If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in!


Every Tuesday I head on over to the Broke and the Bookish to find 10 examples for whatever is the theme of the week.  This week we’re looking at:

‘Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table’

I’ve split this up because I’ve decided whilst I would like to invite certain characters I would definitely avoid some others.  Here goes.

Five who I’m inviting for lunch:

Boromir – (or Sean Bean!!!) – it would be folly not to!

Pocket from Christopher Moore’s Serpent of Venice – because he’s such an excellent, smart arsed and witty fellow, probably a bad idea as you’d probably choke on your lunch, but…

Lord Ermenwyr from Kage Baker’s Anvil of the World – part demon, I love this character – him and nursey!  Very amusing pair.

Lady Trent from Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons – a great character who breaks all the rules and pushes the boundaries – plus she goes in search of dragons!!  DRAGONS.  And she has lots of adventure tales to tell.

Jasnah from Brandon Sanderson’s epic Way of Kings and Words of Radiance.  Simply put – she’s awesome and interesting.  Why wouldn’t you invite her to lunch.

Five who are definitely not coming to lunch:

The dwarfs from The Hobbit by Toilkien (which is a cheat because this is a whole group) – basically because they’re just going to turn lunch into a massive food fight with lots of broken dishes (less cleaning up though I suppose!)

Melanie from M R Carey’s The Girl with All the Gifts – call me old fashioned but I don’t want to become plant fertiliser!

Cercei Lannister from Martin’s Game of Thrones – lets just be honest here, she’s pretty nasty.  No, she doesn’t get an invite!

Iuda from Jasper Kent’s Vampire series – because I want to take part in the lunch not actually become it!  Plus Iuda is one sneaky, crafty, evil, manipulative and smelly character.

Harper from The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes – basically he’s a serial killer – and I’m not talking about Weetabix and Porridge!!

Who’s on your Mad Hatter’s Tea Party invitation??




14 Responses to “If your name’s not down, you’re not coming in!”

  1. lipsyy

    haha I don’t think I’d like to have lunch with anyone from GoT…well, maybe Tyrion.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Tyrion would be a good one to have lunch – so mind as you don’t mind it being a liquid lunch!
      Lynn 😀

      • lipsyy

        Liquid lunches are often the only ones I’m interested in 😉

      • lynnsbooks

        Indeed – I’m on the same page (no pun intended!)

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Ha! Jasnah is the only character your inviting that I know. I like her, good choice. But I would love to sit with Cercei! I mean come on, who doesn’t love to here some catty conversation? 🙂 And poor Melanie, she so sweet. Couldn’t you just leave her strapped to her chair? 🙂

    I’d love to invite most of the cast of GoT. Tyrion, Littlefinger, Varys, Arya, Cersei, Bron, Jaime, Daario … yeah, it could be big lunch! 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      I do love Melanie – she’s such a good character – but not sure I’d invite her to lunch!! Haha, I should have known you’d invite Cercei – I admit I would invite Tyrion to lunch – he’s brilliant. And Arya.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    So pretty much zombies, vampires, cannibals and serial killers would be excluded from the table, smart choice, very smart choice 😀

  4. jessicabookworm

    Interesting choices. I think I would have to invite Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings, Professor Lupin from Harry Potter, and Mr Tumnus from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Haha, I knew you’d invite Sam. I almost included him. Nice choices.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Two Dudes in an Attic

    Am I allowed to just invite nursey? Or do I need the part-demon prince along too?

  6. Wendleberry

    Aww, Melaine!? Harsh. So long as she couldn’t smell you she’d be lovely! I’d rather not have Dr Cadwell. She’d probably bring slices of brains to pass around the table.

    • lynnsbooks

      Dr Cadwell was just so horrible – I couldn’t believe she was going to open Melanie up and look inside her – while she was still conscious! Eugh.
      Lynn 😀

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