Hello all! How is your Tuesday going so far? I’m doing a lot of travelling this Tuesday. I’ve had a busy long weekend of visiting family and job interviews. It’s been a blast! And as always at this time of year, I have lots of friends returning to school. It’s hard to believe it’s September already! Are many of you heading back to school?
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is “top ten book characters that would be sitting at my lunch table.” It’s hard to narrow it down, isn’t it? There are many books that I’ve read over the years, filled with so many characters that I yearned to be real. So let’s get started.
10. Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha. This is one of my favourite stories and to sit down to talk to Sayuri about her life would be profound. It would be incredible to learn and speak about the art of a geisha.
9. The Giver. The citizen who holds all the knowledge of an entire history of humanity. I would want to know everything.
8. Snow from Boy, Snow, Bird. I’m so intrigued by Snow. She’s a sidelined character that we really only get to know through the perspectives of others. I think she’d have a very interesting story to tell as she is constantly silenced. Her struggle deserves to have a voice.
7. Snow White from Fables. She seems to have done everything. She’s lived for centuries and see the world change drastically. I’d want to know more about her past and her upbringing. I’m also so curious to know what crimes she committed, if any, before the general amnesty was signed by the citizens of Fabletown.
6. Katnis Everdeen. It’s rare that I really, really like a YA heroine, but Katnis is most definitely the exception. For a YA heroine, she’s determined and rather than crumpling in the face of danger, she turns and fights to survive and to triumph. She doesn’t accept failure as an option. She’s level-headed and rational. Plus, she kicks ass with a bow and arrow.
5. Elizabeth Bennett. In a world where a woman’s worth is determined by her marriage, Elizabeth chooses to push aside settling into a loveless marriage, in pursuit of love and happiness. She risks her reputation and faces a life as a spinster to wait for the right man. The story itself is a little frivolous, but I admire Jane’s tenacity and determination.
4. Alanna of Trebond from Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness series. I love strong, female character who defies expectation to get ahead and break society’s mould. Reading this story as a young teen, I wanted to be Alanna. She’s brave and a fighter. I wanted to be just like her.
3. Arya Stark. This girl is a fighter. She’d be the girl who made our lunch table the “cool” table. She’s intelligent, vengeful, driven, and merciless. She’s not afraid to fight for what she wants and she does what she has to in order to survive.
2. Ron Weasley…well, Ron Weasley the later years. Loyal and lovely. He’s such a dedicated friend to everyone and he always stands behind those who matter to him. He’s a family man who’s always thinking of others. He loves his siblings even if they drive him crazy and his love for Hermione is pure and strong. Once he masters his spells, he’s a guy I’d want to have on my team.
1. Jane Eyre. This girl is a bad ass. She’s a character that’s way ahead of her time and to sit down with her to talk about being a working woman in a time when women did little other than sew and marry, I’m sure she’d have a lot of interesting things to say.