This week's Booking Through Thursday asks...
From Ted: Are there any fictional characters whom you have emulated (or tried to)? Who and why?
From Sarah: What literary character do you feel is most like you personality-wise (explain)?
A: Hmm these are both questions that required some thinking. I don't know that I have really tried to imitate a character but I have learned things from characters. Examples: all the women in The Red Tent, especially Dinah, taught me more about the strength of being a woman. Books such as The Book Thief and How to Buy a Love of Reading reiterate my thoughts of anyone can read, enjoy it and appreciate it. Beach Music had many characters to show the importance of family. I have taken something from each of these books, and probably more, and kept it with me so I guess in a way that is emulating a character or characters.
I have not found one character that is like me personality wise, it is more of a mix. I'm bookish like Hermione (and any other character that travels everywhere with books), quiet & somewhat reserved like Letty from Bright Young Things series (I could never get on stage to sing like her though), a shopper like Becky from Shopaholic series however I'm a little better at budgeting than her. I'm sure there are more characters I could relate to, but I am having problems thinking of them.
So what about you- any characters that you emulated? and who have you found to be like you? Leave me a comment and let me know!