End of the World Top 12: Literary Edition

It’s the end of the week and soon the end of the year. This Forum Friday, seven days before the infamous 12/21 lock-up-your-daughters, grab-your-torch-and-pitchforks, oh frabjous day, callooh, callay, Mayan calendar termination bonanza I’m welcoming nominations for literary favorites of 2012.

Here’s how it works: below are twelve categories. Nominate your personal favorites (something that you personally read/experienced this year; not necessarily items published in 2012) for any or all of the categories by commenting below – or create and post your own list of favorites on your blog (but be sure to leave a link here so I can include your nominations!).

Next week I will publish the results, “winners” being items mentioned most – but I will also list all nominations each category received (unless I am swamped by a massive storm of response and/or I fall into a chocolate orange, eggnog-induced coma in the next several days) so we can all see what everybody else recommends!

And if there is little/no reader response…well then, I’ll just publish my own favorites, merci beaucoup 🙂

The categories for End of the World Top 12: Literary Edition are as follows:

  1. Favorite Word.
  2. Favorite Poem.
  3. Favorite Song. (Because a really good song is just poetry with instrumental accompaniment, right?)
  4. Favorite Short Story.
  5. Favorite Play.
  6. Favorite Nonfiction.
  7. Favorite Modern Novel.
  8. Favorite Classic Novel.
  9. Favorite Inspiration. Think author talks, TED talks, articles and videos.
  10. Favorite Literary Event. Did you attend a reading? A Shakespeare festival or a book-signing?
  11. Favorite Literary Spoof/Parody. Think Wizard People and Twilight fan vids.
  12. Best Personal Literary Achievement. Did you write 5,000 words in a day? Win a contest, NaNoWriMo, or get published in a literary magazine? Self-publish? Rave here!

That’s it! Chime in and come again next week to see the results!