To Read, Perchance to Dream

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Today over at the Broke and Bookish the Top Ten Tuesday topic for discussion is:

‘Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds’

Characters who love reading as much as we do – win!

  1. Hermione Granger from J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series.  Hermione always has her head in a book, she is like the number one student and even has a time twister to allow her to attend more lessons.
  2. Lady Trent from Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons.  Lady Trent is a great character, completely ahead of her time which does rather lead her into trouble with the stiff upper lip sorts.  Determined to find out everything there is to know about dragons and document it her travels become more intrepid and dangerous with each book – plus the covers below!
  3. Kvothe from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  Kvothe is a fantastic character – he’s determined to join the University, he wants to learn but his main desire is to access the dusty and winding labyrinths of the library.
  4. Simmea from Jo Walton’s Just City.  Simmea loves to learn and philosophise and living in a city based on Plato’s Just City is the perfect place for learning to take place.
  5. Shara from Robert Bennett’s City of Stairs.  Shara is an excellent character who manages to defeat some formidable foe simply from remembering some of the knowledge she has picked up over the years from constant reading.
  6. The Storyteller and Her Sisters by Cheryl Mahoney – a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses with Lyra – the ninth princess who likes to tell stories.
  7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  ‘Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness’ – he doesn’t always burn those books though!!!!  He saves them from the fire – even though it could mean great loss for him.
  8. Jean Tannen – I couldn’t have a list with the possibility of mentioning Jean and pass it up!  Jean is the best character – I love him!  And he is not only a wise cracking conman and tough guy but he loves books!  The Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch.
  9. And my last two books are two that I haven’t got to yet but will do so soon!  The Libriomancer by Jim C Hines – in which characters can magically reach into books and draw out objects – oh yes please!
  10. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – something about the mention of the Great Library of Alexandria – yep, yep, yep, You had me at ‘ink’.  Cannot wait to read this one – lots of excellent reviews from very trustworthy sources make me extra keen.

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11 Responses to “To Read, Perchance to Dream”

  1. Leona

    I discovered the Magic Ex Libris series from this meme today and added it to my list. Ink and Bone has been in my TBR for quite some time, I hope I will find the time to read it too! Great list btw.

  2. Paula S. Jordan

    Hi, Lynn.

    Thanks for this list. What a grand idea, and I’ve only read three of them!

  3. jessicabookworm

    I love those covers! I haven’t read them but looking at them makes me want to. Great literary bookworm choices too. I am pleased to see Hermione, Lyra and Guy Montag; great characters 🙂

  4. Elizabeth

    Wonderfully original list. I haven’t heard of most of these. This is a fun topic. Here’s mine: http://eviloverlordthoughts.com/bookishly-nerdy-characters/

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    OMG Lady Trent is a great choice – remember in the first book, one of the pros she listed for marrying her husband was because he had a great library? 😉

  6. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    You know Lady Trent has an impressive library and awesome friends, when they come over to read from her personal collection, and have separate rooms to debate books.

  7. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Great list!! And can’t wait to see what you think of Ink and Bone.

  8. Amy @ Pages of Starlight

    I just got a copy of A Natural History of Dragons and was already excited enough – but hearing that Lady Trent is is total book nerd? Makes me want to read it even more. Even though I’ve not read The Libromancer or Ink and Bone yet, I’ve seen them on a few lists and they sound like they’ll be really good. (I almost bought a copy of The Libromancer, but I’ve got to read a already book by Jim C. Hines that I already bought first.) Hopefully they will both be great!

    My TTT

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    Ahhhh Lady Trent is such a great choice! Definitely wouldn’t have thought of her. I’m just about to finish The Lies of Locke Lamora (~40 pages from the end!) and you’re completely right, Jean is the best. I love how he’s both nerdy and good at math…and really badass with an axe. 😀

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