Today's blog hop from The Broke and the Bookish asks us to name our "Top Ten Book Characters I'd Want As Family Members (All those characters you think would be awesome moms, dads, sisters, uncles, grandparents etc.)."
Well, I'm actually quite happy to stick with my real-life family members, but if I lived in a literary landscape, here's who I'd choose...
Pi from Life of Pi & Harry Potter & Haroun from Haroun & the Sea of Stories. This trio would challenge and inspire me to step up my world-changing game, plus I know they'd always have my back!
Sisters: Olivia from the Olivia children's books. She'd probably drive me nuts, but I'd adore her anyway. And Hermione from the Harry Potter series. A kindred spirit and, again, a sibling to spark my own genius. And Esperanza from The House on Mango Street, a poet of fanciful dreamings and compassionate acts to inspire and to offer solace in times of change or struggle.
Inspirational Aunts: Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God and Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility. The boldly strong-willed and the sweetly pragmatic, they'd make quite a pair in conversation over holiday dinners and make outstanding confidantes and mentors.
Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird or Elie Wiesel, author and central character in Night (Wiesel calls this famous work a novel rather than a memoir.) Ma Joad from The Grapes of Wrath.
Just imagine the animated conversations this group could conjure around the Thanksgiving dinner table!
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