Friday, August 03, 2007
My Favourite Character
I am at the very borderline of entering this give away. It was very hard for me to pick my favourite character because there have been so many good characters over the years. So, I will just list some of them:
Anne of Green Gables: I grew up on Anne, between the early miniseries and the books. I was always quite fond of Anne with an E and I have been thinking a lot lately that it would be fun to reread all the books, but I am so bad at rereading.
Tas from The Dragonlance Chronicles: I really enjoy the comical characters in books. There is something so wonderful about Tas, even if all of his species is of that nature. He brings a smile to my face, and I would read The Dragonlance Chronicles just for him.
Meg Murry (later O'Keefe) of Madeleine L'Engle's Books: I first read about Meg in A Wrinkle in Time. I really enjoyed her when I was younger, and every so often I will dig out L'Engle's books for a reread. I have been looking at the new versions because they have new introductions from L'Engle, and since L'Engle is in her 90's and not likely to write anymore, it would be nice to have new material to read. Meg is your typical teenager, but she grows up to be very happy. I always wanted that. Her daughter is great too, and her brothers... I had always hoped for another book.
Josephine Bonaparte: I would not say that all interpretations of her life make her a wonderful woman, but reading about her in Sandra Gulland's trilogy made me want to read more about her. If even some of the stuff in those books was the exact truth, I look forward to hearing more about a very interesting woman.
There are so many others. A mark of a really good book, for me, is having characters that I truly enjoy. As I enjoy many books, I have lots of characters that I have enjoyed over the years.