Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (July 28, 2015)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye mentions that he likes The Great Gatsby (makes ya wonder if Jay Gatsby would have liked The Catcher in the Rye – probably not)

Bilbo Baggins who actually wrote There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale (later known as The Hobbit) and most of The Lord of the Rings

Don Quixote of course, who was driven insane by reading tales of chivalry

Jane Eyre read Gulliver’s Travels

Emma Bovary from Madame BovaryShe reads novels
I seem to remember nearly identical words of Anna Karenina, but I am not certain, so I won’t count Anna.

Stephen Dedalus from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man read numerous pieces of classic literature, and goes on to be a writer (generally considered to be Joyce’s alter ego)

Claudius from I, Claudius is a writer of history, besides being Emperor of Rome

David Copperfield read a quite a bit as a child and later becomes a writer/novelist (generally considered to be Dickens’ alter ego)

John Shade author of the poem Pale Fire, and central character of the novel Pale Fire

Philip Carey from Of Human Bondage read quite a bit as a child (and is considered by the Wanderer at least to be Maugham’s alter ego)


  1. You are classics fan :D. Great List!

    Here's my TTT

  2. I can't believe I forgot Bilbo and Don Quixote!

    Here's mine: http://zezee112.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/top-ten-tuesday-8-fellow-book-nerds/

  3. Any classic lit character is likely "safe" to put on a book nerd list. They nearly all read a book at some point in their story! Glad to see David Copperfield and Jane Eyre on this list. :)

    Thanks for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon.

  4. Nice list! I've read a few of these, but not nearly as many as I should have ... and I call myself an English major. For shame.

    Happy TTT!

  5. Good job catching so many classic bookworm characters.

  6. Great list! Bilbo was especially well-read for a Hobbit.


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