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This week is all about those characters in books that we wish were in our family! Next week the topic is Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves (all those things that annoy you in a story, with book covers, bookstores, etc.)
So here it goes---these are some characters that I would adopt into my family.
1. Mom – Molly Weasley from Harry Potter – anyone who could raise that brood is awesome and I have always wanted red hair. Actually, Molly reminds me of my own mother. She was a character in her own right although she may not have wanted her children to think so – I know how that is since I’m a lot like her.
2. Having Fred & George for brothers would be a blast, too. They were always up to something entertaining and they were very loyal to their family. Life with the Weasleys would never be boring. (Can you tell I just finished the Harry Potter series?)
3. Dad – I would agree with Jamie on Liesel’s Dad from The Book Thief. That is one of my all-time favorite books, too. He does remind me of my Dad. He works hard and stands up for what he believes in in a quiet but strong way. Yes, that's him.
4. One Sister would be Hermione from Harry Potter because I think she could use a sister although having one might have meant that she wouldn’t hang out with Ron and Harry as much, but having a sister that is that smart would be amazing, wouldn’t it?
5. Another sister would be Katniss from The Hunger Games. Was there ever a more devoted sister? I would be safe in every situation – except the last one, I guess. But in my fictional story that wouldn’t happen.
6. I would have to have Eliza Makepeace from The Forgotten Garden as a cousin. Even though she left Ivory on the ship alone (that was silly), I liked her spunk and her independent nature. And she told great stories.
7. Virginia Woolf would be my bosom friend. I love her attitude in A Room of One’s Own and the way she said things just clicked with me. Maybe I could avoid her walking into that river. I would hope I could have stopped her if she was my friend.
8. Another friend would be Cassandra from The Forgotten Garden. She was loyal and true to her grandmother and I think she would be a loyal and true friend, too.
9. And Luna from Harry Potter. She is one of my favorite characters just because she is so out-there and dreamy all the time. Definitely an optimist. Maybe she could be my daughter. I could definitely see myself blowing up because I miscalculated a spell. Anyway, I love Luna.
10. Finally, I have to agree again with Jamie, I would want old Jacob from Water for Elephants for my grandpa. I never knew any of my grandparents so I always adopted some of the elderly people in the neighborhood as my own. Jacob was amazing. He had great stories and a lot of spunk which I value highly. I would want my grandpa to do what he did at the end of Water for Elephants – not telling what it is here, but those of you who have read it will know what I mean.
Wow! I actually got 10 on my list! Granted the selections are limited, but I drew from things I have read recently. That was fun!
P.S. -- I just thought -- I would add Church from The Mortal Instruments for our cat!!!