July 28: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

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July 28: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

What a fun topic over @ RRT this week. I always enjoy seeing characters who are book nerds. Here are a few of my favorites…

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In Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler,ย Courtney Stone has a love of Jane Austen’s works. She awakens to find herself in Austen’s world in these fun, time travel themed books.

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Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling is a big time book nerd, and her bookish knowledge helps save the day a few times over.

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Hazel and Gus swap books in The Fault in Our Stars and one of the main plot lines is Hazel finding her favorite author so that he can tell her how her favorite book ends.

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Paul Sheldon and Annie Wilkes are both bookish in Stephen King’s Misery. Paul is a bestselling writer. Unfortunately for him, he meets his biggest fan, who happens to be a book loving psychopath.
King has said Misery is his love letter to his fans. Thisย is my 1987 vintage hardcover copy that I paid about $1.00 for at a library sale.

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Jo March in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a bookworm. She loves to read and wants to become a writer and even writes plays for her sisters to perform.

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Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series centers around erotic writer Nora Sutherlin. As the series goes, Nora continues to writer her steamy stories.

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In Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks, Theresa Osborne is a columnist. When she stumbles on a message in a bottle on the beach, she publishes it in her column and it leads her to the love of her life. Thank you Nicholas Sparks.

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Jack Torrance from The Shining by Stephen King. King tends to write main characters who are writers like himself and Jack Torrance, new overseer at the Overlook Hotel is one of the scariest. That moment when his wife Wendy finds his manuscript is just plain chilling.

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I read the first in the Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke many years ago when I first began book blogging. This fun start to a young adult adventure series centers around Meggie and her dad, who are both bookish and the storyline centers around books as well.

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Last but not least, Rebecca Raisin writes a fun book related series. In The Bookshop on the Corner (Once in a Lifetime: The Gingerbread Cafe, Book 2.5) is a novella revolving around bookshop owner Sarah Smith. This is part of a three part series, I’ve got the other two on my TBR mountain already.

That’s my list of Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds. Who is on your list?
Hope you are enjoying your summer! I’ve just gotten back from my vacation and will slowly but surely get to blog hopping this week. I want to see what everyone is up to.

disclaimer: Nothing on this post is available for download.

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14 thoughts on “July 28: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

  1. I started a post with my top ten, but I was having such trouble with this topic I decided to skip it. After reading your post, I find myself thinking of several I could have listed. I was able to come up with Hermione and Meggie. I also thought of Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. I can’t believe I didn’t think of the Misery characters–those are great additions, Naida.

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    • Hi Literary. Elizabeth Bennett almost made it to my list as well. I know, it can be hard to sit and think of lists. The Misery characters came straight to my head, it’s one of my fav King novels.
      Enjoy your week!

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  2. This is such an interesting theme. I was just looking at the Lory’s list.

    As I mentioned on her blog, I would really have to give my own list some thought.

    I love the fact that you included Annie Wilkes and Jack Torrance in your list. Not all bookish folks are warm and fuzzy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Hi Naida,

    Great list, nice to see ‘Little Women’ get a mention. I haven’t read this one since I was a child, or for that matter ‘Pride and Prejudice’

    All of your other titles are new to me and the Nicholas Sparks book is probably the one which piques my interest the most!

    The only one I can think of to add to list off the top of my head, would be …

    ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setterfield
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40440.The_Thirteenth_Tale

    This one is well and truly on my GR ‘Want To Read’ list.

    Hope you had a great holiday and getting back into the swing of normality isn’t proving too difficult ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yvonne.

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    • Hi Yvonne, that Nicholas Sparks novel brought a tear to my eye as he usually does.
      I have a copy of The Thirteenth Tale on my shelves, because I found it at a garage sale some years ago. I need to read it!
      It’s nice to be on vacation, I’m still off until next week.

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    • Hi Harvee, I have heard of that one. I need to read it. I’ve heard good things about that author. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  4. This is a great topic and I love your list, Naida!

    I like the older covers of Stephen King’s books; the reprinting versions though modern don’t really have that kind of scary effect like the vintage covers do. Oh speaking of this really makes me want to read Misery! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Thanks Mel ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree, the vintage King covers are great. I recommend Misery, it’s very good.
    Hope your summer is going well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Am honored to see my books included in this wonderful list. Thank you, Naida! My list includes Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey, because she is consumed with gothic novels to the point that she starts to blur the lines between reality and fiction. Also Sam, the hero of Nick Hornby’s YA novel Slam, because Sam has read skateboarding legend Tony Hawk’s autobiography at least 50 times and has imaginary conversations with a poster of TH, as he calls him, who answers Sam’s questions with verbatim quotes from his book. Which don’t always make sense, even to Sam.

    And I agree with kamifurr re Jo not marrying Laurie!

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  7. Hi Laurie! Thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve never read Northanger Abbey, but I saw the BBC movie version and I remember Catherine loving gothic novels. I need to read Nick Hornby, I have High Fidelity on my shelves waiting to be read.
    Slam sounds interesting, at last 50 times?!
    I read and watched Little Women, and although Jo didn’t marry Laurie, she married Friedrich, which I was okay with lol.
    Happy weekend!

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