Thanks to Anatomy of a Book Thief for tagging me in this one! I’ve been watching it go around, and it’s really interesting to see what characters people identify the most with. I think it’s going to be a difficult one for me, partly because I identify with pretty much every character I read, and partly because none of them are quite the same as me. At the very least we should all get a good laugh out of my bending and stretching! Haha.
- Thank the creators of the tag (Us! Ash and Lo @Windowsill Books)
- Thank whoever tagged you
- List 5 book characters who you are most like and why
- Tag your friends!
Hermione from Harry Potter
I feel like this almost goes without saying. Is there a bookworm out there who doesn’t relate to Hermione? I know that growing up, especially, I really looked up to her and wanted to be like her. It’s not just her love for books that I relate to, but also her feeling of being an outsider. I never really feel like I fit in either. I also strongly identify with her long-standing crush on Ron. Not that I have a crush on Ron, haha. But once I would get attached to a boy, no amount of lack of interest on his part would cause me to stop crushing.
Cath from Fangirl
Okay, I do NOT have social anxiety the way Cath does. I am also not particularly into fan-fiction. But so many things about her story resonated with me. She takes care of her father in the midst of mental illness much the same way that I always had to take care of my mom. Her sister got too cool for her in college, especially because of her growing attachment to alcohol. I lost both of my high school best friends in college, both because they refused to let me into their changing lifestyle.
Catherine from Northanger Abbey
I adore Catherine! She has no idea what is going on with the people around her. Her social ineptness is so endearing and relatable! Like me, Catherine loves books, and like me she tends to take them a little more seriously than the people around her. I am particularly fond of the scene where she starts fangirling over the book she’s reading to her friend who gave it to her, and her friend is just like, “Who cares, that cute boy is looking at me!” I relate to this on so many levels! If you love the classics and you’ve never given Northanger Abbey a try, I strongly encourage you to! It’s one of my favorites.
Meg from Little Women
One of my favorite things about Little Women is how there are still so many lessons for me to learn. It’s really grown with me in a way that children’s literature doesn’t always. As a young girl I really related to Beth, as a teen, Jo. And now, as an adult, I strongly relate to Meg. The problems she goes through adjusting first to married life and then to motherhood have taught me so much about myself and about growing up. Adulting is hard, and it’s nice to know that women have been struggling with it for so long.
Bilbo from The Hobbit
Like Bilbo I find that I have no interest in adventures. I would rather stay home, relax, and have something delicious to eat. If Gandalf came knocking on my door I would say “good morning” to him just like Bilbo did! But, perhaps like Bilbo, there is a sense of adventure down in there somewhere, waiting to be brought out by more than just books.
Well, that was just as hard as I thought it would be. Haha.
Have a great week bookworms!