15 Mar 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Welcome to my family!

Tuesday means that is it time for a Top Ten!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish - http://www.brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/ - a wonderful blog, that you have to visit.

This week the topic is characters in books that we wish were in our family! So here we go:

10)William of Baskerville from Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose". It would be so cool to have this utterly intelligent and wise man as an uncle. The kind of uncle that will discuss the difficult things in life with you and always be there with kind advise.

9) Mr. Bingley from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Even when his sisters are behaving rudely and being openly hostile to the girl he is in love with, he is still a good brother to them and take care of them. A very patient brother indeed!

8)Tamar from Iris Murdoch's "The Book and The Brotherhood". She goes through a lot and comes out stronger. She is a really cool girl - would love for her to be my cousin and friend.

7)Ariel from the "Darkangel" trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce. She puts her life at risk to save her best friend Eoduin and both my sister and I adore her and would be happy to welcome her as a third sister.

6)Anne Shirley from L. M. Montgomery's series. Would love to have her as an extra little sister!

5)Holly Golightly from Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Would love to have her as a cousin - she would be sure to introduce me to really cool people and get invitations to great parties. Only drawback is that it would probably be difficult not to be a little jealous of her as she is so popular and admired.

4)Cassandra from Dodie Smith's "I Capture the Castle". Cassandra would be a great sister, she is so sensitive and clever and I think you could have some really great girls' night in evenings with her.

3) Mr Bennett - again from Pride and Prejudice. He has a special place in my heart and I think he would be a really cool uncle with a great sense of humour.

2) Kay from Alan Warner's "The Sopranos" and "The Stars in the Bright Sky". If I could have an extra sister (I also have one and she is amazing!) I would go for Kay. She reminds me of myself and I have loved her from the very first time I read "The Sopranos".

1)The Weasley family from the Harry Potter series. Can't imagine a more loving, caring family. I would love to be able to spend Christmas with these people - would make for the perfect bunch of uncle, aunt and cousins!

Who would you like to add to your family?


  1. Sherlock holmes he be great to have could join him in solving crimes and see his mind work ,all the best stu

  2. Haha, the Weasleys! Excellent choice - I love that family. Especially the twins :D

  3. TOTALLY agree with Bingley, Anne Shirley and The Weasly's! love ur list :) and thanks for dropping by my blog! New follower btw :D

  4. These are interesting picks. I had tough time with it yet somehow picked TEN!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

  5. What a great list! So many great characters to choose from it was hard to decide! Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  6. Cassandra would be a wonderful sister! William of Baskerville is also another great choice. I had Molly Weasley for Mom.

  7. Great and interesting list, stop and see mine.

  8. Aw, Bingley would make a great brother! Anne and Cassandra are good choices too.

  9. Thanks for all your sweet comments, I really appreciate them! have a feeling that the Weasleys have turned out to be a bit of a favourite!

  10. Holly Golightly is an excellent choice! I had Sally Jay Gorce from The Dud Avocado on my list, who I feel is very much like Holly. Nice list!

  11. The Weasleys!! I forgot about them when I made my list, but they are definitely the best of the best! :)