Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Whom I Would Love to Have as Friends

Hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
For today's topic, we get to fill in the blank: Characters Who ____.
So I picked those ten whom I would LOVE to have as my friends.

1. Winnie the Pooh. He was literally the first to come to mind. Always ready to write a hum for you, help you out, or even share a nice chat over a little something at that time of day. I'd say that's perfect. And the fact that he provides sweet wisdom unknowingly is even better.

2. Thursday Next. (From The Eyre Affair, etc. by Jasper Fforde.) Maybe she'd take me on a visit to Bookworld with her. Now THAT would be the experience of a lifetime.

3. Merry Brandybuck and 
4. Pippin Took. These fellas are awesome. 'Nuff said.

5. Anne Shirley. (From Anne of Green Gables). Romantic, yet sensible. Whimsical, yet grounded. A dreamer, yet practical. A devoted student at school - and an enthusiastic student of life.

6. Charles Bingley. (From Pride and Prejudice.) He's a bit too easily influenced to make my list of literary crushes, but he's a cheery guy to have around. And we'd have SO MANY PARTIES. :-)

7. Lucy Pevensie. (From The Chronicles of Narnia.) She's so sweet and kind, and has such an innocent heart, even grown up. Lucy's just a decent person.

8. Hermione Granger. Who wouldn't want to have her as a friend? Yay for nerds! :-)

9. The Abbe (Monsieur Bienvenu) (From Les Miserables) Such a decent fellow. He's the personification of kindness, and he can be funny, too.

10. Sherlock Holmes. Such awesome adventures! Well, on second thought - uhh, I could get killed hanging out with that guy. Watson is both lucky and unlucky.


What about you?


  1. Fabulous list! I'd add Fred & George Weasley - they'd keep me in stitches. :)
    I really, really need to read The Eyre Affair.
    I did villains today!

    1. Duh - how could I forget those guys?
      Oooh villains! I'll stop by and check it out!

  2. Winnie Pooh would a really chill friend. :) I also listed Hermione as a character that I'd love to know in real life - she is just so nice, smart, and brave!

    1. Hermione is just the best. :-P
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. So many of my favorite characters on this list. :) I know all of them except the one from Eyre Affair but that's on my to read list... I'm looking forward to it. :) I completely agree with Mr. Bingley. He would be so much fun to be friends with... and yes the PARTIES!

    1. The Eyre Affair (and the entire Thursday Next series (and anything else by Jasper Fforde for that matter)) is just spectacularly written. It's like having all your favorite characters from all of classic literature combined in one book/series and interacting with one another. Perfection!
      By the way, your TTT is awesome - I love that it's all just full of Austen! :-)

  4. Great list! I went the opposite direction and listed characters I love reading, but don't think would make for really good real life friends.

    1. Thanks!
      Oh, that's a nice twist! I'm heading over right now to check it out!

  5. Great list! I would love to have Hermione as my best friend, she would be incredible. I love Merry & Pippin, would definitely want to be friends with them. I adore Anne Shirley, she would make a brilliant friend. Nice picks! Here's my TTT :)

    1. Yay, I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for reading!


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