Monday, January 16, 2012

The Year's Best . . . Opinions?


  I spent time looking up different lists for the Top Books and Movies of 2011. We all like to see rankings, right? My hope included finding fabulous information to pass along about the best plots and fresh ideas to inspire you and me. Not gonna happen—at least not in the way I imagined. Want to know why?
  There is no single Top Ten List to analyze. There's multiple lists and they don't agree. Some lists are based on sales at individual stores, some by category, or an editor’s choice. Everybody’s list is different. That’s because we each have our own world of favorites. 
  What inspires me might mean diddlysquat to you and vice versa. That is, until I tell you what the story/movie is about and something piques your interest. So, I’ll keep sharing a few book reviews and writing ideas and one of these days you might say, “Wow. I’m going to have to read that.” Or something might spark an idea or just make you smile and be glad you stopped by. (I’m sure glad you did!)
  So, in your world of favorites, what do you like to read or write? Do you spend all your time in one genre or branch out? I've been learning to branch out more this past year. Had to see what all the hype was over Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games. Well-written, intriguing, thought-provoking, and a different type of read for me. It ended up as a top favorite. That's what hype and opinions can do. Got any predictions for this year's favorites?
  

2 comments:

JoLyn Brown said...

I also read "The Hunger Games" to see what the hype was about. Now I know. Another book to check out what the hype is about might be "On Little Wings" By Regina Sirois. My favorites this past year included Brandon Sanderson's new mist born novel, "Alloy of Law" and "My Fair Godmother" by Janette Rallison.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Thanks for some good reading tips, JoLyn. I just wish I had more reading time or could read faster.