I am very, very bad at talking about myself. I am ALWAYS that person on a training day or in a job interview that gawps like a dead fish when someone asks me to tell them an interesting fact about myself. It’s like writing a covering letter or a dating profile or even worse: A TWITTER BIO.
Essentially, I am better at bashing myself over the head with negativity. In the name of being kind to myself (and to you guys, because who wants to read a list of all of the things I don’t like about myself?!), imma try and keep this positive.
Oh, and thanks so much to Beth @ Betwixt-These-Pages for tagging me. Go check out her blog and the penguins!
Ginny Weasley (The Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling)
I always think Ginny doesn’t get as much love as she should in the face of a sea of brilliant and bright female HP characters and maybe it’s because of how little decent screen time and dialogue she got in the films. She’s independent, and despite going through some serious trauma (hey, just got possessed by Voldy, no biggie) she has a quick wit and a cheeky sense of humour. I relate to Ginny because I’m a confident person and I love to make people laugh, but I don’t necessarily like being the centre of attention.
Cristina Rosales (Lady Midnight, Cassandra Clare)
Okay, being clumsy is basically in my DNA so undoubtedly Cristina is about 100x more calm, graceful and poised than I am in virtually any situation. But like me, she is unwavering in her loyalty to her friends and those around her. Loyalty is so important to me, and once someone has won my trust I’ll never let them down if I can help it.
Matilda Wormwood (Matilda, Roald Dahl)
Matilda is legit my spirit animal. People probably think this is a bit of a predictable choice, but I’d bet my illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philopsher’s Stone that Matilda would have been a book blogger when she grew up. Her passion for stories and her need for imagination and wonder reminds me of my own desire to spend most of my day in a world that I don’t live in.
Fern Arable (Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White)
As a kid, Fern is tough enough to try and wrestle an axe out of her dad’s hands to stop cute little Wilbur the pig becoming a bit of sizzling bacon. I love animals more than I like people most of the time, and her absolute conviction that an animal’s life is worth as much as a human’s echoes my own very closely.
Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis)
Well, this one is easy because most people refer to me as Queen Sammie the Valiant as well. What a coincidence, right?! Kidding. Lucy is stubborn and has serious conviction in her beliefs. Like Lucy, if I love something I believe in it absolutely, regardless of the opinions of others.
I tag these lovely little bloggers:
- Inge @ The Belgian Reviewer
- Jess @ The Mud and Stars Book Blog
- Gel @ Books y Gel
- Kamila @ The Bookish Mirage
- The Ravenclaw Book Club
As always, feel free to give it a miss if you’ve already had a go!