Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (#7)

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where they post a new top ten list every week and ask bloggers to share their picks as well. 

Today's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I'd Like to Switch Places With for 24 Hours 
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1. Luna Lovegood from The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Luna is one of the most inspirational characters I've come across in literature. I love her attitude, the way she doesn't let what other people say get to her, and the fact that she's comfortable being who she is. Not only that, but she's a loyal friend, remarkable witch, and a Ravenclaw. If I switched places with Luna, not only would I be surrounded by a great cast of friends such as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville who I'd all love to meet, I'd get to be a unique and eccentric person for a day too! :)
2. Fire from Fire by Kristen Cashore
Fire is one of my favorite characters of all time and I'd love to switch places with her for a day. I think it would be a remarkable experience to be the last human monster and I'd loveee to be able to play the violin and shoot arrows as well as she does. Plus, I'd get to meet the wonderful cast of this novel and spend a day with Brigan - those gray eyes were my undoing! ;) Yet, more than even wanting to meet these characters who feel like my own friends, I'd love to see the unreal beautiful of the Dells - the monsters that grace its skies, the colorful cats that lounge in their households, and the gorgeous horses that ride in their plains. It truly is a spectacular fantasy realm for sure.
3. Bria from Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard
Not only do I love the Central American setting of Hubbard's story, I also love her characters. I'd love to meet Bria herself, but by switching places with her, I'd get to meet an even better character - Rowan. Yup, I'm switching places with Bria to meet a hot guy who reads classics, backpacks, and is a reformed bad-boy. If that isn't insanely attractive, then I don't know what is! ;)
4. Costis from The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
I think it's safe to say I would love to spend a day in Turner's world. She's one of my favorite fantasy authors and while I wouldn't mind meeting Costis, the loyal solider of the King's Guard, I'd want to meet the enigmatic Eugendies, the strict Queen of Attolia, the kind King of Sounis (I'm thinking of Sophos), and of course, the intelligent Eddis. I love the characters Turner has created and more than just wanting to spend time in her world, I'd want to spend time with the people she so vividly brings to life through her work.
5. Anna from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
What is that you say? I wanted to switch places with Anna simply to see Etienne St. Clair? Psh, how can you accuse me of such a thing? (Well, we all know it's true, but shhh!) I've wanted to visit Paris ever since I was a little girl and if switching places with Anna (and getting to meet all her wonderful friends and YUM gorgeous boyfriend happens to come along with the package, then lucky me)! ;)
6. MacKayla Lane from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
On second thought, this should probably be #1. Why? Jericho Barrons. Seriously, I would KILL to meet this guy in real life! If I spent 24 Hours with Jericho Barrons, I'd probably be the silliest babbling fool ever since I'd just be swooning the whole time, but I wouldn't regret it in the least. I mean, he's Barrons! Yeah, you have to read the books to understand the attraction, but I'd love to meet him. *swoons*
7. Jie from Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Ever since I finished Dennard's debut very recently, I've been dreaming about the rich historical fantasy world she created - not to mention her exciting characters! While I love Jie, I think switching spots with her would be perfect as I wouldn't have to conform to rules of society at that time, but I'd still get to battle zombies and necromancers and meet the parasol-wielding Eleanor, not to mention the dashingly handsome Daniel. I feel as if guys are my sole motivation for switching places with these characters...fear not! I am made of much more substance than that, I promise! :)
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8. Penryn from Angelfall by Susan Ee
Angelfall is my favorite angel novel and one of my favorite dystopian stories of all time, so it makes sense to say that I'd love to switch places with Penryn and be in the heart of all the action, adventure, and danger that takes place in her world. While Raffe is definitely a large component, I love the large scope of scenarios that could take place in this futuristic realm and spending a day there would be lovely, dark, and different.
9. Eragon from The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini
I'm kind of in love with Algaesia. I know. It's simply so beautiful, rich, and detailed in its layout, explanations, and overall design that I want to visit it so badly. Plus, I'd probably kill to ride a dragon, meet elves and dwarves, use a sword in battle and what-not. Thus, switching places with Eragon would also give me unlimited access to Saphira and is there any better use of 24 Hours rather than flying a dragon? I think not.
10. Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I love Eowyn - she's strong, brave, courageous, and stands up for what she believes in. I'd love to be her for a day and living in Middle Earth, especially Rohan with all their beautiful horses, would be marvelous! I love the world Tolkien created and to stay there for a day would be a dream come true. Plus, I'd get Faramir and would have been in love with Aragorn and, admit it, who didn't have a massive crush on Aragorn?(;

What characters would you switch places with?
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26 comments:

  1. I'd want to switch places with Eragon too! Mainly just to ride a dragon, who wouldn't want that sort of opportunity?

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    1. Yes, I know right? Dragons FTW! :)

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  2. BARRONS KEERTANA!!!! I love him so much! I would switch places with Mac in an instant, even if it was just to get a glimpse of him. *dies*

    And I just finished Angelfall and absolutely adored it, I had no expectations of it going in and it just blew me away. I need more Raffe and Penryn immediately!

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    1. Sameeee! If I ever go to Ireland, you can bet I'll be spending all my time searching fruitlessly for Barrons Books and Baubles! ;)

      I do too! I'm thrilled that there are five books planned in the series and can't wait for the sequel! :D

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  3. I love Luna, she's so funky :D I'd love to switch with her as well. :) TBH I'd switch with any wizard just to be a part of it all. :)

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    1. I would too, but I thought Luna would be an interesting choice. Plus, her perspective on things would be so different and as I'm so much like Hermione myself, switching places with her wouldn't bring too many new aspects to light except the wizardry.

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  4. Great reasons for choosing Luna. Almost makes me want to go back and switch my list from Hermione to Luna. And Eowyn!!! Yay she made my list too.

    Now I've never been tempted by the Graceling series before, but now I am. Your description was that good.

    And the Queen's Thief story has been on my list forever, it just got bumped to the TOP.

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    1. I think the only reason I picked Luna was because I'm so much like Hermione myself! Otherwise, Hermione would have been my first choice too!

      I loveeeeee the Graceling Series and Fire is my favorite. It is SO good. Read it! :D

      Yesssss! While the first novel is a bit slow, the other two are SO brilliant. I love them! :)

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  5. Luna is a great choice! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Helene! She's one of my favorite characters! :)

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  6. Anna is a great choice, I'd love to live her life for a day!

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    1. Thanks Mandee! I love her and gosh, who wouldn't want to live in Paris? ;)

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  7. Yay we both including characters from HP and LOTR :D. Props for including Luna Keertana! She's one of my favourite characters from the Potter Universe. I think my favourite impression of her was when both Luna and Harry see the Thestrals and she says "Don't worry, you're just as sane as I am." That still makes me laugh.

    And yay for including Eowyn. She was another favourite of mine from LOTR. I probably should get around to reading Anna & The French Kiss because so many people have raved about it.

    Great list as always :).

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    1. I love that scene as well! Luna is so quirky and there are tons of great moments with her and lines that she has - I love them all!

      Yes, definitely read Anna and the French Kiss! It's one of my favorites and it's so much fun! :D

      Thanks Savinid! :)

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  8. I agree 100% about Luna. She's picked on because she's different, but she never lets that prevent her from being her true self. Admiral quality!

    I almost added Anna from Anna & the French Kiss, too! It's not my type of book, but I'd love to trade with her just to see Paris.

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    1. I'd love to see Paris myself, but I did love Anna and the French Kiss. Luna too is one of my favorite characters of all time and I have so much respect for her! :)

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  9. I would be TERRIFIED to be in Penryn's place, hah.

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    1. I probably would too, Wendy! Yet, I love her world and staying there for 24 Hours and getting to meet Raffe isn't a bad trade-off at all! ;)

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  10. Fantastic answers!!!! I love your list and reasons! Luna is an awesome, unique character who I definitely admire too! Oh what I would do to go to Hogwarts for school...
    I'll also love to meet St.Clair too and live in Graceling Realm!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Rachel!(: Who wouldn't want to go to Hogwarts, meet St. Clair, or live in the Dells? Gosh, all these authors make me want things I can't have! ;)

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  11. Luna's such a good choice. I definitely envy her ability to be quirky and unique and totally comfortable in her own skin no matter what anybody says. =)

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    1. Thanks Megan! I admire that ability of hers as well and have so much respect for her character! :D

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  12. Luna and Anna seem to be very popular choices from what I've seen! These lives would be so interesting.

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    1. I know right? Especially Hogwarts, not to mention living in Paris! :)

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  13. Love the choice of Luna! She's such a fantastic character and one of the few HP characters that I love in both the books and the movies (most I prefer in the books). Plus, she gets to experience the excitement and adventure of the story without having all the pressure stacked on Harry or Hermione!

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    1. My thoughts exactly! I loved Evanna Lynch's portrayal of Luna and thought it was perfect! Plus, I love that she's a Ravenclaw and gets the best of all worlds in Hogwarts! :)

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