Friday, June 10, 2011


YAY!  After a crazy hectic weekend last week, I missed Follow Friday :(  But now I'm back and ready to discover some cool new blogs and bloggers!  If you didn't already know, Follow Friday is hosted by the fabulous Parajunkee and this week's feature is Nicki J Markus (looks like a very cool site, can't wait to look around more!!!)

Today's question:

Q. The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?

I love these questions b/c it really makes you think!  But I have so many MCs I'd want to switch with, I couldn't pick just one.  So, by genre, here are my picks ;)

1) Paranormal: Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson Series.  She's one of the toughest, smartest chicks in Urban Fantasy, and she's got Adam, Samuel, and Stefan (*sigh*).  Plus, she's got the awesomest mentor/father figures around in Zee and Bran.  Who could ask for more than that??  As a second paranormal choice ('cause I couldn't choose just one!), I'd go with Harper from Charlaine Harris's Harper Connelly series.  She goes through a lot of crap, but at the end of it all, there's Tolliver ;)  If you haven't read either one of these series yet, you are seriously missing out.

2) Historical: Margaret Hale from Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South.  Two words: Mr. Thornton!!!!

3) YA: Kate Brown from Elizabeth Scott's Perfect You.  One of my favorite YAs :)

4) YA w/paranormal elements: Probably Katsa from Kristin Cashore's Graceling.

So, there you have it.  My four-pronged, overly verbose answer.  Looking forward to seeing you guys's picks!

Have a great weekend,
Ninja Girl


  1. Hi, new follower here from the hop. Great choices and I love your blog!

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  2. Old follower hopping through to high five you for Mr Thornton because, well, MR THORNTON!!! Ahem...

    Take a look at my Follow Friday?

  3. That's a tough one! In most of my favourite books, the main characters go through some nasty stuff. I kind of like my life! lol

  4. I have to read about Mercy Thompson soon...
    My answer is unique but it counts as three, LOL

  5. @Amy Nice to meet ya! I'm headed over to your blog right now :)

    @Beth Yes!!!!!! Another person who gets it. Mr. Thornton is...just divine. I fell in love w/him after I watched Richard Armitage portrayal in the movie, then fell in love again when I read the book!

    @Kimberly Hey lady :) I actually like your answer. It's great to love your life

    @Silvia YES, please do read Mercy! She's fantastic

  6. ooh good question. I'd like to switch with Menolly from pern. Though i'm sure i could make an argument for a LOT of other characters

  7. @Falen Had to look this one up, but Dragonsong sounds great!! I love dragons

  8. Katsa is a great choice. I didn't even think to put her down, but I already picked three others. If I listed her and another one I just thought of, I might as well just list everyone, right? LOL.

  9. I haven't read any of these I'm sad to say. Which is okay, because it just means I'll add them to my list!

  10. I LOVE Graceling! And cant wait to read more stuff from this author.

  11. @Jenni Thanks, I'm glad you agree :) Katsa is pretty awesome

    @Kaye Glad to give you a few to add to your TBR (I guarantee you'll like at least one of them...hopefully more ;))

    @Lani Yes, Cashore's Fire was great as well (not quite as good as Graceling, but I loved it)

  12. Hopping through. I need to read more Elizabeth Scott. I've only read Living Dead Girl.
    My Hop

  13. Yes for Margaret Hale! I have been in love with Rich-sorry, Mr. Thornton for years!

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  14. I was between my "Eyre Affair" Thursday Next and Claire Randall from "Outlander"...but for Jamie, I'm going with Claire Randall.

  15. Jane Eyre for her strength and resilience: Amelia Bedelia for her simplicity; Nancy Drew for her kick-ass detective skills---a girls gotta know what the what, ya know (you're welcome Veronica Mars); Stephanie Plum for getting both Morelli AND Ranger; Hermione Granger for her untouchable smarts; and Jane Eyre for her true love of Rochester (Jane Eyre is my favorite of all time so I had to include her twice). But one note: if I switched with JE, I'd hope it was after she got her money and went back to Rochester...starting with that scene exactly.