Back to School with you, Bookworms!
Nah, just kidding. I mean, unless you are actually in school. Truancy is bad, kids! But for the rest of us who have (at least for the time being) left our school days behind, the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have a fun little game for us today. We’ve been challenged to list out the fictional characters we’d have liked to share a lunch table with. Shall we?
1. Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling- I mean, OBVIOUSLY. She’s the cleverest witch of her age and one of the biggest bookworms around. I like to think we’d be kindred spirits.
2. Anne from Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery- speaking of “kindred spirits” you know lunch with Anne (with an e!) wouldn’t be dull. She’s liable to dye her hair green or fall through a chicken coup or something.
3. Tyrion Lannister from The Song of Ice and Fire Series by George RR Martin- Tyrion’s razor sharp wit would guarantee a jolly lunch hour. Plus, you know he’d be the guy to smuggle in a hip flask.
4. Young Ian from The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon- Sure, he’d probably smell bad and might come in dragging a freshly skinned rabbit or something, but Young Ian’s charm makes up for all manner of faux pas.
6. Jenny from Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (review)- She refuses to wear women’s clothes, rides a penny-farthing bike, and can provide you with a steady supply of frog legs. Not that I’m particularly fond of frog legs, but, you know. She’d be amusing.
7. The Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (review)- I like my street urchins to be plucky, not whiny and downtrodden like Oliver. The Artful could hang out at my table and amuse us by picking our pockets and then returning the contents. He could also take some food back to Oliver- maybe he’d be less whiny if well fed.
8. CeeCee Honeycutt from Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (review)- This gal loves her books and could use some friends. I’m pretty sure my lunch table crew would make her feel welcome. Confused, but welcome.
9. AJ Fikry from The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (review)- He likes to read, he’s grumpy and opinionated. Can you imagine the delightful debates that would take place at my lunch table?!
10. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls- I know Gilmore Girls is a TV show and not a book. Really, I get that. But I want Rory at my lunch table. She should get to meet all these bookish characters. She’d be all “Artful Dodger, you remind me of my ex boyfriend Jess” and “Wade, my mom took me to see The Bangles once” and “Please pass the dessert sushi.” It would be wonderful.
There we have it, my imaginary dream lunch table. Who would be at yours, Bookworms?
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