Top Ten Tuesday: 4/7


Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With

9b5b9ba3163604e580fc738056617d0516b126c6be24d09c2872eab76aa9675b1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games | I want to know what her life is like now that everything has changed. Is she happy?

2. Eva Tilling from Made For You | How is her life now? Does she still see people’s deaths when she touches them?

3. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter | I would love to know what she’s up to now!

4. Aria and Perry from Under the Never Sky | Are they still together? How have their lives changed?

5. Liz Hall from Elsewhere | I have been curious about her new life since I finished the book!

tumblr_ma3w7t3NCh1ry10fwo1_5006. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter | Seriously, how are things?

7. Rachel from Something Borrowed | I would love to know how she is doing.

8. Princess Mia from The Princess Diaries | I haven’t read these in years, but I’ll finally get to check-in with Mia when the  eleventh book is released this year!

9. Anaxandra from Goddess of Yesterday | Another book I read YEARS ago but would love to know how the main character is doing!

10. Lara from Warprize | She had crazy adventures during the books…hows life after war?

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Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 25

Day 25: A character you can relate to the most

5139I can absolutely identify with Andrea Sachs from the Devil Wears Prada. She’s a small-town, naive girl who starts her career at a top-notch fashion magazine, where’s she’s completely out of her league. Though I cannot identify with having a psychotic boss, extremely shallow co-workers, or living in New York City, I really identify with her fashion sense (or lack thereof) and having a hectic work life.

Okay, so perhaps we don’t have that much in common. But after reading the book twice, I really feel like I’m similar to Andrea. Perhaps it’s her ability to adapt to a changing work and social environment, her love of literature, or her people pleasing ways. Maybe it’s the extremely supportive significant other or the work ethic. Either way, I love this book, and I’m definitely an Andrea Sachs at heart.


60510This is a very, very hard question for me to answer. I’ve been pouring over my Goodreads lists looking for something to jump out at me, to speak to me and tell me the answer but that hasn’t happened. There are so many characters from different books that I love that I relate to certain parts of them, or the way they react to certain things, but I cannot honestly say that there is one character that I relate to more than anyone.

There are girls like Yelena and Luna Lovegood and Katniss that I can see part of myself in, but everyone can. That’s why they’re written the way they are. I feel like the characters that I see myself in more than others, like Angela from The Things We Do For Love, are more characters that I’m afraid of becoming or afraid of being in their positions than actually relating to them.

So, I don’t have an answer for this one – but I’ll obviously keep reading, and hopefully will one day find that character that speaks to me more than any others.


Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 16

Day Sixteen: Your favorite female character

And again, since finishing Poison Study my answer has changed… Yelena is totally my favorite. She’s such a badass! I love that she’s so smart and strong, and that she doesn’t take crap from anyone no matter who they are. She stands up for what she believes is right and, like me, has the first instinct of running away from things that are uncomfortable or scary, but she’s trying to change. Totally the girl I want to be. Now if only I could find someone to teach me how to fight like Ari & Janco teach her…


13I absolutely love Mia Thermopolis. Is she crazy confident, cool, and brave? Hell no. Does she wield a sword, slay beasts, or go on crazy quests? Hell no. No, Mia is okay at school, a terrible princess, and even worse with boys.

In short, Mia was my role model when I was growing up. I was no princess by any means, but I felt that my homeschooled self lived vicariously through her first kiss, homework issues and princess troubles. I even loved the movie. In fact, I think my nerdy self really understood Mia’s nerdy self.