TTT: Top Ten Tuesday theme this week at The Broke and the Bookish was rewind week and since I have missed the last few weeks anyways, I picked this one - Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters. I am not sure if I will cover my all-time, or will be able to remember to include (am sure I will have enough 'How could I forget.." moments as I go through other lists), but here it is (in a chronological order from my childhood to now):
1. Jo from 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott
2. Katy from 'What Katy Did' by Susan Coolidge
3. George(or rather Georgina) and Julian from the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton
4. Asterix from Asterix and Obelix comics
5. Michael from 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' by Thomas Hardy
6. Atticus Finch from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee
7. Rhett Butler from 'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell
8. Haroun from 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories' by Salman Rushdie
9. Hema and Matron from 'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Varghese
10. Liesel Meminger from 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak
For Wondrous Words Wednesday: has been a long time since I participated in this one, one of my favorite memes...
- prate v. [intrans.] talk foolishly or tediously about something.
prat·er n. (RARE). late Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German praten, probably of imitative origin.
- spancel - noun 1. a noosed rope with which to hobble an animal, especially a horse or cow. verb (used with object) 2. to fetter with or as with a spance
- man·u·mit v. (-mit·ted, -mit·ting) [trans.] HISTORICAL release from slavery; set free.
man·u·mis·sion n. man·u·mit·ter n. late Middle English: from Latin manumittere, literally 'send forth from the hand', from manus 'hand' + mittere 'send'.
- obdurate -adjective 1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. 2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent
For Theme Thursday, the theme is Month
Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
- A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
- Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
- Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
- It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
From 'Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California'
a few more meme posts along with details of upcoming blog tour and the giveaways to follow.