Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is the Top Ten Characters Who [Fill In Your Own Blank]. I’m focusing on the top nine characters and one author I’d like to be for a day.
Eugenides in The Thief. Because he’s more clever than anyone else and he also hasn’t lost any body parts yet.
Cassandra in I Capture the Castle. I would get to live in a crumbling ruin of a castle and fill notebook after notebook with stories of my zany family and flirt with Marc Blucas.
Laura Ingalls Wilder in On the Banks of Plum Creek. Because I spent hours as a child imagining dancing on the sod roof of my prairie home with my adorable bulldog Jack looking on.
Paige in Page by Paige. Because sometimes I like to pretend I’m an artist. And red-haired.
Karou in Daughter of Smoke & Bone. Because blue hair. And also, who wouldn’t want to live in Laini Taylor’s gorgeous sentences?
Deirdre in The Brontes Went to Woolworths. Because, unlike Deirdre, I love that kind of novel about a lot of sisters. Also, ghostly appearances by the Brontes! Emily is quite fierce!
Dr. Laurie Marker in Chasing Cheetahs. I knew I wanted to be Dr. Laurie the second I saw the photo of her walking a cheetah on a leash. Oh yeah, it would also be pretty awesome to be able to save my favorite animal from extinction.
Emma Woodhouse, before she has anything much to vex her.
Tiffany Aching in The Wee Free Men. Because the frying pan makes a very fine weapon and the Nac Mac Feegles fine and fierce allies.
Sy Montgomery is the author I’d like to be for a day (or ten). I can’t imagine anything better than traveling around the world, learning from amazing scientists, and then writing to share your learning with others. Also, she’s holding a chicken in this picture, and I really love chickens.