An Intricate Guide to My Neurotic Side: A List of Favorite Lists. (Seriously.)

A list of my favorite lists? Brilliant, no? As hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

(I mean honestly, there’s no need for me to write a novella for my introduction, right? Not that I’ve not been guilty of that 500 times over. Let’s get to it, shall we? Also, just stick me in the photo below.)

Road Trip

10. Here’s your chance to wallow, have a good cry, and watch Molly Ringwald choose the wrong guy. Team Duckie for life. A list of something I love…other than books.

09. What happens when you realize you may actually be a hipster. By the mainstream cultural standard only, of course. Blogging confessions.

08. After no. 09. Subtitle: So you’ve admitted you’re a hipster. Meant in a purely facetious manner. Hipster Lit: An Irreverent Top Ten List.

07. What happens when one person is an X-Files kind of girl and one person is a Real World vs. Road Rules kind of boy? Reality in romance.

06. Often what we read and fall in love with as children sticks with us long into adulthood – this is true of me, at the very least. Pairing childhood favorite with corresponding adult titles.

05. It was a dark and stormy night… Or best opening lines in literature.

04. A perfectly adequate guide aimed to please (almost) everyone, whether reading near water or not. Also known as beach reading.

03. “I’m sure if you were going down to Hell in an elevator, the music playing would be the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas album and it would speed up the farther you plunged” (Joe Hill). In case hell is not your final destination, check out these not so average travelogues.

02. Jane Eyre jumps off a cliff every time someone loves 50 Shades of Grey. Or, in simpler terms, books I regret reading.

01. Quirk·y (kwərkē) adjective. Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits. As in “her sense of humor was decidedly quirky”. Synonyms: eccentric, idiosyncratic, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, strange, bizarre, peculiar, odd, outlandish, zany, offbeat. Weird is rad – literarily.

Bonus: Where would we be if I did not include my list of superlatives? Because we all need a best of throwback to high school. You know you want to know who won most unique romance.

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  • mariahelena

    This list makes me all kinds of happy (and also reminds me why I adore you).

    • Rory O’Connor

      Aw, thank you!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB

    #2- ha!

    • Christine @ BookishlyB

      We should have put that slogan on a shirt when there was so much hoopla over the book a few years back.

      • Rory O’Connor

        I’d still wear it…

        • mariahelena

          I’d wear it too

  • Claire McAlpine

    You’ve been having a lot of fun bringing these all together in one place, what a great reference!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Thank you!

  • mariahelena

    Since this post didn’t get all the comments it deserved, I will comment again… I personally think this is one of the best top ten lists you’ve written (although nothing beats #7 on this list).

    • Rory O’Connor

      That may be my favorite!

  • Marisa @The Daily Dosage

    Love this recap and went through a few…
    I have only read one Picoult as well and never returned. Mine was My Sister’s Keeper. Ugh!
    I too love Muriel’s Wedding and While You Were Sleeping. Never tire of them.
    Your beachy reads list is brilliant.
    And while it was fun to look back at some of your favorite posts, it was very weird to see some of my comments along with them. A 3rd dimension type of feeling.

    • Rory O’Connor

      It is. Every once in a while I will read an old post of someone’s (an archive tweet or something) and think a particular thought… And then go to say it only to realize I already have…

  • Alice

    A small and worrying part of my mind always wanted Steff to admit his love for Andie….. but, totes Team Duckie for the other 90% of me.

  • Steve

    I don’t know how I found your blog a while ago but glad I did! Just read this post and as usual for me got distracted by all the links, movies, beach reading etc. got to blogging confessions then on to about me and found not only are you a very entertaining author but a visionary – Henry Cavill mentioned as potential Jame Bond by you in 2013 is now in the UK press being touted as the man to replace Daniel Craig – maybe you can me give next winning lottery numbers?

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