Wish you were them?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

Bilbo – because I’m nosey and want to explore his hobbit hole and if I was Bilbo for the day I could go exploring.  Not quite the adventure that Bilbo eventually ends up on – something nice and safe with lots of hunting through pantries and of course not forgetting second breakfast and elevenses and lunch and afternoon tea and dinner and supper! Ooh, I feel bloated just thinking about it.

Hermione – let me count the ways.  She’s a witch, a remarkably talented witch at that, very well read – I mean, come on! She has some cracking good friends and to top it all off she goes to Hogwarts.  Boom.

Eliza Bennett – she has a pretty easy life really.  Waltzing about the countryside, without a care in the world, figuring out which frock goes with which bonnet, reading, chatting, dancing, flirting.  And let’s not forget Darcy – who, owns Pemberley  and Eliza will become the mistress of the place once they marry.  Fine living and dining.com.

Lady Trent from A Natural History of Dragons.  Because she’s a rebel in a conventional world, she stirs things up, refuses to fit into conventions that she has no say in the drawing up of and let’s not forget – DRAGONS!

Alix from Owl and the Japanese Circus (Adventures of Owl, #1) by Kristi Charish – she’s an ex archaeology student who was used as a scapegoat and turned instead to stealing artefacts – okay, that’s a bit naughty BUT – she travels all over the world to the most exotic and fascinating destinations looking for artefacts – a female Indiana Jones.  Why not says I.

Toby Daye from Seanan Mcguire’s Toby Daye series.  Okay, I’m not too enamoured by the whole thing of tasting blood – but – TYBALT.  I will not elaborate further.  That is all

I’m absolutely loving the Spellslinger series by Sebastien de Castell and part of that is because of one of the characters called Ferius Parfax.  She’s such a cool character – I love her and I’m going to totally fangirl and say I’d swap places to be her in a New York minute – plus, I love this Argosi – walking the path way of life – it just sounds very chilled and kind of reminds me of Caine from the old Kung Fu series where he walks around from place to place generally helping people out.  I can do that, I can walk on rice paper and be a grasshopper, not a problem.

Buffy – because Spike – I’m sensing a theme?

Fern – the young girl from Charlotte’s Web.  She lives on a lovely farm that looks positively charming and she gets to keep a baby pig – what is not to love about that.

So, who would you change places with ??



28 Responses to “Wish you were them?”

  1. maxinesobsessions

    Buffy yes… But for Angel lol.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yeah, you can defo have Angel and I’ll have Spike. 😀

  2. lydiaschoch

    Buffy was on my list this week, too! Honestly, everyone on your list sounds like they’d be a great person to switch places with.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m usually a bit of a raging coward so I’m surprised that I chose Buffy – what with all that kicking vampire ass! But, I think Spike makes it all worthwhile! 😀
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    Definitely Buffy! And also Ferius! Actually I love all your choices😁

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I didn’t even watch that much Buffy buy yea, Spike. I’m seeing quite a few Hermoine’s on people’s lists today.

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Exchanging places with Toby Daye might be a bloody affair, indeed (not just because of the tasting, think of the actual *bleeding* that takes place at almost every page!!!!), but on the other hand… Tybalt! (((SIGH)))
    😀 😀 😀

  6. Nicole Evans

    I pretty much love all of your choices (and I would definitely pick quite a few because of the amazing people they ended up falling in love with).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I confess that was quite a motivation for me this week – I almost chose all characters with that in mind but then decided not to!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Carmen

    I would so like to be Bilbo–just to hang out with Gandalf (I’d be a bit awe struck). 🙂 Lizzie Bennet, why not?! That Mr. Darcy is swoon-worthy. 😉
    Btw, Lynn, check your spam folder in case some of my comments have ended out there; someone is doing its darndest to hack me.

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes, I would love to live the life of Lady Trent! Growing up, I idolized Jane Goodall and if you think about it Isabella sort of does the same thing but with DRAGONS!!!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Wow, Jane Goodall – what an excellent comparison. Spot on.
      Lynn 😀

  9. evelynreads1

    Hermione! I would love to switch with her! 🙂


  10. waytoofantasy

    I wish I were Lady Trent too. She had so many adventures and was super brave too.

  11. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I think I’m pretty much a hobbit already, so switching with them would be easy :).

  12. jessicabookworm

    HAHA I would absolutely love to be a hobbit, but maybe a safer role than Bilbo like Rosie Cotton and then I could marry the lovely Samwise 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, for an unadventurous sort he certainly wound up in a lot of dangers predicaments. I would swap places, but only for a day – and for a day at home!
      Lynn 😀

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