Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I know today is Wednesday and no longer Tuesday, but yesterday (and the day before) was quite busy and I didn’t have a chance to write this post.

Top Ten Favorite Characters

1 – 3. Old Shatterhand, Winetou and Old Surehand from the many books by Karl May
My dad would read the book and then retell the story to us at night. When I was old enough I read many of Karl May’s books myself and loved them. He is a very famous German author who wrote in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Even though the books are written as though the narrator (author) experienced all the adventures himself, Karl May never traveled to most of the places he wrote about.

4. Reepicheep from Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis

The noblest mouse that ever appeared in print. My dad read the whole series to us when we were in elementary school and if I remember correctly my sister and I cried when Reepicheep said farewell and went over the wave at the World’s End.

Do enjoy this clip from the 2008 movie:

5. Sir Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

What acting! What cunning! What daring! What secrets! What charm! What wit! What boldness!

6. Fritz from Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

I loved this book in middle school and enjoyed the Disney movie as well. I actually don’t remember anything specific Fritz did in the book but he’s rather cute in the movie. ;)

7. Valancy from The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
If you only had a year to live what would you do? Valancy decides she’s going to start speaking her mind and stop doing what her family expects. So off she goes to propose marriage to the unlikeliest of men.

8. Rose Red from VeiledRose and Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

You know there’s more to Rose Red than meets the eye. She’s small and frail but incredibly strong. She’s kind and loyal and brave. And somehow her life is important to the powerful forces in the Far World.

9. Corrie Belle Hollister from the Series the Journals of Corrie Belle Holister by Michael Phillips
I really enjoyed this series and watching Corrie grow up.

10. Anne Shirley from the series by L.M. Montgomery
“There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.” ~ Anne of Green Gables


  1. Numbers 5 and 6: very nice! Hehe. Enjoyed your list!

  2. Wow, GREAT list, Rina!! The only one I really know is Reepicheep; Loved Swiss Family Robinson and Anne of Green Gables also, good stuff :) Thanks for the youtube clips, very clever! I think it's so precious that you and your sister have enjoyed reading time with your dad. Thanks for sharing, this post was such a blessing :)

    1. Thanks Kara! If you're ever in the mood for a light hearted (with some drama) read, you should pick up The Blue Castle by Montgomery. It's a lot of fun. :-)
      I think my love of reading came from my parents. Goodness knows I hated my reading lessons when I was 5. My poor mom, she thought I'd never love reading. :-)

  3. Hi Rina,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. It was so nice to see you. I adore Anne Shirley too :)

    1. Hi Angela, thanks for returning the visit. Anne Shirley is such a fun girl.

  4. Love Valancy! Such a good story :)


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