Books about books are the BEST. It’s like book-inception and so absolutely full of win. If you’re reading a book, you’re going to relate to a character who’s in love with them, too, right?! RIGHT? Although, don’t you find it ironic when a book character hates books? I DO.
I’m going to be sneaky this week (although I really think you should be proud of me because I haven’t cheated in, like, AGES, so go me) and add in WRITERS to this list of bookworm-characters. Because I’m a rebel.
This Week’s Prompt: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
1. THE HELP
I totally love and adore this book. Skeeter is a writer! And she’s writing about WHAT HURTS. That is admirable…also how she’s working on a strict deadline. Do you know how sucky deadlines are? CURSE DEADLINES AND THEIR MALICIOUSNESS.
Another writer…Sam is one of those “I want to write, but I suck, and you can’t read my writing ever or I’ll stab myself (and also probably you) in the eye with pencil.” How perfectly relatable.
BOOKS. Tessa has an infamous love of books and she quotes them. She literally has quoting battles with Will — of these ginormously complicated classic books. I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER THE SPELLING OF MY OWN NAME MOST DAYS. Consider me jealous of these Shadowhunters.
Please just, um, don’t look to closely at this picture, or you’ll see the fault in my (origami lucky) stars. I TRY.
Also, Hazel and Augustus’ geeking out over books is one of the most adorable things in this book. Augustus gets so passionate. HE IS A FANBOY. And I admire Hazel and extraordinary amount for rereading her favourite book 2 million times.
This one is obvious. It’s a book about a book about the story in that book. If that isn’t bookish-inception enough for you, MO READS CHARACTERS OUT OF BOOKS. This is so delightfully wonderful I want to be Mo. I would make a splendid Mo. I’d populate the world with dragons.
This has a super sweet bookish twist, because Ari and his dad read books together! Well, not together together. Ari reads them and gives them to his dad, or vice versa, and then they sit in mutual appreciative silence and occasionally grunt about the book. As you do.
THEIR LOVE IS FORGED BY COMICS. Isn’t that adorable?! Comics bring people together. Oh gosh, let me just borrow into my comics and marry Batman. Well, actually, I’d rather be Batman, but let’s not fall into quibbles.
8. GOOD OMENS
This book is downright HILARIOUS. It’s one of the most funny creations in the universe. And it involves books (of prophecy) and also angels and not-so-evil demons and the darkest of black humour. And I believe the angel owns a bookshop at one stage? And also CROWLEY. If you’re a fan of the TV series Supernatural — get thee to reading this book.
When you read as many books as Klaus Baudelaire, you are going to learn a great deal of information that might not become useful for a long time.
HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I ADORE THIS SERIES LATELY? Because I do. I refuse to grow out of it. Each of the Baudelaire orphans has a special skill. Violet is inventions, Sunny is
biting people cooking, and Klaus is…*drumroll*…BOOKS. He reads millions of books and remembers all the details.
Darn you, clever characters, who can remember everything they read. I want this super power.
10. THRONE OF GLASS
Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.
One of my favourite things about Celaena Sardothien is (obviously not her name I misspell ever time) how she is power and dangerous and kills people with spaghetti (don’t know if she does, but she could and that’s important) — SHE LOVES READING. She craves books. She raids libraries. Her idea of perfection is lounging in bed with a book. Me too! Clearly I have nefarious Celaena Tendencies. Mwhahaha. Beware of me.
And just because I’m sneaky, I want to add in a few books about books that I WANT to read, but haven’t yet. And if you’ve read them, you can tell me if they’re fabulous or not. Basically be my guinea-pig. I’ll feed you small carrots and put bows in your hair. I’ve just bought Ink and Bone so I’m nervous and excited!!
so, booklings! tell me! is there anything more glorious than a book about books?! have you read any on my list? ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ME? do you remember everything you read? (if you do, tell me your secrets. i beg) oh oh! and if you could read a character out of a book…who (or what) would you pick?!?? super important question here for sure.