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Top Ten Tuesday #20: Historical or Futuristic Settings

Top Ten Tuesday

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:

Ancient Egypt1. 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.

Ancient Greece2. 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.

Marquis de Sade3. 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.

am_meeker_main4. 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.

apocalypse-75. 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.

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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

10 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday #20: Historical or Futuristic Settings

  1. The ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian gods and myths are some of the most interesting stories in history, so I definitely agree with you there. This is a great list!
    here’s my TTT!

  2. the Frontier US is fascinating to me too! My TTT

  3. I love frontier life as well! I miss my Little House books! 🙂

  4. I was fascinated by ancient Egypt and the whole idea of mummifying bodies as a kid too! 🙂 Here’s my TTT for this week.

  5. I enjoy reading anything set during Apocalyptic or Post-Apocalyptic Futures. Quick note: Spotted After the Lie on your blog. Looks interesting. I’m going to check it out.

  6. OOoh nice picks! I love mythology from ancient Greece, so a setting in that time would be pretty cool as well! Great picks!

    Here’s my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  7. Egypt is so interesting, isn’t it?! My brother hates it, but I’ve always been intrigued by it. It seemed so regal and imperial, but underneath the skin, there was so much darkness. Rape, murder, betrayal, and the frickin mummies. Has history ever come up with a creepier way to show respect for the dead? *heheh* My TTT.

    Grace @ That Peculiar Fangirl

    • You know, I think you hit it right on the head. I was in love with the death and mystical air of Ancient Egypt. They showed no fear of death and seemed to truly live. I know they consider Mesopotamia the first civilization, but to me I feel the Egyptian’s rise to power completely eclipsed anything that was done before. I think the only civilizations that rival it in intrigue and mystical attributes would be the Mayans and the Chinese. They both had histories that greatly resembled the same kind of appeal for me. I just don’t know as much about them as I do Ancient Egypt.

      • I definitely agree. But the Asian cultures have something abstract and very peaceful about their ancient civilizations, while the Egyptains were so brutal and harsh and POWERFUL. Not that the Egyptains were better in that way (god, no) but they are somewhat more interesting for me, in that aspect. The overwhelming vitality of the whole culture is just so aweing.

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