Hi all! I am officially done! As of Friday, everything I needed to do for this semester is completed and so the Christmas break has officially begun. My friends and I spent yesterday shopping at the Christmas Market in Edinburgh, without a doubt my favourite part of Christmas, though I always come back with my purse inevitably lighter. I also have my friends Hannah and Zoe coming up on Saturday for their annual Christmas visit, which I’m super excited for, it’s going to be our last one whilst I am still at Uni, which is kind of sad, but I’m sure our Christmas traditions will continue, if not in exactly the same form that they are now!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a freebie, so I’ve dug back into The Broke and The Bookish (the creators of this meme)’s archives and decided to bring you an old topic, Top Ten Characters That Remind Me of Me Or Someone I Know. So here we go:
- Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series-JK Rowling
Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first shall we? I’m pretty sure every bookworm who loves Harry Potter has seen at least something of themselves in Hermione, I mean, it’s natural that we would relate to the “know it all bookworm” but for me, the connection went somewhat further because the way Hermione is described is quite similar to how I look, so it was easy enough to picture myself as her.
2. Matilda-Matilda-Roald Dahl
Again, another kind of obvious one, I might not have been devouring Dickens when I was 4, but I could certainly see myself in Matilda’s voracious appetite for books, wanting to read anything and everything that I came across, because that’s exactly what I was like as a kid, my favourite part of the week was when my dad would take me to the library and I would get to pick out new books to read.
3. Amy Fleming-Heartland-Lauren Brooke
Now I’m not claiming I have ever been a horse whisperer, I wish I had half the skills with horses that Amy does. However, I could still see quite a lot of myself in her, her introversion, the fact that she’s much more comfortable around animals than people, her deep love of horses, if she was real, I reckon we would get along quite well.
4. Izzy O’Neill-The Exact Opposite of Okay-Laura Steven
Izzy is probably the fictional character who I would say most reminds me of me. Her quite dry, sarcastic sense of humour is very similar to mine and the fact that she used humour as a defence mechanism against the more painful things in her life…well let’s just say I have definitely been there. She ribs on her friends quite a lot but always in a good natured way and she’s totally obsessed with food-Izzy could definitely be my fictional doppelganger!
5. Lena Kaligaris-The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants-Ann Brashares
Yes, I know, it seems a bit surprising that I see more of myself in Lena, the artist, rather than Carmen, the writer but personality wise, Lena is a lot closer to who I am. She’s the more introspective, quieter friend, doesn’t have quite as much self confidence as Carmen or Bridget or Tibby and I could definitely relate to that.
6. Evelyn-Things A Bright Girl Can Do-Sally Nicholls
I think if I was going to be a woman in the 1910s, Evelyn would probably be closest to who I would be, she gets involved in the suffragettes because she feels it is unfair that she is denied an education that her brother is allowed, simply because she is a young woman (definitely something that I would feel rather indignant about too) and she refuses to back down until she gets what she wants-definitely something that I have experience in also!
7. Magnus Chase-Magnus Chase series-Rick Riordan
I know you were probably all expecting me to say Percy here, and I do love Percy and we share a lot of the same traits, but I think Magnus is a little closer to who I am, if I only because I would be just as useless with a sword as he is, I’m ridiculously clumsy. Magnus has a slightly darker sense of humour than Percy, which definitely fits with my personality, but he’s equally snarky, and incredibly loyal to his family and friends, which I like to think is a trait that we share. He also loves reading, so of course I can relate to that and he mentions one of my favourite authors Neal Shusterman in the first book so you know….he clearly has good taste in books!
8. Rose Justice-Rose Under Fire-Elizabeth Wein
Much as I love Maddie and Julie, Rose is the character in Elizabeth Wein’s WWII novels that I relate to the most. She’s much more introspective than either Maddie or Julie, she writes poetry and she’s kind of a dreamer, but she can also be incredibly feisty and that’s quite similar to who I am as a person.
9. Flavia Gemina-The Roman Mysteries-Caroline Lawrence
Flavia definitely reminded me of me, though I’m obviously not a detective, I could definitely relate to her incredible level of nosiness, and her need to know everything about everyone, although I am definitely nowhere near as bossy as she is!
10. Liesel Meminger-The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
Liesel’s love of words and writing, is eerily similar to my own, as soon as she learns how to read, she is obsessed with words, and reading about her experiences learning to read and write and discovering the magic of words definitely brought me back to when I was a kid, discovering that I could not only read words, but create them as well.
So there we go, the characters who remind me the most of me! Do you have any book characters that you relate to on a deeply personal level? Do we share any? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic, our penultimate one of 2018 (HOW?), is sharing our Winter 2018 TBR, so you’ll be getting a sneak peek of what reviews to expect over the next few months from me!
In the meantime, I will definitely have my review of A Spark of Light up before the end of the week, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long, and I’m also hoping to get a Jo Talks post up before my friends come up this weekend (if not, it will be going up after they leave!) so keep an eye out for those!