Saturday, November 24, 2018

Book Blogger Hop November 23rd - November 29th: 282 Is the Smallest Multidigit Palindrome Sandwiched Between Two Twin Primes

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: You meet an interesting person of the opposite sex at a club. Suddenly, they start acting as if they're a character in a novel you've read, and they are firmly convinced that they ARE that character. First, which character is it, and second, how do you react?

Since most of the books I read are science fiction or fantasy, anyone who starts acting like a character from one of them is likely to seem a little like and oddball. I suppose the most likely candidates would be for someone to behave like Tenar from Ursula K' LeGuin's book Tombs of Atuan, although she spends most of the book believing she is the incarnation of the immortal priestess of the Nameless Ones. Another possibility would be for someone to believe they were Eilonwy from Lloyd Alexander's Book of Three and the rest of the Chronicles of Prydain, although a self-centered princess with a magical glowing golden ball is seems like someone who would come off an something of an odd duck. A third possibility would be for someone to take on the persona of Éowyn from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but a horse-riding shield-maiden who longs for a glorious death in battle would be a little bit out of the ordinary.

I can't say exactly how I would react to someone acting as one of these characters, but given that most of my friends are kind of oddballs already, I don't think someone who thought they were Tenar, Eilonwy, or Éowyn would be all that notable. Any of them would probably end up being good friends with the redhead, and would almost certainly fit right in with our circle of friends.

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