Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life



Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life

This week, we at The Boke and Bookish decided to do a collaboration The collection is below.

Bridget chose Elinor from Sense & Sensibility
Elinor reminds me of me first of all because of her reserved personality and her love of a reserved guy--and also because Marianne is much like my own younger sister, who has difficulty understanding my relationship with my boyfriend. (Just because she wouldn't be happy with him means she can't understand how or why I am.) I don't know if Elinor would necessarily remind me of myself as much if she didn't have Marianne as a comparison, but together it's like reading about my exact relationship with my younger sister.

Daisy chose Juniper and Wise Child from Juniper and Wise Child by Monica Furlong
I love, love, LOVE these books and have read them so many times as a kid and I think it's because Juniper reminds me of my mom and Wise Child reminded me of me as a kid. I can't explain it, but I think it's why I connected to this story in this way. Juniper is such a warm, caring, strong woman and just makes me think of my mom.

Paula chose Hermione from Harry Potter
I hope it's not presumptuous to say that... but when I was growing up I was that geeky over achiever that did extra reports just for the fun of it, who constantly had her hand raised, and thought you were crazy for not wanting to be in class. It was awesome to see a character like that who played such an important role in the series. I really connected with her - and it was fantastic that she grew into this super strong person that was an essential part of the team. AND I had a crush on Ron- soooo... there's that

Jen chose Amy from Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Like Amy I tend to be somewhat reserved and guarded. I don't open up to people quickly, and usually give them limited information about myself. I've never understood why when you first meet some people they tell you their entire life story.

Daisy chose Trevor from Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett
Trevor reminds me of my boyfriend. Trevor's smart, a really good guy, wonderful brother and loyal friend. Also, he's a totally supportive boyfriend. And he totally reminds me of my boyfriend who I love very much!

Julia chose Lucy from On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn
Lucy didn't remind me much of myself until the second time I read it. What she is going through mimicked what I was thinking at the time. This is the first, and to my knowledge, only review where what an author wrote became myself.

I wracked my brains trying to think of more, but I see myself reflected in every character. If I think of the rest or get more from the fellow bloggers, I'll add it in.



39 comments :

  1. Sense and Sensibility! I love that book. (: I'm definitely the nerdy kind of student Hermione is, too. Probably not nearly as smart, though. (:

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  2. I found this topic ridiculously hard, so...I kinda tweaked it a bit. And here it is!

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  3. Elinor is a wonderful character! I love her and Marianne! :)

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  4. Excellent choices. I have Hermione on mine too. I think that most people had a friend like her or know someone like her. I will say that this one was a little harder than I thought it would be.

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  5. I really loved this topic, I really had to think on this one, so I found that a lot of fun! :D

    I almost picked Hermione for the same reasons! Amy rocks! :D

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  6. Great choices! I found this week's topic to be pretty darn hard. You guys did great :)

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  7. Such a great list! I struggled with this topic :) I also picked Hermione.

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  8. I think Hermione will be a popular character this week. I choose her as well. I also struggled with the topic, but it was so much fun thinking of characters you recognize yourself in :).

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  9. Hah, yes, Hermione made my list too! I did it a bit grudgingly, but she's there.
    I agree, this week was rather tough! For various reasons, I think.

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  10. By the way, I think a lot of people aren't seeing this week's TTT because of the review above it. That's what happened to me. Is there a way you guys can swop their places?

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  11. I love that Paula was like Hermione! One of the many reasons that series is so great because there is someone for everyone in it to connect with. Fun list with everyone chiming in!

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  12. Hermione is a good choice, forget about her when I made my list!

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  13. OMG, this was a difficult list, esp. since I only chose to mention characters that reminds of me. Hopefullt I'll be able to come up with 5 more to make the list complete.

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  14. This was IMPOSSIBLE! But led to a pretty hilarious conversation with my boyfriend which I basically transcribed in its entirety. And ended up as maybe my favorite post I've done since I began blogging!

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  15. I connect with Elinor and Hermione as well! I like that you guys colloborated this week :)

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  16. This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday! (I've actually never linked up to anything before, so I have to apologize for the double link!) This topic was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be but really fun to think about!

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  17. One of Jane Austen's characters made my list too... of course!!! And, I've never understood why when you first meet some people they tell you their entire life story, too. This is my first time participating... I love this meme!

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  18. Fantastic list! One of Jane Austen's characters and Hermione made my list too - they seem to be very popular choices! :D

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

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  19. I totally hear ya! Hermione's going on my list too!

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  20. Hermione's on my list for somebody I knew in high school. Although I had a little bit of Hermione qualities as well. I was never as smart as her but I was the type to be the goody-goody student and do my homework.

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  21. This was so hard to do! Great answers, though. =)

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  22. This one was a tough topic -- but fun in a challenging way!

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  23. great choices. I thought this one was a hard topic too so I just picked one for me. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  24. This was a toughie, but I was able to find ten characters that remind me of myself...even if a few were a stretch.

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  25. This is SO fun!! I would be a lot like Marianne from Sense and Sensibility...but then again I have qualities of Elinor too! I think this would be a hard one to do...I'll have to go through my books and think of who I'm like! :)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  26. That was so much fun!! Thanks for this awesome meme!!

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  27. Fun! Thanks for this (and thanks to Reading and Coffee by Samantha which is how I found this, and you guys now!)
    --Katie at Writing with Cats

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  28. I think all nerd girls see a bit of themselves in Hermione, at least I do. She's great!

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  29. Great choices! I had trouble coming up with a list, but it led to a good discussion around the dinner table. Daisy, I loved Juniper and Wild Child, too.

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  30. Great choices. This was a tough one. I saw Hermione in myself as well, but somehow didn't put her on my list. She is a popular person amongst book people.

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  31. Haha, Hermione is in mine too. Such a nerd!

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  32. I'll have to check out the books I haven't heard of; Juniper and Wise Child, Geek Girl, and On the Way to the Wedding.

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  33. Hermione! Me too! She should have been on my list!

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  34. I want to get in on this meme each Tuesday on my blog but would I be shunned for using some of the old topics instead of the ones specifically designated for the coming weeks?

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  35. I chose Elinor from Sense and Sensibility too!

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  36. This was a tough one, took me quite awhile to come up with ten.

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  37. I have to agree with the above comment! This was a tough one but I like that it got me thinking and remembering a bunch of characters I had almost forgotten about!
    -Sam

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  38. This one was hard, but I loved it!

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