Special Note: My blog post on Exploring: Internet Resources for Crime Writers is scheduled for today (Wednesday, April 14th) at The Blood-Red Pencil. Hope you'll stop by.
L is for Lists
The word "Lists" was the first one to pop into my head for "L" as I considered the next few post topics in the A to Z Blog Challenge. I love lists. They seem to be popular choices for blog posts as well. I knew there used to be a book called The Book of Lists so I started with a quick search at amazon.com and found quite a few list titles.
For those of us who like to do quick research for a blog post, however, choosing and ordering a book is not the quickest way to go. I did a Google search on the very general word "Lists" and received 253,000,000 results.
Here are two that will provide hours of reading fun:
Listverse: Ultimate Top 10 Lists. I found Top 10 Bizarre Products, 15 Quite Bizarre Factlets, and Top 10 Misconceptions About Neanderthals plus many more.
TopTenz.net: life, on a short list. Here you'll discover Top 10 Free Twitter Tools, Top 10 Songs by the Beatles, and 101 Things To Do When You're Bored.
I narrowed my search to "Lists funny" and narrowed the hits to 85,300,000.
At funnylists.net you'll discover 25 Signs You've Grown Up and 50 Ways to Mess With People in a Computer Lab.
The Laugh Line: Top Ten Lists includes Top 35 Oxymorons, Top Ten Reasons to Go to Work Naked, and Twenty Responses to Use With Telemarketers.
Narrowing the search further (in an effort to tie this post to the world of mysteries), I Googled "Top 10 Lists for Cops" and received 9,910,000 listings.
Tactical Pants Blog has this post on Top 10 Badass TV Cops from the '80s
Random Acts of Comedy Meets Police Academy features Top Ten Signs You've Been Exposed to Hazardous Material and Top Ten Signs You're Dealing With a Dumb Criminal.
Hope you enjoy one or two of those lists, and maybe pick up a couple of ideas for top ten lists of your own.