Tuesday, July 28, 2015

10 Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

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?

Happy reading!

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."


  1. AWESOME list! I especially love all the fun quotes. Hermione's on my list, but I totally forgot about Cath, Thursday Next, and Josie. Really nice picks.

    Happy TTT!

    1. I checked out your list on Bloggin' bout Books! Jo March almost made mine, but, alas, there is never enough room or all of my favorites. The Storied Life of AJ Fickry is on it's way to me in audiobook format at my library, and The Book of Speculation is next in line :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love that you included a quote from the books for each of them!
    And i also love that you have the Thirteenth Tale on your list, because i just loved that book and Margaret overall.
    I also have the historian on my list to read this month and did not know that a character in that book loves books, which just makes me even more excited to read it finally.
    Fantastic list :)

    1. I've read The Historian twice, and I have the very strong desire to tackle it again one day soon :) Thanks so much for stopping by TheGnomingLibrarian!


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