Top Ten Tuesday is a hugely popular weekly meme hosted by the lovely people of The Broke and the Bookish. Go check out the crazy number of other bloggers joining in the fun! :) I sometimes participate in this wonderful list-making (you know me, I can hardly resist making new lists!) and this week’s topic seems perfect: we’re looking for characters who are our fellow BOOK NERDS!
- Hermione Granger. Hello, the most obvious choice of the week! Hermione has never met a book she didn’t like or want to read and I definitely admire her bookish habits. She might have bitten off more than she could chew in Prisoner of Azkaban, but otherwise she’s always on top of things (and top of her class) and I firmly believe Harry would have been lost without her.
- The Dragon (Sarkan) from Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. He owns a massive library of magical texts and has probably read them all, likes his magic (and clothes and food and everything) just so, and is profoundly annoyed with Agnieszka’s lack of organisation, learning and obedience. <3
- Rory Gilmore. OK SO I’M CHEATING but this is my list and I can do whatever I want. I’m currently watching The Gilmore Girls for the first time ever and I’m loving this show despite the fact that I miss about a half of the cultural references. *sigh*
- Celaena Sardothien from Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. I’m predicting she’ll be one of the most popular choices this week. She reads a LOT, thinks the royal library is the best place she’s ever seen and has witty conversations about books with one charming prince.
- Matilda. My second-most-obvious choice this week. Roald Dahl was one of my favourite authors when I was a kid and re-reading his books as an adult has only confirmed that he was an absolutely brilliant writer. My favourite novel is The Witches, though!
- Liesl from Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. Ah, this book broke my heart. It’s amazingly well written and I loved it though the subject is pretty heavy. It’s also narrated by Death if I remember correctly?
- Samwell Tarly from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. He was always stuck in a book and refused to learn swordfighting so his father, ashamed of such a son, packed him off to the Night’s Watch, where he now keeps the company of murderers and rapists. That’s great parenting for you… Ugh.
- Alaska Young from John Green’s Looking for Alaska. She’s got a room full of battered paperbacks that she fully intends to read and Miles, the boy who collects famous last words, falls for her hard.
- Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Their mutual love of books… did in no way guarantee that their relationship would get off to a good start. In fact, Darcy’s insistence that a woman should be well-educated and well-read to be considered worth noticing gets on Elizabeth’s nerves. But they’re both very fond of books (and walking).
- Emma Bovary from Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Oh, another classic. I read this one twice and I liked it a lot despite the fact that Emma isn’t really a likeable character. But then she’s not meant to be. Her love of reading sentimental romances gets her into a world of trouble because she fancies herself to be a heroine in one of them, has an affair (or two) and generally ruins her own life. That’s what boredom will do to a person! Yikes.
Which lover of books would you add to my list?
Do you like reading about characters who share your interests (like books) or do you prefer people that are completely different from you?
I’d love to hear from you! :)