This Top 5 Wednesday Prompt for May 11th is: Characters You Are Most Like. You must choose characters you are like, not characters you WANT to be like. You can also choose one character trait you share with a particular character. For example, you may not have Hermione’s bravery, but you do have her book smarts! You’ve probably only heard of two of my choices…
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was formerly hosted by the booktuber, Lainey aka gingereadslainey. She recently passed the torch on, but you can find the topics and the Goodreads page of the book meme here.
Top 5 Book Characters I Identify With
5. Eve Dallas from the In Death series by J.D. Robb – Dallas has a complete inability to put up with bullsh*t, and she also has basically NO brain to mouth filter. Here are two really awesome quotes that illustrate that.
“Lord, Give me the strength not to b*tch slap this woman.” ― J.D. Robb
“Do you think the p**** ever gets tired?”
Anybody’s. I mean anybody with one. Does the p**** ever just think: for God’s sake pal, give it a rest? Or is it all: Woo-who!! Here we go again!”― J.D. Robb
4. Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir – The sarcasm and inappropriate jokes. I think this is a huge reason I love this book as much as I do. I’d totally say the crap this man says. Such as:
“Problem is (follow me closely here, the science is pretty complicated), if I cut a hole in the Hab, the air won’t stay inside anymore.”
― Andy Weir,
“[11:49] JPL: What we can see of your planned cut looks good. We’re assuming the other side is identical. You’re cleared to start drilling. [12:07] Watney: That’s what she said. [12:25] JPL: Seriously, Mark? Seriously?”
― Andy Weir,
3. Ship from Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson – The innately logical mind grappling to come to terms with the f****whittery that is humanity and the odd need to look deeper into things like words, connations, and evolution.
“Is this narcissism? Solipsism? Idiocy (from the Greek word idios, for self)? Would Turing acknowledge it as a proof of human behavior? Well, perhaps. They drove Turing to suicide too.”― Kim Stanley Robinson,
“Words blur at the borders, fuzz into other words, not just in big clouds of connotation around the edges of the word, but right there in the heart of denotation itself.” ― Kim Stanley Robinson,
2. Ender from Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – the inability to give up, even though you desperately want to at times, because you just don’t know how to quit, and the intrinsic distrust of humanity because they’ve proven themselves to collectively be untrustworthy, cruel, and incomprehensible.
“I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.” ― Orson Scott Card,
“the seed of doubt was there, and it stayed, and every now and then sent out a little root. It changed everything, to have that seed growing. It made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise.” ― Orson Scott Card,
“Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.” ― Orson Scott Card,
“But I fear that I also underestimate the stupidity of the rest of mankind. Are we absolutely sure that we ought to win this war?” ― Orson Scott Card,
1. Georgia Mason from the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant – The belief in, and respect of, the power of words and her pessimism.
“Words have power.” ― Mira Grant,
“Are you ever not a pessimist?”
“Sometimes. But then I wake up.” ― Mira Grant,
Did we share a character?
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