Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)
As a lover of books, writers, and the amazing smell of a library or antique bookstore it's always nice to find a kindred spirit who appreciates the awesomeness of pages bound together in a beautiful whole. It's even better when you find it in real life, and thank goodness the library profession is filled with such people.
But here are a few of my favorite book loving characters...who is on your list?
1) Thursday Next, The Eyre Affair series by Jasper Fforde
"Take no heed of her...she reads a lot of books."
2) Cath Avery, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
"To really be a nerd, she decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one."
3) Celaena Sardothian, Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
"No. I can survive well enough on my own - if given the proper reading material."
4) Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
"Because that's what Hermione does," said Ron, shrugging.
"When in doubt, go to the library."
5) Josie Moraine, Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
"I leapt eagerly into books. The characters' lives were so much more
interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own."
6) Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires
of anything than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own,
I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
7) Margaret Lea, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
"There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner.
Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled
you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts.
Inside you they work their magic."
8) Helen Rossi, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
"It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home:
"When you handle books all day long, every new one is a friend and a temptation."
9) Liesel Meminger, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
"I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."
10) Mortimer, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
"If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo said when he put the first one in her box,
"an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories.
And forever after you have only to open the book to be back where you first read it."