Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - "Book-Alikes"

Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life, or, as I put it in my blog title because I love a pun: "Book-Alikes"

I thought this was a great theme. Then I sat down with my little notebook and tried to make my list. Ten minutes later I decided to ask Philip for assistance.

"Do I remind you of any characters from any books?" He thought for a second.

"Well, I assume you already came up with Elizabeth Bennet," he said. I'm not kidding. That's the first thing he suggested.

I love that man.

I'm not sure I agree. (It feels just a little too braggadocios to claim resemblance to the ultimate heroine in English Literature.)

If I had to choose an Austen heroine whom I resemble I think I'd suggest these two:

1. Anne Eliot -Persuasion 
2. Elinor Dashwood -Sense and Sensibility

In childhood I think I was something like
3. Faith Meredith -Rainbow Valley, although more for her spirit than her looks (Faith is often described as a "beauty").

My dad is inextricably bound in my mind with
4. Almanzo Wilder -Farmer Boy

Part of that is because he used to read us the book but the other reason is I think he must have been something like that as a boy (minus the obsession with horses).

My oldest daughter is like
5. Jessie in The Boxcar Children books. She's practical and responsible and she loves a good mystery.

Our second daughter is something like:
6. Ramona in The Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary.

Our Sweet Pea definitely reminds us of this little piglet:
That's about all I could come up with. My family often describes people as like certain characters from the Winnie-the-Pooh books but I won't share those here. That could get kind of embarrassing.

So, how 'bout you? Do you recognize yourself in one of your favorite books?
This post is linked to Top 10 Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish.
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1 comment:

Amy said...

I loved your list! I tried to think of characters that reminded me of my husband and children, but I drew a complete blank so just went with myself instead (and that was hard too!). So great job relating book characters to all of your family members! (I LOVE Almanzo Wilder in Farmer Boy!)

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