That’s me to a tee!


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 That Remind Me of Myself

To be honest – I’m not sure which characters remind me of me.  Perhaps that would be easier for others to say so I’ve gone for some probably rather silly ideas here instead:

The Weasley Twins out of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books- yes, of course, I’d like to say that I’m like Hermione, but truthfully I was a lazy student and one that was happier being a bit of a clown in class – so, the Weasley twins with their sense of humour feels more like me.

Griz – this is out of one of my recent reads -A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher – I’m like Griz in one very important way – I adore my dog.  Not sure whether I’d be heroic enough to take off after him if somebody kidnapped him – I’d like to think I would but who knows.  I would be deeply vexed though!  GRRRRRRrrrf.

Shara Thivani from RJ Bennet’s City of Lies – no, I’m not a spy!  But, she’s incredibly bookish and likes to use her brain to solve things – it helps of course that she is usually accompanied by Sigrud who has a fair bit of brawn to throw into the mix when things get troublesome.

Lady Trent from A History of Dragons by Marie Brennan — because she loves dragons, ditto, and she makes a study of them – this is something I could get behind, I probably wouldn’t be as good at her with all the anatomical sketches but I’d give it a go – and have a good laugh at them along the way.

Sam Tarly from GRRM’s Game of Thrones – because he just can’t wait to get to the library at the Citadel, the excitement about rooms and rooms full of shelves full of books – oh yes, this is definitely me.

Samwise Gamgee, Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings  – because he knows he’s not an adventurer, he’s happy at home, sat round his fire, and he loves gardening – which I also enjoy.  Although I do enjoy a bit of travelling – but then, Sam did enjoy seeing Rivendell.

Emma – from Jane Austen’s book of the same name  – because she has some proper embarrassing moments brought on by her meddling.  I’m not that much of a meddler, or a matchmaker for that matter, but I’ve had the occasional embarrassing moment.  Just the odd one.

Rip Van Winkle – this is a character that fell asleep for a long time – and I do like to sleep, perhaps not quite as long as Rip – he slept himself into another era completely but I love sleep and I’m a bear with a sore head when I wake up.

All the vampires – because I prefer the night to the day.  I like to stay up late – probably why I’m always so tired – Doh!

And, as I’m being rather silly now – it suggests I’m all out of ideas so tell me who you’re like.



16 Responses to “That’s me to a tee!”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This would be a hard list for me to make too because I don’t think any character is really “like” me (which makes sense; after all, I read to escape from being me 😉 ) but I probably would have tackled this the same way you did, because I can definitely relate to characters with little things here and there like personality quirks or interests 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, I very nearly didn’t do a list – and then thought I’d go with a bit of ‘silly’ instead.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I adore you list and I certainly can get behind sleep.

  3. Tammy

    All the vampires! Lol. I love that you relate more to the Weasleys than Hermione 😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – not sure if that’s a good thing or not uh!
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Ah, Samwell Tarly! The scene in GoT when he gets into the Citadel’s library and he stands in awe of the enormous amount of books stored there… I felt such kinship for him in that moment… 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Me too – plus running away during the battle – sorry, but I would just have to follow suit!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Ha ha!! Love this list! 🙂 especially Sam and all the vampires, which are an unexpected and fun pairing

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I struggled a bit with this particular theme. I don’t know really if any characters that I read about are like me so decided to take a more tongue in cheek approach.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Haha Lynn, I love your Weasley twins choice, however I am definitely more of a Hermione 😀

  7. waytoofantasy

    I want to be a Lizzie Bennet but I know

  8. waytoofantasy

    ….I’m probably an Emma. As seem here when I accidentally hit the wrong button, siiiiiigh. Also, I love gossip too much for my own good.

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