Top 10 Tuesday — Characters Like Me, Because It Really Is All About The Books

7 May

I found this week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt — Characters That Remind Me of Myself — a bit daunting. I lead such a boring life, that it would never make it as a book. 😉 I really struggled to come up with the requisite 10 to fill this post, until I started thinking about what consumes a lot of my thoughts — books! I read them, talk about them, blog about them, sniff them . . . . Anyway, I came up with a list of characters that are surrounded by books too. I really wouldn’t want to trade places with any of them because of their issues, and the fact that some regularly stumble on dead bodies or engage in nefarious activities! And while my husband may say our home is starting to look a lot like a bookstore or library, I do not work at either. But I am a book pusher  enthusiast who makes sure everyone has the opportunity to get their hands on the story that is just right for them. Whether you like cozy mysteries, suspense, romance, women’s fiction, or time-slip novels, I hope you find a book you just need to read!

For more fun with doppleganger characters, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.


A Dozen Book Pushing Characters

(aka booksellers or librarians)

Bruce Cable — Camino Island by John Grisham

Violet and Daisy Waverly —Crime And Poetry by Amanda Flower

Annie Laurance Darling — Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart

Callie Randall — Hidden Among The Stars by Melanie Dobson

Helma Zukas — Miss Zukas And The Library Murders by Jo Dereske

Madeline, Janet, and Carrie — The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

Rick Denton — Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh

A. J. Fickry — The Storied Life of A. J. Fickry by Gabrielle Zevin

Claire Malloy — Strangled Prose by Joan Hess


Which character is like you?

12 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Characters Like Me, Because It Really Is All About The Books”

  1. lydiaschoch May 7, 2019 at 8:17 am #

    I totally hear you there. This week’s prompt was a bit tricky! You did a good job with it, though.

    My TTT.

    • rbclibrary May 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

      Thanks! And thanks for sharing your TTT!

  2. KliScruggs May 7, 2019 at 8:56 am #

    I really love that there are so many characters on your list! I had such a hard time finding characters to put on my list!

    • rbclibrary May 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

      I was worried I could come up with enough.

  3. Beth Erin May 7, 2019 at 9:27 am #

    I love all the book pushers! Great list, Beckie! It’s my first time to play along with TTT!

    • rbclibrary May 7, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

      So glad you joined the fun!

  4. dinipandareads May 7, 2019 at 10:57 am #

    Great list, I like how you interpreted the prompt and focused on one specific trait. I really struggled this one and feel like I went all over the place! Lol

    Here’s my TTT!

    • rbclibrary May 7, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

      That’s the only way I could even wrap my mind around it. 😉

  5. Rissi May 7, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

    CANNOT wait to read “The Printed Letter Bookshop”! It sounds and looks like an amazing read. 🙂

    • rbclibrary May 7, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

      I am a little bit less than half way through. I really like it.

  6. Brooke Lorren May 8, 2019 at 12:32 am #

    I haven’t read any of these books! Although I like what you did by choosing other book enthusiasts. We can all identify with them!

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