Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Families

This week's topic: 
Characters I'd Want As Family Members 
I had to think long and hard about this one, especially because ten family members seem a bit excessive for me but I managed. So, here is my fictional family. 

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 10 & 9 Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter: Big Brothers 
 Yes, I'm running the risk of massive amounts of teasing and pranks but come on! How fun would they be to have around? No boredom with these two around. 

Jane Eyre (character)Image via Wikipedia

8. Jane Eyre- Big Sister 

She's smart and sweet and basically just a really good person. Who better to look up to as a big sister.

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7. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games- Big Sister

On the other end of the spectrum, Katniss is a bad-ass big sister. You know she's totally got your back and would take a bullet (or a televised fight to the death) for you.

Screenshot of Alice from the trailer for the f...Image via Wikipedia
6. Alice from Alice in Wonderland - Little Sister

She's totally cute and the kid has a fantastic imagination. How much fun would it be to just sit and listen to her tales from Wonderland. 


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5. Henry and Clare from The Time Traveler's Wife- Family Friends

I don't want to deal with Henry's 'disability' all the time but I could totally hang out with them and if Henry wanted to visit me from the future and give me some awesome stock tips... well I wouldn't turn my nose up at it.

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4. 90 (or 93) year old, Jacob Jankowski from Water for Elephants- Grandpa

He's funny and feisty and everything that is great about old guys. I love me a crotchety old man and old Jacob totally exemplifies that. If he was my grandpa I would have remembered to come and take him to the circus! 

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 3. Noah Calhoon from The Notebook- Husband
Blame my real husband for my cheesy fictional pick. My hubby is great but romance is not his strong suit. So, when choosing my fictional hubby, I had to go with the super romantic Noah on this one. Pining for years is one thing but standing by you when you've lost your marbles and reading to you to bring you back, that's love.

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2. Marmee March from Little Women- Mom

Moms are dedicated, loving, kind, and able to focus in emergency situations. Marmee is all these things and more. Can you find a better example of motherhood?

  1. Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird- Dad

'Nuff said. I don't think I have to explain this choice. If you don't get it then you clearly need to pick up this book.

Who is in your fictional family??


smellincoffee said...

I've not read "To Kill a Mockingbird", but I gather from lists like these that he's a man of remarkable moral courage.

Phantom Paragrapher said...

Id love Noah and Allie from the Notebook :)
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Willa said...

The Weasleys are on my list as well :-)

Amber Griffiths said...

Fred and George would be wonderful to have as family. I should have included them in my list, but it would have been overrun with Harry Potter characters!

Here's my list: http://booksofamber.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-book-characters-id-want.html

gautami tripathy said...

Atticus is a favourite with most! And Marmee too!

These are interesting picks. I had tough time with it yet somehow picked TEN!

Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

TwoBibliomaniacs said...

I also had Atticus on my list. Also George and Fred would make great brothers!

booknympho said...

I love your list! I've seen Jacob on another list and I didn't even think to include him on mine.

Ms. Dawn said...

Aww, I like that everyone has a "real" picture! I only have book covers. Fail. ;-)

Katie said...

Oh, Atticus. He's the best. Great list!

Melissa said...

I love your list! I had such a difficult time with this weeks topic. I just can't seem to separate the individuals from the rest of their family.

Red said...

Love the list. I think Atticus has shown up in most people's posts today, for good reason!

KC said...

Sounds like a wonderful and fun family!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting list and great choices, stop and see mine.

Brenna said...

Fantastic list! Noah Calhoun, Henry and Clare, Jacob Janikowski... all great choices!

confessionsofacommonreader said...

I'd marry noah too. yum!

literarywife said...

Oh, most definitely Marmee and Atticus. Love it.

Anne Bennett said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I don't think I could stand to have the Weasley twins in my family. I'd be exasperated all the time. Ha!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Marmee and Katniss are on my list as well. I'd add George and Fred Weasley in a heartbeat too!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I love your ENTIRE list. Great post.

Peggy said...

I can't disagree with anything about your list! That sounds like a great family.

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