Tuesday, 24 September 2013

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

I am the type of person who gets way too attached to fictional characters. I have literally sobbed in books, tv shows and movies when characters I have grown to love have died.

I still haven’t forgiven you for Wash, Joss!

On one of my 4am feeding blog stalking adventures, I saw a bunch of sites listing their top 10 literary fictional BFFS which got me thinking. Out of all the books I’ve read… out of all the characters I have grown to know as if they were my own friends... Who would be my best friends?

My Top 10 Literary BFF’s (in no particular order)

1. Luna Lovegood (The Harry Potter Series): She is a complete oddball and my absolute favourite character… after Snape of course.
2. Daenerys Targaryen (A Song of Ice and Fire Series): The girl has dragons!
3. Samwise Gangee (Lord of the Rings Trilogy): Can you find a character in a book that is more loyal? If Sam was your mate, you could ask him to help you move and he would always say yes.
4. Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice): Lizzie went to visit her best friend Charlotte Lucas… even after she married that twit Mr Collins. That’s a friend!
5. Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility): She is loyal and lovely and the Jane Austen character I identify most with.
6. Yvaine (Stardust): Imagine all the things this girl/star has seen? You would never truly run out of things to talk about.
7. Adora Belle Dearheart (Going Postal, Making Money): Her nickname “Spike” says it all. I too can be very spikey.
8. Nanny Ogg (The Discworld Books; first appearance in Equal Rites): I think I am slowly turning into Nanny Ogg. Besides the clan of children. Two will do me nicely thanks.
9. Sookie Stackhouse (The Southern Vampire Mysteries): We’d hang out at Fantasia and I’d perve on Eric. Do I have ulterior motives in being her friend? Probably.
10. Lee Scorsby (His Dark Materials Trilogy): (spoiler alert) When Lee and his dæmon, an arctic hare named Hester died (sorry!) I put down the first book and nearly refused to go on. Sam Elliot, who played him in the movie, was the only one who truly captured their character in The Golden Compass.

What Literary character would you be total BFF’s with?

My baby girl Zoe Mouse was weighed and measured at her doctors visit today. She is a whooping 64cm long and a very heavy 6.34kg. On the growth charts she measures the size of the average 5 month old. At 11 weeks. My big chubba bubba.

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  1. I love Luna and Samwise, good choices! I think I read His Dark Materials a few years ago, so I can't remember much of it! There's nothing wrong with loving fictional characters in my view haha. I wish I had more time for leisure reading, but with uni I don't get the chance.

  2. hahaha.. I too have not gotten over that game of thrones episode (i'm in the process of reading the second book in the series) I do love Dany!!! :)

  3. Sounds like we read the same books! Although I am yet to meet Adora Bell Dearheart. I thought Lady Sybil was already pretty awesome!

    Oh, and Zoe is soooo adorable! :)

  4. I had put Carrot and Sam Vimes on the list but I had to have Nanny. It was hard just picking two discworld characters. I could of had 50 Bffs! :)

  5. How kick-ass is she! Her and Arya are just such interesting and original female characters. I want him to write the next book!

  6. It's getting hard for me to read too! I'm studying and with the two rugrats, it's almost impossible. I read books on my phone in the shower, at the hairdressers and at the park. Anywhere I have 2 minutes. :)

    If you find the time, give His Dark Materials another read. I think I'm due for a reread.