Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

TeaserTuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Hum and the Shiver23%: "If we don’t know the melodies hummed in the night wind, then all that’s left is the shiver of the grave."

Alex Bledsoe, The Hum and the Shiver

toptentues Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. They created the meme because they love lists. Who doesn’t love lists? They wanted to share these list with fellow book lovers and ask that we share in return to connect with our fellow book lovers. To learn more about participating in the challenge, stop by their page dedicated to it and dive in!

This week’s topic: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

The Queen of the TearlingKelsea (The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen)

While I wasn’t impressed with this book for a whole myriad of reads, I did like that the main character who grew up as a hermit spent much of her time reading. Reading was her reward rather than her punishments in these books. Not being allowed to read was one of the worst punishments that Kelsea could receive.

Nine Princes in Amber 2Corwin (Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny)

I just finished reading the Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny , which is part of this Chronicles in Amber series. Corwin (or his siblings) aren’t high on my favorite characters list, but I did appreciate Cowin’s genuine appreciation of books underscored by his thoughts (and one of the best quotes in the book next to one about people should be flattered when someone steals a book from them): “I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me.”

The Library at Mount CharCarolyn (The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins)

In The Library at Mount Char, each of the children “adopted” during adoption day are each granted a study that they become the master of. Carolyn’s mastery is language, so she spends an inordinate time with books that detail ancient languages as well as more modern languages. While her study is more passive than some of the other children, it’s not to be taken lightly. Language is a powerful  knowledge to have.

6a9a5-libriomancerIsaac (Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines)

I can’t mention a book about book lovers without mentioning Isaac. Isaac is a libriomancer. To quote myself: “Libriomancers have the ability to “pull” things such as objects and even people/animals (albeit, it’s a bit dangerous to pull anything other than objects from the books) from books.” Which means he has quite a fondness for books and always had.

EarthriseReese (Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth)

Captain Reese Eddings is a tough as nails captain of a ship that mostly transports cargo. Reese is also a big romance book fan, especially interspecies books about Eldritchs (space elves, essentially) and other species. She thinks them all frail and needing protecting thanks to the books she reads, but once she has one part of her crew, she finds out that is hardly the case.

InheartMortimer (Inkheart by Cornelia Funke)

Mortimer is a book repairer who can “read” characters into being. As cool as that sounds, Mortimer manages to bring a book character into existence that wants his services for some ill and is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary for this.

The Eyre AffairThursday (The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde)

Thursday Next lives in a world where characters can literally be stolen from their books, where forging verses is a crime, where classics are treated with disrespect. Thursday is part of the spec ops of literary detection, and she has to be very familiar with books. One of her biggest cases right now is finding where the hell Jane Eyre is.

The Book of Lost ThingsDavid (The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly)

After 12-year-old David’s mother dies, he finds solace in his books, but soon his books begin to whisper to him.  Reality and fantasy start to merge as David loses himself in the darkness the books are created until he’s projected into some mirror illusion of his own world, but where heroes, kings, and monsters roam free, and the king keeps all his secrets in The Book of Lost Things.

The HistorianHelen (The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova)

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history…” A woman exploring her father’s library one night discovers a book and a series of letter seemingly written to her father that insinuates that a terror that should be long gone might have something to do with her mother’s disappearance and has its claws in her family.

The Book of Speculation 2Simon (The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler)

Simon is a librarian who loves connecting history. What librarian/reader type on this list doesn’t? However, Simon begins to learn thing about his past, including the untimely death of the women in his family, that sends him on a journey through the past as he learns bout the unique history of his family.

Honorable Mentions

Bastian (The Neverending Story by Michael Ende), CeCi, Bianca, Zell, and Rory (Letters to Zell by Camille Griep)

28 Comments on “Teaser Tuesday & Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds”

    • Definitely, I highly recommend *most* of these books on my list with the exception of Tearling, but I’m weird and many people actually liked that book. 🙂

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  1. It’s been so long since I read The Book of Lost Things I completely forgot about David. I think I’ll have to re-read this one because I remember liking it immensely when I first read it. Nice list!

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    • I actually have my son to thank for. I hadn’t read it in a while either, but he recently started reading it and we discussed what he’d read so far.

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    • I guess he’s very fresh on my mind since I read the first book in June and Corwin’s quotes about books and libraries stayed on my mind.

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    • I absolutely loved that book! I read it for a bookray a while back. (A kind of book sharing thing where one person buys the book, and once they’re finished, they send it to another person, and so forth without any intention of ever receiving it back and just letting it go wild). I thought it was an awesome idea for a book.

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    • Liked it, very much! My link to the book is the link to my review, but I feel it may be too spoiler-ish because there were things I just HAD to discuss, but I did like it. I have the second book on my shelf waiting for me.

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  2. I totally forgot about Inkheart / Mortimer! It’s been a long time since I read that book.

    I didn’t do a TTT, but here are a few bookworm characters I can think of off the top of my head:

    Hermoine Granger (Harry Potter)
    Liesel Meminger (Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief – not speculative fiction, but an excellent example)
    George (Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane)

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  3. Aww you included the awesome Corwin cover.

    I loathe the series now, but one of the things that made me like the first Throne of Glass book was that Caelena loved books and she befriends the prince when he realizes she loves them. Secret Book Club!

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  4. YES, Thursday Next is such a great choice! I just read The Eyre Affair a couple months ago and absolutely loved the literary detective aspect. How great would it be to live in a world where the majority of people really did love books that much? 🙂

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    • I really thought that was such an imaginative idea for a series and really loved it. I’d love to live in a world like that… I think. LOL.

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  5. Oh wow, I haven’t read ANY of the books you picked your top bookish characters from O.O *cries* Queen of the Tearling, Libriomancer and Inkheart are on my tbr though and I’m off to check out the rest of the ones you listed here^^ x

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    • I highly recommend Inkheart and Libriomancer. Tearling… everyone loved it. I didn’t, but that just may be because it’s me. LOL.

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    • Don’t feel bad. I saw some on other’s list that I didn’t think of and could smack myself for it like Hermione! How could I forget her?

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