Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Great Characters

1. Indiana Jones

2. George and Ron Weasley of Harry Potter fame (and possibly Severus Snape)

3. Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's Belgian detective

4. The Bridgertons, the alphabetized family created by Julia Quinn

5. Elizabeth Bennet, show-stealer from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

6. Anne of Green Gables--such spunk!

7. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli from The Lord of the Rings

8. Francis the Badger, one of my childhood favorites

9. Emily Bromley, scandalous widow and amateur sleuth, created by Tasha Alexander

10. Melissa Romney-Jones (a.k.a Honey), proprietor of The Little Lady Agency

11. The Goodnights, one of many wacky and endearing families from the oh-so-clever mind of Jenny Crusie...from Faking It.

12. Patricia Anne and Mary Alice of the Southern Sisters Mystery Series

13. Bennie Harper, Earlene Fowler's quirky cowgirl sleuth.

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Christine said...

I've always loved Indianna. I had a crush on Harrison Ford since I was a kid primarily because of that character. So well played. Han Solo too. I can't wait for the next Indy film!

Crimson Wife said...

I'm not familiar with all the characters, but you've made some great choices of the ones I do know!

Thanks for sharing :-)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I don't know all of them either, but I can picture the cover of Frances; I think that book survived my childhood and now belongs to my kids!

Happy TT! (you left out Stephanie Plum, Ranger, and Morelli!!!)

Wylie Kinson said...

Glad to see Anne of GG made your list. She's one of my fave literary characters.

Vicki said...

I knew most of them and loved Harrison Ford. He was such a hotty to me as Han Solo.

Lara Croft said...

I love the Weisly brothers! So devilishly coniving and cute! LC

Beck said...

I love many of your choices. And FRANCES! I LOVE Frances!

Shannon Miller said...

Great list! I've been an Anne of Green Gables for a long time and can't wait until my DD is old enough to get started on them. She'll like Anne's "spunk"...she's all about Junie B. Jones right now, but I know she'll think Anne is even cooler.

ERiCA said...

Great choices! (I agree w/ SHG, too: don't forget the Burg. *g)

Tempest Knight said...

Yep, Indi and Poirot are very well-drawn characters. :)

Trish Ryan said...

Francis the Badger...hee!

I'm a fan of Babar the Elephant, and a new character called Henrietta the Hippo. Henrietta likes to dance, but she makes an awful racket. My sister sent this to me for some reason???


Miss Frou Frou said...

Hi, love Indy, and Weasleys... and think Snape (or should that be Alan Rickman) is hot in an oh so wrong way. Also love Miss Eliza Bennet, and Anne and Bennie.. love all of Jennie Crusie's characters but particularly the Goodnights... wish she'd do a story about Louise!

Stacy said...

What about Fred Weasley? :)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Egad! I meant Fred and George Weasley! Ron is a little too much of whiner for me.

Thanks for the heads-up, Stacy.

Virginia said...

I agree about Snape! Ever since I got my boyfriend to start reading the books, he's obsessed with Snape, too! :) Great list!

Ava Rose Johnson said...

I love Elizabeth Bennett and Anne of Green Gables, the original kick-ass heroines.

spyscribbler said...

Anne of Green Gables was awesome, awesome, awesome! I loved her to death, as well as Jo March.

Happy TT!