Friday, June 10, 2011

Follow Friday - D&D Characters Can Buy Arrows by the Score

It's Friday again, which means it's time for Follow Friday. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host (Parajunkee) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Nicki J. Markus.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: 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?

These questions are always hard for me to answer, because so many of my favorite characters are also characters that I would never want to be. I love Paul Atredies from the Dune series, but knowing how his story turns out, I'd never want to be him. I like Hari Seldon from the Foundation books, but I'd never want his life. Severian from the Book of the New Sun is a character I enjoyed reading about immensely, but once again, not someone whose life I would care to have. I think that most of the characters that I like feature in my favorite books have crappy, difficult lives, and often they end up dying in sad ways.

Even though her story is somewhat less than happy, I think I'd go with Leisha Camden from Beggars in Spain as the character I'd like to be. She is one of the Sleepless, a human genetically engineered to never need to sleep. I am always running on a sleep deficit because I'm trying to keep up with all the projects I want to get done. Having those extra hours in the day, and never feeling too tired to use them effectively would be perfect. Add in the fact that the genetic modification seems to make the subject smarter and possibly better athletically, and you have a combination that I would love to have.

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  1. Hi,

    Hopping by for the follow friday.

    I do not know the books./characters you name. Gonna check it out.

    Wishing you a wonderfull weekend!

    Kyanara from the Life of a BookAholic

  2. I also find it real hard with these questions! Especially when I read so many genres, I have favourites in all. Had to narrow it down to two females in two genres! Actually narrowed it down to one, if we'd switch life without switching back. ;)

    New follower here! :) My character life-switch discussion can be found here!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  3. I would love to not need sleep as well!(New Follower)
    Happy Friday,

  4. Old follower! Hopping by. I've never heard of those books or characters but they sound fun! Have a great weekend :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  5. Hopping and stopping by! Happy Friday.

    I've never heard of the books but will have to check them out.

    Kati @ Romancing Rakes

  6. Excellent point - I wouldn't want to be most of my favorite characters either. I chose Hermoine Granger because her world seemed safe in comparison to everyone else's!

    Glad to have found you via FF. New Follower!

  7. You make a great point. I never thought of how hard my life would be if I switched with someone. And, I like the answer to who you would switch with. Even though I'm unfamiliar with her, I could do with not needing sleep. Think of all the things I could get done!

  8. Hopping through. I should read the Dune series. I've heard lots of good things.
    My Hop

  9. @Kyanara: I hope you enjoy them!

  10. @bex: Thanks for following, I checked your blog and I love it.

  11. @Rebecca: The book Beggars in Spain is a really good book - it explores the enormous potential consequences of what seems at first to be a fairly small change.

  12. @Crystal: I would highly recommend all the books I referenced.

  13. @Kati: I like all of the books I referenced, but then again, I am an unrepentant science fiction fan.

  14. @Susan: Good choice. I'd certainly rather be Hermione than most of the other characters in the Harry Potter universe.

  15. @Jenni: I know! The one thing that slows me down is the need for sleep. And almost as much, being tired when I don't get enough sleep. Never having to sleep might mean that I was able to keep up with all the commitments I have made.

    Who am I kidding? I'd just overcommit myself even more.

  16. @Alison: Yes you should. The first book in the Dune series is one of the master works of science fiction. Opinions concerning the later books in the series are more mixed. I like them, but others are less enthusiastic. Avoid the Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson add-ons.