Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blog Chain: Genre Mashing

It's blog chain time again! And like always, I'm a day late and a buck short. This book release is going to be the death of me--but would I have it any other way? Hells to the no!

Anyway, this round of the blog chain was started by the brilliant Margie Gelbwasser who asks:

Pick a book or story and imagine it in a new genre. For example, what would Oliver Twist be like if it was a sci-fi novel. Would Fagin have been a robot? Do you prefer you new creation or the original?


I think my head just exploded.

There are way too many awesome possibilities out there for me to snag a single one. Some of my favorites through, are not necessarily changing genres but modernizing them. Remember the book Emma by Jane Austin that we all had to read in high school? Yeah it was fun, but oh my gawd did I love when they made it into a teen movie.

Remember this? great. Except for the fact that Cher's love interest is now staring in a movie called This is Forty. Seriously, when did that happen? But I digress.

I've been thinking about this a lot lately, taking stories from history and giving them modern spins. There's a historical Japanese warrior I want to bring to life, but unfortunately she has to wait her turn behind some other pending projects.

So how about you? What classic story would you like to give a new spin to? For other answers please check out Amparo's and Alyson's blogs.

Happy Thursday!


  1. Hi! I love Emma and Clueless!! This idea is kind of like the classic books they are taking and making into zombie tales! They did Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! It was a very fun read.
    Happy Thursday!
    Anna Sky

  2. I forgot about Clueless, and OMG I always loved Paul Rudd, and I love him in this is 40. But what?? When did we get old? Blah.