Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s theme is supposed to be about the past and/or the future. I don’t think I really have enough for ten, but here are the settings I enjoy the most:
1. Ancient Egypt – I was a huge fan of this time period as a child. While most children were creeped out by mummies, I was fascinated by the entire process. It may sound a bit morbid, but the beliefs that go along with this culture and their view on death, really intrigued me as a child.
2. Ancient Greece – For me, it’s not so much the society of the Greeks that intrigued me, but their myths. I know that is an odd way to put it, especially since their myths are based on their society. But for me, the gods, goddesses and heroes were the most fascinating part of this culture.
3. French Society (1300 – 1770’s) – I know it seems a bit cliche to be in love with the idea of France. But I always found this to be an extremely interesting era of society. Even more so, I appreciate the French’s acceptance of sex, especially in literature. Though it was still scandalous, the sordid tales of Marquis de Sade are still considered taboo in today’s time. I definitely would find this setting far more interesting than that of the Victorian era.
4. Frontier United States – I was a huge fan of the Little House on the Prairie books. So books based on this era would be entertaining to me, as long as they aren’t centered strictly around romance.
5. Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic Futures – I’ll admit I’m fascinated about how society can and will dissolve if an apocalypse were to occur. Not that I really want to see humanity fall into ruins or anything crazy like that. But let’s face it, nothing says great drama like fighting for your life.
Anyways, that’s all I have for today folks! Can’t wait to see which types of settings you enjoy the most.