Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013 Summer Lovin' Read-a-Thon: Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee

The Read-a-Thon continues! Go check out all of the fun over at Read-a-Thon Central.

Today's participation post is "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee"...it's all about favorite female characters. Let's hit it!

Elle :

I kind of gave away my favorite female in yesterday's post on summer favorites.

Yup. My favorite is Jane Eyre. She's just plain awesome. She's strong and speaks her mind. She looks out for herself well in a time when women were just all too frequently shuffled under the rug. I love how she handles her relationship with Mr. Rochester, not becoming a shrinking violet or bowing to his every whim. She makes sure that her needs are met and that she's treated with the respect she deserves. What a cool chick.

Sure...it's Victorian England and she's probably a little traditional, dressed in her long-sleeved, long skirted dresses, corseted to the hilt, but that's not how I see her. In my mind's eye, she's got the look of the average girl: brown hair, average weight. She has a clear complexion with somewhat pale skin, but a healthy blush to her cheeks. If she were a modern woman she would be dressed in jeans, a cute blouse and cute heels or even a mid-calf retro style skirt. In fact, I don't think that Mia Wasikowska was a bad choice for playing her in the most recent Hollywood movie version of the book (though I admit that I haven't seen it yet).

Mia Wasikowska
Modern day Jane would be in a position of power, as a manager or a small business owner of some kind. She might potentially be a professor, as she shows a great aptitude towards the field of education. She is friendly and kind, but she makes her desires known. She is not one to push around. She is honest about her intentions and equally upfront about her expectations of others.

Jane Eyre is quite honestly the girl I want to be. I just love her. Sometimes there just isn't anything to beat a classic.

I'm loving this read-a-thon! I'm "meeting" a pile of nice people with great tastes in books and I'm getting a lot of reading accomplished. I finished Alice I Have Been last night and have now started on Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. I figured it was time for some nice light YA Fiction.

And now that I've done my post for the day...back to reading!

Darian :

This is kind of a hard decision because I've read so many good books with good female characters. My favorite would have to be Scathach the Warrior Maid from The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott.

Scathach is my favorite female character because all martial arts were based off of her skills, she speaks many languages, and she is set on protecting the twins (Sophie and Josh). Another reason I really like Scathach is because of how she can take out pretty much a whole army without taking any hits. She's tough and smart.

I imagine her as a red-haired seventeen-year-old. She's pale skinned and has sharp teeth, as she is a next generation (child of the elders) and vampire. She is a vegetarian...a different type of vampire than the blood sucking ones. I kind of imagine her as an average height and average weight. She wears black combat boots and (I would imagine) black clothes.

I Google searched a teen actress to see who would best fit the way I think Scathach would look in real life. Her name is Danah Marks...I have literally no idea who she is, but all she would need to do is to dye her hair red.

Danah Marks
So far, I am about one-third of the way through the book The Magician by Michael Scott. This book may get through a couple of rounds in my BOTY for this year...meaning it's pretty good.

I will continue writing on these posts because the Read-a-Thon is awesome. Bye for now!


  1. Ok, now I REEEEEEEEALLY need to push Jane Eyre up my TBR list! You have me wanting to start on it at this very minute! Thanks for that! I can't wait to read it :D


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