Monday, October 18, 2010

Who are your literary BFFs?

I read a guest post by Rachel Bertche on Nathan Bradford's blog this weekend. She listed her literary BFFs which got me to thinking about the characters I would love to hang out with.

1. Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables series.

She's plucky and eternally optimistic, and in the series she made such a loyal friend to Diana. I can't help but think she'd be the perfect person to share all my secrets with.

2. Nancy Drew- Long before I fantasized about being a kick butt government agent like Jennifer Garner in Alias, I was a ten year old who read the entire Nancy Drew series. I think it's a logical leap from one character to the other. Sydney Bristow is what happens to Nancy Drew when she grows up.

3. Ashley Stockingdale from What a Girl Wants by Kristin Billerbeck

Our lifestyles don't mesh much now, but Ashley and I would have gotten along fabulously in my pre-marriage & motherhood days. Still, I do have one vice left from those young and single years. I never shook that weakness for designer bags. Somehow I think Ashley would approve.

So who are your literary BFFs?


  1. Anne Shirly for me too! And then Faith from A Passion Most Pure, I see so much of myself in her and if there was a character I would want to be like, I would say Faith. :)

    And then Lael from The Frontiersman's Daughter and Morrow from Courting Morrow Little, two of my favorite heroines.

    Great discussion! :)

  2. There is a character in several of Julia Quinn's Regency romance novels, Penelope Featherington, and I really think we'd be the best of friends. So I'm totally taking her on as my BFF.

    Great post idea!

  3. OMG What fun!
    I love this.
    The first one that comes to mind is Evie from Paranormalcy. And Sally from Practical Magic.
    Oh and Belle from The Husband Wife.
    What do theses characters say about me?
    I'm a kick butt girl who loves pink (Evie), I'm the sensible sister (Sally), and I have a sassy strong way but underneath it all I'm a softie (Belle).
    FUN post :)
    PS I LOVE Nancy Drew!

  4. I haven't read the third book but I love your choices! Fun post!

  5. @Casey, I have *gotta* read those books!

    @Sarah I don't think I've read anything by Julia Quinn yet.

    @Juju I love that you're a kick butt girl who likes kinda person. :)

    @CreepyQueryGirl- Thanks!

  6. @ Joy, I think you will love Laura's books!!

    I would probably befriend all of L. M. Montgomery's heroines: Anne Shirley, Emily Starr, and Valancy Stirling.

    When I was a kid I wanted to be friends with Trixie Belden.

  7. Let me know if the blog header is going OK :)

  8. I'd say... Vin from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series. She's a kick-butt young woman who doesn't back down at a challenge and is willing to take risks. I admire her spunk and I imagine she could teach me a thing or two!

    I have a few awards going up for you on my blog today (as soon as I hit 'publish' on the post), so do with them what you will!

  9. PS I added you on my sidebar under "Must see Christian Fiction Blogs" :)

  10. I definitely agree with Julia, Trixie Belden was one of my most favorite "friends" when I was a young girl. Along with Anne Shirley, and Elizabeth Bennett from "Pride and Prejudice" Oh so many friends!!!

  11. @Julia, thanks so much! She made a header for my other blog. I've got to email her back this weekend so she can install it. I'll link it to my profile when it's done.

    @Faith, thanks so much for thinking of me! I'll get over there today. I've been so busy this week, I've been neglecting my blogging buddies.

    @Juju- Thank you! According to Statcounter, I've already gotten a couple of hits from that. You are listed on my buttons page too.

    @Julie- Oooh, love Elizabeth Bennett. Yeah, she would have made a great buddy.

  12. If we're going Austen, then I'd rather hang with Darcy than Elizabeth. LOL But actually, in Austen world I think Emma & Knightley would be more fun...!But, seriously. My list might be a different.... Harry (a girl) from Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword, Lance Michelli from Kristen Heitzmann's Secrets (the boy can cook AND sing AND do handyman work. Oh, wait, this is about BFFs, not 'slave for a day'....Scratch Lance.) Lucy Pevensie from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione from that Rowling series, I could go on... (this is too fun, Joy!)

  13. LOL. Great answers Shawna. I could see myself hanging with the Griffendor crowd too. :)


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