Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Characters That Remind Me of Myself

My favorite books tend to contain favorite characters. Favorite characters become favorites because I tend to see something in them that reminds me of myself.

Are these things true for you, too?





Here are some characters I identify with:


Meg Murry of A Wrinkle in Time 
Character trait that reminds me of myself: nerd-i-ness

Hermoine Granger of Harry Potter
Character trait that reminds me of myself: know-it-all-ness

Bilbo Baggins of The Hobbit
Character trait that reminds me of myself: love of home

Anne of Anne of Green Gables
Character trait that reminds me of myself: hopefulness

Stargirl of Stargirl
Character trait that reminds me of myself: desire to do things to bring people together even when it makes you seem very, very quirky

Madeline of Madeline
Character trait that reminds me of myself: daring

The Little House of The Little House
Character trait that reminds me of myself: dislike of change

Frog of Frog and Toad
Character trait that reminds me of myself: cheer-i-ness

Alice of Alice in Wonderland
Character trait that reminds me of myself: surprised by the world

Don Quixote of Don Quixote
Character trait that reminds me of myself: dreaminess







What characters remind you of yourself?





Top Ten Tuesday was created by 
The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.

28 comments:

  1. How fun! I'm definitely with you and Hermoine on know-it-all-ness.

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  2. I really like how organized your list was. Good job with it.

    My TTT.

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  3. We have some of the same ones! Don Quixote is a good one as well!

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    1. Being like DQ can get one in a mess of trouble sometimes.

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  4. I should really have added Bilbo to mine too. Great list! 😊
    My TTT.

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  5. Hermione reminds me of myself as well!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/top-ten-tuesday-210/

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    1. I have a theory that we all secretly have a HP character we connect to.

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  6. Love how you pointed out the specific traits! I'm with you on Hermoine!

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    1. Yes, and I should have included Luna. I feel connected to Luna, too.

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  7. Great list! It's so neat that you chose the specific traits. I think Bilbo is an interesting one, and I can definitely relate to that!

    Here's my TTT post.

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    1. Bilbo is comfortable in his life, and I am as well. I am not a big one for adventure. Yet I do love adventures once I actually get on the road.

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  8. Frog and Toad! I love both of them! :)

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  9. I like that you took one characteristic of each character to relate to yourself. I don't see myself in characters, but definitely see my daughter in Hermione. :-)

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  10. Best list I've seen all day. I really had a hard time this week because I love characters as they are written but they are obviously not as complex as a real person (me) Characters like me, a bit

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  11. Bellezza from Dolce Bellezza had trouble commenting, and she oh-so-kindly emailed me her comments. I'm posting them here.

    Your first paragraph caught me by the throat because that is one of the defining things that makes a book for me. I MUST feel that I can relate to, or at least have a connection with, the characters. And then you mention Meg, one of the first connections I ever made (when I was 11 years old). I don’t suppose it bodes well for me that I also connect to Anna (in Anna Karenina) as she was an adulterous, suicidal woman...the part that I connected with is falling so irrationally in love that it messes with you.

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    1. Ha! I'm not sure anyone can really connect to a head-on-straight character. It seems to be character's flaws that snag our attention.

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  12. I like how you included Alice and Don Quixote. Not every book that I adore contains characters that are like me, but I do like it when characters are sympathetic, even when we don't have much in common.

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    1. I noticed I even felt a bit of sympathy tonight for Thanos when we were watching the Avengers movie.

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  13. I truly love how you organize every one of your TTT posts; and this one is no different! I can easily see myself having many of yours on my list (and I do have some of them).. I was that Hermione as well...

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  14. I'm Hermione in the know-it-allness answer everything in class, in college (I know I annoyed some of my professors) and some bookishness (different from hers rather).

    Frog and Toad, oh my, memories. I have to say I'm more Toad.

    I looked at traits for part of my list although mine isn't so neatly organized as your list, I like how you took the topic and your format.

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  15. Great list! I almost put Bilbo on my list too for that exact same reason. :)

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  16. I couldn't think how to approach this one, but if I'd seen your post earlier, I would totally have stolen your method. Love this.

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