Friday, April 15, 2011
Friday Fives: trading places
This is a good one, because there are many characters I adore, that I wouldn't want to switch places with (I'm thinking the narrator in Rebecca, David Copperfield, or Jane Eyre).
I love reading about their lives, but they weren't exactly fun.
That also knocks out most dystopian and post-apocalyptic books.
I don't think I could hang.
I would love to find myself in the middle of a real-life mystery. So, five mystery-solving protags I'd love to switch out with would be:
1. Nancy Drew- she's really the go-to girl for mystery solving. If I could be in her shoes I could answer some of my life-long ND questions (What color is titian hair, really? Bess is dead weight, why is she still around? Is George gay? What's the deal with Ned?)
2. One of the girls in the Goonies, and because I'm no "Andy" I guess that makes me "Steph"? Whatever- I just want to go on an adventure with the Goonies (and spend time with a young Josh Brolin. yowza).
3. Linda from Mary Stewart's Nine Coaches Waiting. A French Chateau, handsome yet troubled European men, and a enormous mystery to solve. Very cool.
4. The HP gang, because who wouldn't want to check out that world? Also- they were really solving a mystery with each book, so I'm down with that.
5. Finally-- Sally Lockhart from Phillip Pullman's Sally Lockhart trilogy. She's a head strong girl who solves mysteries with a ragtag bunch of Victorian-era ruffians in London.
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