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Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Book Characters

I love these thought-provoking top ten list questions from The Broke and the Bookish! Today's question is:

What are your top ten Favourite Book Characters?

1. Charlotte from Charlotte's Web - She is the first character that I remember thinking I wanted to emulate her characteristics when I was young. I loved her spider web messages filled with kind thoughts, her love and acceptance of Wilbur, her wisdom and courage to be a good friend to someone completely different from herself that she didn't have to invest in but she did anyway.

2. Emma Woodhouse from one of Jane Austen's masterpieces is so unforgettable. I love how clever, happy and even oblivious she is yet she lives without abandon and her intentions are so enchantingly dear. She is so fun to read about and see portrayed in movies but you can't really capture her magnificent persona along with how misunderstood I imagine she truly is .

3. Jacob from Twilight: kind, gentle, a good listener, romantic, yet not perfection just a great attitude that is progressing as best he can through his suprising twist of fate in his life. Being a bit spontaneous is helpful too.

4. Joe Mack from Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour. I loved his MacGyver type mind, willingness to never give up even in the midst of hindering self-doubts. I just haven't forgotten his journey he faced in this icy frontier.

5. Pablo from Reasonable Doubt by Marcia Mickelson. Confident, charming, helpful, sophisticated and very interesting. I enjoyed this portrayal of a modern gentleman.

6. Professor Severus Snape from Harry Potter. I love the many depths of his character and the way he kept surprising me all the time. Simple, profound and so unique. I felt so much for the many qualities of this character - good and bad. In fact, every time I see a crow now I think of him. I'm not sure why I just do.

7. Lily Bart from The House of Mirth. I enjoyed reading about her and all of her faults, difficulties and hardships. She amazed me with her brutal honesty yet surprised me with her frustrating sensiblities at times. I wanted to see how she would react to the situations unfolding all around her.

8. Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings. She is so courageous, brave and spirited. She didn't worry of what others thought or what she was supposed to do. She took action in spite of warnings not to react. Her loyalty is fiercely not to be forgotten.

9. Beth March from Little Women. She changed the world from her bedside with her broken dreams and dashed hopes but this didn't stop her from loving and caring the people who meant the most to her. She shared all she could with what she was given. She wasn't afraid to say any way she could what was most important. She is a truly beautiful character.

10. Percy from The Scarlett Pimpernel. He's a legend! He speaks fluidly, flowery and is basically very fun to be around because, let's face it, he knows how to work a crowd. He is one extravagant thing yet quite another altogether. A master of disguise and not your run of the mill hero.

Thanks for reading! I'm a bit late in posting but my scheduling of this post had issues today. Sorry. These are the first memorable names that popped into my head from all the different books I've read. I know there are more but I'm glad to have been introduced to and to have read these characters in books. I love to think of them from time to time. Plus, these books are perfect re-reads just to live within the boundaries of these characters lives again.


JaneGS August 4, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

Interesting set of characters--I love Emma also, and think she is one of the most remarkable fictional creations ever. Charlotte is an inspired choice--so wise, so maternal, so practical. I cried buckets along with Wilbur. Interesting that you chose Snape--I loved that Rowling didn't go classic villain with him. She made him very real, and understandable.

Anonymous August 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

I really want to read Emma now! And Snape is an amazing character, loved the ending of DH when we find out his true character! Have a read day :) I also put Jacob on my list.

Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com

Julie August 5, 2010 at 6:31 AM  

Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to hear from both of you. I had so much fun creating this list.

Jen August 5, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

I love Charlotte! I can't believe I didn't add her to my list of favorite characters.

Lots of people are putting characters from Little Women on their lists. I've never read that book but I guess I need to soon!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Daisy August 6, 2010 at 3:15 AM  

I love Beth, Emma and Eowyn! Making this list is so much fun but really hard cause you just can't add everyone on it. Great list!

Cozy Book Nook (Lesa) August 6, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

Only three of yours are new to me-- and I love all the rest. Aww, Charlotte, what a great pick.
Thanks so much for checking out my list and leaving such lovely comments!

Julie August 6, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

It's super great to hear from all of you! Thanks for stopping by. So lovely to hear from you. :)

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