Friday, December 7, 2012

Follow Friday - Character I'd be

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: Activity: Who do you want to be? If you could choose any character from a book.  What do you think the character looks like and what do you have in common?
Okay the thing about being a character in a book is that BAD STUFF HAPPENS. They have hardships and death threats. While I like having fun, I also like not dying.  There are lots of book worlds I would like to go to.  Sure Hogwarts sounds great, minus that whole Voldemort trying to kill everyone thing.

People who it wouldn't suck to be
  • Alexia Tarabotti - So she does have death threats.  But Alexia is so analytical and curious that they never seem to bother her much.  Also her hubby is one sexy piece of Scottish werewolf mancake that I wouldn't mind spending some time with.  Plus I think it'd be fun to hang out in steampunk novel for awhile. I don't really have much in common with Alexia, except a love of books and a shared love her husband. That's enough right? 
  • Granuaile - I know you're thinking, isn't she just a secondary character in the Iron Druid series? (I've only read the first 3 so NO SPOILERS PLEASE). But Granuaile, aside from having a name I would hate learning to spell, has a lot of things going for her.  For one, she gets to spend lots of time around our favorite sexy druid Atticus.  For another, she's a super sexy redhead and I bet that'd be fun.  Also, she's a druid in training which is probably pretty interesting. She works in a bar and I like bourbon.  She likes mythology.  Other than much.  
People who I rejected after thinking about it
  • Alanna from the Lioness Quartet - I thought "I'd like to go learn to be a knight like Alanna" then I remembered how much work was involved and thought better of it.  While being a lady knight might sound badass, everything Alanna went through to get there is more effort than I'm really willing to put forth.  Me and Alanna are both feminists who like animals but I think she's more intense than I am. 
  • Deryn from the Leviathan trilogy - While I think I'd love riding around on an airship I think I'd make a terrible soldier.  I just don't have the bravery that makes Deryn such a great character.  I think me and Deryn could share a lot of jokes and laughter.  We both like traveling and going new places.  She's a loyal and trusthworthy friend, something I hope that I am.  Out of all the characters, she'd probably be the one I'm closest to.
  • Jacky Faber - Lots of fun, lots of flirts but too many near death experiences.  Can I just have the flirting parts of her life? I like boys, traveling, adventures and stories.  We'd actually probably get along quite well though her piratey ways would make me very nervous. 


Katja Weinert said...

Alexia's a great choice :) Love the Parasol Protectorate series, and can't wait for her YA book to come out next year.
New GFC follower

Katja @ YA's the Word

caffeinejunkie said...

Cool choices! Yeah, I didn't know who to pick either. Followed back!:)

Emilee said...

This was so hard! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Followed back :)

Auggie said...

I think that a lot of the participants of this week's Follow Friday are having to realize that a lot of their favorite characters have it PRETTY TOUGH! We'd want the cool and awesome parts of their life but definitely not all of the intense hardships they have to go through.

Old follower!

Auggie's FF

Unknown said...

Great choices! Thank-you so much for topping by and leaving a comment on my blog! Old GFC follower :)

Bookworm Brandee said...

I love your approach to this question! :) Thanks for hopping by my blog. I'm an old GFC follower of yours.

Erika said...

I haven't heard of any of those characters but I know what you mean about the not really wanting to be a character in a book!

InkkReviews said...

lol i haven't read these book i guess either, but i love that you choose them on what sucky things happen. your right.. it wouldnt be a book unless sucky things happened! thanks for the follow. followed you back :) Katie @ Inkk

Jessi (Geo) said...

I haven't heard of any of these characters >.<

You have a point though about the near-death experiences! Even the one I picked has a major hardship at the end that I'd really rather not go through, but I didn't really think about that when I picked her.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

Megan said...

Sounds like you thought this through unlike me. lol
Thanks for stopping by!
--Megan @ Books i View