Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Jamie Would Want As Family Members

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


This week is all about those characters in books that we wish were in our family! Next week the topic is Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves (all those things that annoy you in a story, with book covers, bookstores, etc. My (Jamie's) personal pet peeve--stickers on my books!) 

So here it goes---these are some characters that I, Jamie, would adopt into my family. 

1. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice -- I want her to be my sister. I feel like we would bond over books and have lovely and wonderful conversations..and I doubt we'd fight. Although, as soon as Darcy is in the picture...those sisterly bonds are OVER. :P

2. Oskar from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close -- Oskar is the cutest damn kid in the world. I would totally want him to be my little brother. I've always wanted a little brother. I would hug him and hug him so he didn't have heavy boots anymore and I'd go on all his random scavenger hunts with him.

3.  Roger from Amy and Roger's Epic Detour-- Let's forget that I have a book crush on him. Let's pretend that he isn't totally swoonworthy. I'd totally want him to be a cousin that I could hang out with and actually be excited about seeing at family functions. We'd make an adventure out of everything and swap mix cds at every family gathering.

4.  Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice-- I love my dad..but if I had to choose a fictional dad..Mr. Bennet is a good choice! He wants what is best for his daughters and lets them grow into who they really are and accepts them or that!

5. Mrs. March from Little Women -- Again, I loved my real mom when she was alive..but I'd definitely choose Mrs. March for a fiction mom because I loved her! She was such a great mother. I loved the relationship she had with all of her daughters.  

6.  Liesel's parents in the Book Thief -- This is one of my all time favorite books and I would totally want parents who stood up for what they believed in..no matter the cost. They instilled such great values in Liesel and I appreciate parents like that.

7. Jacob from Water For Elephants-- I would totally want 90 year old Jacob to be my grandfather. I would have loved (as a child) to sit on his laps and hear the stories about his life with the circus and I have a feeling he'd tell them so vividly and with some enthusiasm that I'd eat them right up! 

8. Vera from Please Ignore Vera Dietz -- I'd totally like Vera to be my sister. She is so down to earth and genuine...and smart! I think we'd get along really well. I really felt like I knew her when I was reading this.

9. Finnick from The Hunger Games series -- Finnick is one of my favorite characters in the whole series. He is all sorts of badassness and I think I could attribute some of my inner badassness to him if he were my uncle or something. 

10. I'm slightly embarrassed about this one. But if I were a vampire..I'd totally want the Cullen clan to be a part of my vampy family....minus Edward. I legit love Carlisle. And Alice would be the perfect sister to share clothes with. Rosalie would be the sister that I'd want to bitch slap most of the time but she'd have my back. And the boys..they'd be protective big brothers and I'd need that so I didn't get my ass kicked by the Voltaire or some stinkin werewolves. 



What about you? Which fictional characters would you like to adopt into your family?

47 comments :

  1. I found it difficult to avoid crossovers from other lists this week, but I managed it -- mostly. :)

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  2. So far the Cullen's seem to be a popular choice. They made it onto my list as well.

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  3. Well we must be related because we chose the same mother and grandmother. Great choices. I almost picked Mr. Bennett as well but someone beat him out for the job.

    Rachel- Endless Reading

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  4. I also did the fictional best friends list and was afraid I'd be a little too repetitive here, so instead I wrote about the character's I'm glad AREN'T in my family (:

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  5. I have the Cullens on mine too!

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  6. I HEART TOP TEN TUESDAY! Thanks for another fun list :-)

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  7. This is the first Top 10 list for me. I've been wanting to participate but just couldn't get it together until now! Having the topic a week in advance really helps.

    This was fun! Thanks for coming up with this meme. I'm sure I'll see lots of interesting relatives today.

    Have a great Monday!!!

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  8. I would also want Jacob from "Water For Elephants" in my family. Good choice!

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  9. I had a lot of trouble with this prompt... mostly because when I started actually imagining being around characters in real life, it seemed like a horrible idea. I finally picked one single character.

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  10. I love that you have Mr. Bennet on your list. I didn't even think of him (which is stupid because I'm reading the book now) but he would make a great dad or uncle! Great list

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  11. So difficult to narrow down the choices! Thanks for doing these lists - they're great.

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  12. Atticus is a favourite with most! And Marmee too!

    I had tough time with it yet somehow picked TEN!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

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  13. Yay Top 10 Tuesday! I had a lot of fun putting my list together and love seeing what everyone else came up with! :)

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  14. I wish I had read the books you've mentioned so I could list them as part of my list too! :)

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  15. Haha, I love how you want to be part of the Cullens...minus Edward though!

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  16. I'm totally with you on Liesel's parents from The Book Thief and Mrs. March. Supportive parents that set a good example are always awesome. :)

    DJL

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  17. You did well to have the Cullens at number 10 - they would have been top of my list!

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  18. Thanks for hosting! My list is all kids books... sweet characters that need a good home!
    Kelly

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  19. Great list! I really need to read Please Ignore Vera Dietz, I keep putting it off. And Finnick - what a great choice! I never would have thought of him.

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  20. great list--so many great characters to choose from this week! I liked Finnick too and to tell you the truth I liked Haymitch as well. I'd like Alice as a sister any day!!! The Book Thief was one of my all time favorite books too.

    Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  21. Vera!! And YAY ROGER! Loving your list, even though I only know of like, two of them :) Stupid me and my lack of classic reading repertoire. Someday that shall change. Maybe.

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  22. So um, I accidentally forgot to change my name and it says "Dairy Queen" after it... ignore that.

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  23. I didn't think of the 90-year-old Jacob! I only thought of his younger self but you are right, he would be a terrific grandfather!

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  24. Love Finnick! I would have to add the Weasley family in there :)

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  25. Oskar is a wonderful pick: I wish I'd thought of him. Loved that book, and just returned from a trip to NYC...
    And now I must read Vera Dietz: I've heard so many good things about her!
    My list doesn't overlap with yours at all, but I did pick an Austen woman for an aunt...
    In hindsight, I agree with Kaitlyn above: Why not just pick the Weasley's for your whole family?
    :-)

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  26. I want the Cullens minus Bella; I feel like they were going along just fine until she came around!

    Great list! Can you imagine Mr. Bennett and Mrs. March married?

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  27. Great list! I'm off to visit some others. There sure were a lot of great fictional characters to choose from. I like Melissa's idea of Mr. Bennett and Mrs. March married. :)

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  28. I basically chose three great literary families from three wonderful series, which adds up to way more than ten members!

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  29. ooh, some good choices. Vera, definitely. And Mrs. March.

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  30. Great theme! I picked Marmee March, too. :)

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  31. what a very cool question! i only came up with 5 but it was fun to do!

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  32. So many characters I'd love as kin that I listed 11!

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  33. The Cullens is a great choice, despite my general dislike for Twilight. They are a really kick-ass vampire family.

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  34. I posted my list just now over at my blog. This was the hardest list to work on since I joined this weekly meme. Jeez.

    Mrs. Marsh and Jacob from Water for Elephans are great choices!

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  35. I just finished reading Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and loved it! The Bennets are great choices - what a fun (if sometimes embarrassing) family!

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  36. I definitely agree with you about Lizzie and Mr. Bennett!

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  37. Jacob & Mr. Bennet are excellent choices! I'm late getting to my post today but I couldn't resist the great topic :)

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  38. Oh that was fun, but I found it really tricky. I could have just picked the whole of the March family from Little Women! What will next week's top ten be?

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  39. This is my first time participating! This is pretty exciting. It was neat to see that Atticus Finch made a lot of lists.

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  40. I love this list. I always read books and think I'd love to meet the characters in real life, but I never thought about who I'd want to be related to. I had Oskar on my list as well, I want my future kids to be like him :)

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  41. Definitely agree with Mr. Bennet :)

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  42. Roger is awesome--he would make a great cousin. And Finnick would be the best member ever... I think he's my favorite character from The Hunger Games.

    And don't worry, everyone secretly wants to be part of the Cullen Clan.

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  43. This is my first time participating and I'm really excited :)
    Elizabeth and Mr. Bennet are on my list too. Finnick would be great as an uncle well!

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  44. +JMJ+

    I feel bad about missing this week's Top Ten because I actually spent some time thinking about this topic. I had a grandfather, a grandmother, a mother and even a great-uncle lined up; but I got bogged down after telling myself that my son and daughter would have to come from a Dystopian novel and then being unable to think of kids for myself. =P

    Jamie, I like your choices of Lizzy and Mr. Bennet! =)

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  45. Hear, hear on the bad grammar (also spelling, syntax, punctuation, etc.)! With as many edits as books go through, you'd think they'd catch the glaring mistakes!

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