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May 10, 2022

top ten bookish characters and bout of books, day 1
posted by soe 1:21 am

Two literary endeavors in one post!

Bout of Books
First, I’m signing up again for this round of Bout of Books. Don’t know what that is?

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 9th, and runs through Sunday, May 15th, in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 34 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

It’s not too late to sign up and Bout of Books is super chill. I read a couple chapters of Alexis Hall’s Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake for it this afternoon.

On the Top Ten Tuesday front, That Artsy Reader Girl has asked us to share our top ten bookish characters this week.

  1. Thursday Next, literary detective: The Eyre Affair and its sequels by Jasper Fforde
  2. Matilda, child reader: Roald Dahl’s Matilda
  3. Liesel, book savior: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. Nina Hill, bookstore employee: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  5. A.J. Fikry, bookstore owner: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  6. Lila Castro, creator of a book exchange and secret book blogger: The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo
  7. Isola Pribby, quirky book club member: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  8. Queen Elizabeth, British matriarch: Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader
  9. The Mac, librarian: Booked by Kwame Alexander
  10. Lily and Dash, the most adorkable couple to meet through The Strand: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohen

How about you? What bookish characters do you love?

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