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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Meme & list (Most Realistic Characters)

We've had some tags. They were starting to pile up.

One from Melissa:
"Six things that make me unquestionably, blissfully happy":
1. mail
2. good ice cream
3. kisses from an 8 month old
4. kisses from that baby's dad
5. Wodehouse
6. great books!
* please note the raindrops on this rose.


One from Heather:
"Think of and post a comprehensive list of who are some of the most real characters you’ve ever encountered and why."

Sorry, no dice. I just can't promise a comprehensive list. But I will name some of the characters that I wouldn't be surprised to find walking around. Heck, these are the one's I'm surprised I haven't met yet. Realistic fiction at its most real:

  • Rose Casson (author Hilary McKay)
  • Indigo Casson (same)
  • Oh heck let's just say all the Cassons (see above, obv.)
  • Uncle Jack (Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath)
  • Reuven Malter (The Chosen by Chaim Potok)
  • Frankie Landau-Banks (E. Lockhart)
  • Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  • The March Girls (Louisa May Alcott)
  • Levin (Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
  • Severus Snape (J. K. Rowling)
  • Everyone in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer)

Okay that's all I have the stamina for. Anyone want to add to our (not comprehensive) list?

6 comments:

  1. Wodehouse makes me happy, too. As does good ice cream. And I agree: the Cassons are realistic fiction at its most real. How about adding Anne (of Green Gables) to the list? Or the March girls?

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  2. excellent suggestions melissa! Also I realized later that if someone sent me a great Wodehouse book in the mail, and I read it after kisses from my boys and with a bowl of good ice cream, I could do all the things in my happy list at once!

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  3. The characters of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato ..." book. All of 'em. And Severus Snape from "Harry Potter." That's all that comes to mind at the moment.

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  4. Oooh yes, Severus definitely. And I didn't even think of touching the old classics! The March sister, I completely agree with. Thank you so much for responding to this Alysa.

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  5. Excellent, excellent. I meant to put the cast of TGLAPPPS, Ashley, thanks for reminding me.

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