Friday, February 29, 2008

Booking Through Thursday on Friday (again)

Booking Through Thursday on Heriones

Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?)

I love Stephanie Plum in the Plum series by Janet Evanovich. She makes me laugh and forget my troubles.

I also like Claire from the Outlander series. As far as a fictional character goes she just seems to have a good head on her shoulders. I'd like to be her when I grow up. Although, I don't want to be a doctor or live in the 18th century.

After skimming through my have read list on librarything. I recall more heroines:

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter for being both brave and smart.

Wicked Witch of the West from Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The character he created was so complex and liked how he made her 3 dimensional.

Leisel from the Book Thief for her courage and growth in the story and for rescuing books.

Cimorene from the Dealing with Dragons Series by Patricia Wrede because she a princess with some tude! If you can hangout out with dragons and NOT get scorched you have to be pretty cool.

Alanna from the Song of the Lioness Series by Tamora Pierce. I love her for being strong but compassionate.


  1. Granny Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series - cause she gives people what they need, not what they want. She's so straight. I don't want to be all like her, but sometimes she can inspire me about moral and doing the right things.

  2. Cimorene is indeed a great character.