think about girl athletes. Do they have a harder road? I know I’ve heard Old School Coaches talk like women’s sports aren’t legit. Girls’ High School games always get second billing to Boys’ Sports. Do parents treat their daughters differently than their sons when it comes to sports? (Review 9/12)
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski makes me wonder if I’ve had all the right conversations with my daughter about sex, protection and STDs. Then will she come to me when she has a question or a problem. I hope so. We’ve been building an open dialogue since she was little. I hope it holds up to when she needs to use it the most. High School Years are coming too soon.
Leverage by Joshua Cohen makes me wonder the extent of boys bullying boys. How much of it happens between athletes and other athletes? How much of its fueled by how coaches and parents talk about other segments of the student body? How do we get boys to quit bottling it up and speak out. How do we teach all of our children to not stand by and watch it happen? How to stand up for what is right no matter if it isn’t popular?
Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry got me thinking about zombies as a biological weapon. Could it happen? Would someone use it despite the possible to cost their own people? Start your Zombie Survival Plan.
Feed by Mira Grant dredged up my negative feelings toward campaign time of year. What are some people willing to do to get elected? At what cost? At what benefit are they looking to reap from it? If bloggers were the truth-seekers in this book, who is ours? In the day in age of 24-7 coverage and “news” channels that spew biased-hateful-sludge, how can the average person know which way is up?