A Day in Someone Else's Shoes

This week's Friday Five from Paper Hangover is just too good to pass up. So, even though I've already posted today, I'm still going to participate.

Which five (book) characters would you trade places with for a day?

1. Vin, from the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. From street rat to one of the most powerful allomancers? Yes, please. And if that's not enough, there's the crazy cool stunt-like abilities of the Mistborn. Oh, and saving the world.

2. Lucy, from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Need I say more?

3. Nat, from Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. This book is probably one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read. I read it again at least once a year. If spending one day in his shoes gave me even a fraction of his determination and diligence, it would be a day well spent. I'd love to learn how to "sail by ash breeze."

4. Beric, from Beric the Briton by G.A. Henty. He is one of the most incredible characters I've ever met between the pages of a book. He fights a lion with nothing but his cloak and wins (yes, he is that impressive). So many things happen to him and his response is never less than honorable. Actually, I think I'd rather be the girl he marries, but I don't remember her name. So, Beric it is ;)

5. Tally, from the Ugly Series by Scott Westerfeld. Here's a girl who is tireless in fighting for what's right, even when it seems impossible both internally and externally. Also, she's awesome on a hoverboard.

What about you?


  1. I'm not sure I'd like to be Tally, but perhaps at the end of the series when all the drama is over and she's famous? Lucy is definitely a great choice (secretly better than Susan and Edward put together, right?).
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  2. Being Tally would be cool if you could ex-nay all the operation hoopla. ;) I'd like to keep my brain the way it is thankyouverymuch. lol

  3. Ooh, hadn't thought of Lucy. I'd get to visit Narnia and everything! And I must find out who this Beric is--he sounds awesome. Thanks for participating! :)

  4. I only know Tally and Lucy-- but those are amazing choices!!

  5. Rachael - Lucy is definitely better than Susan and Edmund together. Truthfully, I've never really cared for Susan (although I do like Edmund) Thanks for visiting back :)

    Holly - I like my brain the way it is too, lol. But what makes Tally such an amazing character is that she overcomes everything thrown at her - evevn all the operation hoopla :)

    Hannah - Yeah, you just can't go wrong visiting Narnia (unless you somehow ended up as a captive of the White Witch...that might not be terribly pleasant). Oh, yes, please do find out more about Beric. You won't be disappointed (at least, I hope you won't be!)

    KO - Thanks :)


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