Thursday, March 04, 2010

World Book Day



Today is World Book Day so if you haven't read any books I would move on and read something more interesting on another blog.

I like books. I like the feel, and the smell, and sometimes I quite like a good yarn.
When I was young I became every hero and heroine I read...no, no, no, strike that - things haven't changed! I have just finished lounging around on the French Riviera with Francoise Sagan in Bonjour Trieste. Not my most favourite characters but true to their time.

As it's WBD, and bookish types need to produce something a bit booky I followed some links and found this...

The Independent has made a list (aren't they just so good at lists?) about author's (the famous types) favourite fictional characters -

Find it HERE


I have many characters who have stayed with me for years but my enduring love is Granny Weatherwax, created by Terry Pratchett. She appears in a number of his Disc World novels and never fails to delight me with her insane sanity!
With a hundred or more seconds and thirds I feel I am a complete failure at making choices and will say that I love all rounded, juicy, misbegotten characters as long as they are well written.

I am a hopeless character slut!


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9 comments:

laughingwolf said...

ooooooooooooo another pratchett fan!

found you at vesper's; good to meetcha :)

Minx said...

Good to meet you too, laughing wolf. I loves a bit of Pratchett but I probably compare to Nanny Ogg rather than Granny Weatherwax! My favourite TP book is Carpe Jugulum

red dirt girl said...

prescient! been shakin' off the red dirt, coming to light and needing a few good books to read ....

missed ya!
xxx

Minx said...

Yoo Hoo, Dirty Red, they can't keep the good girls down! Missed ya too so apart from reading you'd better get that poetry synapse working again!

BarbaraS said...

You and me both, I still always for for Esme, every time.

BarbaraS said...

go for - duh!

Minx said...

Is there another witch to match her?

laughingwolf said...

can't say as i identify with anyone in particular [except maybe the hogfather] and enjoyed all of terry's books i've read

sad to hear he's determined to end his life, due to alzheimer's :(

bb

Leslie Hawes said...

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."