Thursday, July 23, 2009

Top Ten...Thursday?

I wanted to do this Tuesday but...I have five kids. And you put up that cute post about Andrew and I couldn't bear to bury it for a couple of days so I could look at his cute little face some more. He's cute. Anyway...
Jenni made this week's TTT theme favorite fictional people. Aren't you so glad she's blogging again? I am. In random order:

1) Matthew Cuthbert - Anne of Green Gables

2) Elizabeth Bennet - Pride and Prejudice ...actually Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. I want to live next door to the Darcys and play cards with them and go fishing in their lake.

3) Anne Elliot - Persuasion

4) Strider - The Lord of the Rings; and not that goofy guy they got to play in the movie. He's not a man, he's a goofball.

5) Can I just say that I hardly read fiction anymore so I'm actually having a hard time not coming up with characters from the same three or four books. I guess that's because I read the same books over and over again unless it's an apologetics book or some sort of text book. Ahhh, I need to expand my horizons.

6) Anne Shirley - Anne of Green Gables; Even though she is absolutely silly and is sometimes very misguided, I have to admit I do really like her character.

7) Hadassah - The Mark of the Lion series; she's lovely. I wish I could be her...actually, I don't really want to be half eaten by a lion so...never mind, but isn't she lovely?

8) Leana McKie - Thorn in My Heart and the other two books in that series.

9) Mr. Bennet - Pride and Prejudice

10) Mr. Knightley - Emma; everyone needs a Mr. Knightley in their life. Thank God I have Del, he's my Mr. Knightley only...better.

and because I wasted my #5 whining...

11) David Copperfield - David Copperfield; you know I hated almost every Charles Dickens book I picked up. But when I read David Copperfield I couldn't put it down. It's a thick book and I finished it in a week and a half or something. Yes, this was before I had any children.


Johanna said...

I wanted to do one of these, too! I commented on Jenni's instead, because I knew I wouldn't be able to come up with 10. Not because I don't have 10 I love, but because my brain cannot remember anything I read before 72 minutes ago, and because I would have to chase Andrew down and get him out of some form of trouble exactly 49 times while typing out the post while trying to get my brain to work. Anyway... I love yours! I haven't actually read all the books in your list, so I cannot speak to your 3, 4, or 11, but I also like the others.

Oh, and yes! I love that Jenni is blogging again. I missed her while she was gone.

Lawanda said...

You. Hate? Dickens! EEEK!


This is an awesome list and I may have to copy you at some point, because it just looks fun. :)

Mine would be from the same books over and over too, and actually a lot of the same books you did! LOL

Jenni said...

Oh you two made my day with your kind words.

Jo, I love your list and definitely agree about Hadassah; out of all the Francine Rivers' books that I have read (and I think I've read almost all of hers), that was the character that resonated so deeply with me. And the love scenes! ***swooon***

I think I need to read David Copperfield. I haven't read much Dickens except A Christmas Story, which is one of my all time favorites. I almost put Ebenezer Scrooge on my favorites list but that seemed a little strange.