Thursday, December 6, 2012

Follow Friday (#33)

Yay, it's the last Friday of the Fall semester!  This means the end of classes, but also the start of exams.  *Sigh*.
Anyway, a warm hello to everyone stopping by from Follow Friday (hosted by the fabulous Parajunkee and the equally wonderful Alison of Alison Can Read).  For those who don't know, I'm Kat-- reviewer of mostly YA, fantasy, historical, and scifi-esque fiction.

If you would like to keep up with my reviews, general bookish babblings, or are interested in some giveaways which will be coming up during the month of December (hint, hint), then I'd love to have you as a follower via GFC, RSS, email, or even my sparkling new Twitter account-- whichever you prefer.  Leave a comment with your FF, and I will be sure to visit/follow you back!


The FF question this week is:

Who do you want to be? If you could choose any character from a book. What do you think that character looks like and what do you have in common?


My answer:  Ooh, very tough one!  My first thought, like our featured bookworm's, was Hermione Granger, for obvious reasons of her being awesome and somewhat like a magical version of me (and every other bibliophile).  Arwen from The Lord of the Rings would be a close second: whether you choose to remain an immortal, magical elven woman or give up your mortality to be with Aragorn (a young Viggo Mortensen is like nearly as good as immortality), being Arwen would be a pretty sweet deal.  Arya from the Inheritance (Eragon) books would be another good one-- again immortal elven woman, this one with bad-ass powers and (SPOILER ALERT...A dragon).   

If I'm allowed to be a guy character: Gandalf the Grey, also from The Lord of the Rings.  To be that wise and powerful and... wizardly, with a wizard hat and a wizard staff and wizard eyebrows.  I always wonder: are there female wizards in LOTR?  'Cause that would be kind of sexist, if there weren't.  Then again, in a series which only has, count them, three named female characters of any importance...


Anyway, I wish all you visitors and followers a fantastic weekend (filled with lots of quality reading time, rather than exam-cramming, like mine).  Hope to see all of you around the blogosphere!


21 comments:

Charlene C said...
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Charlene C said...

Great choices! I would especially like to be Hermoine! :) I'm a new follower of your blog through GFC.

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quinnsbooknook said...

Hermione! She's totally amazing. I think Hermione might be my favorite character from HP, and I definitely relate to her desire to do well in school.

BLHmistress said...

I thought about Arwen too, she is one lucky girl to get Aragorn. Happy Holidays!

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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Sigh...I still need to read the LOTR series. As I mentioned in my comment the other day.
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Jaclyn Canada said...

We have something in common. I like your picks! New Follower :D

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Marissa said...

I love your choices! :)
You have one great blog btw!

New Follower: Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Awesome answers. To be an elf with powers would be awesome, and I am a big eragon fan. =] New Follower. =] Here is My FF
Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

Adele Cosgrove-Bray said...

Good choices - I don't fancy having a beard, though...!

Kat said...

@Adele Cosgrove-Bray-- Haha, good point! Like I said, we need some chick wizards around the place.

@BLH mistress-- I know! There is no downside to being Arwen. :)

Holly Harris said...

All great picks - Arwen and Aragorn - sigh...

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PamM said...

Great pick and I don't see why you can't pick a guy as well.
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Micheline D said...

Love love LOVE your answer! Hermione definitely made an appearance on my FFF this week as well. But I never thought of Arwen...for all the reasons you mentioned she' a brilliant choice ;)

I also love that you put guy choices as well. Mine would have been Harry Potter but Gandalf makes a perfect choice as well! Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower via GFC!!

Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Rinn said...

Haha, I totally wanted to be both of them when I was younger =) I even dressed up as Arwen for World Book Day...
Now I'm not so sure. Probably also Hermione, but starting from the first year of Hogwarts! xD

Megan Wille said...

Hermoine seems to be a popular choice :) I'm dropping by from the Feature & Follow. My choice was Rose Hatahway from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Nice to "meet" you. I love your blog and will be back to follow more of your reviews :) happy reading!

Megan @ Megz Madd Readz

Krystianna said...

Awesome choices! I may have to read both Eragon and the Lord of the Rings soon. I feel like I'm missing out on quite a lot because I haven't read them yet!
New GFC follower. :D

Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Sue Bricknell said...

Hi, from a new follower! :)

Great choices all around!

beccabooklover said...

Great choices! I chose Hermione Granger aswell. But Arwen is definitely a close second. I love the Lord of the Rings so definitely love this answer! I'd choose mortality with Aragorn anyday!

To answer your question because I'm a Lord of the Rings nut, there were only three wizards in the book; Gandalf, Saruman and Radagast. But Gandalf sounds like a good choice! Galadriel would be a powerful female Elf to be though!

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Priscilla TheGreat said...

I haven't read any of those books. Though I do plan on reading LOTR and then watching all the movies some time soon.
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Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

Ooo I'd love to be Hermione too! I'm horrible, I haven't read The Lord of the Rings or Eragon, but I have seen part of the first LotR movie! I hope there's female wizards in LOTR! :) Adding to TBR and great picks!

Cindy Mai said...

I've heard a lot about Hermoine. And I'm a Harry Potter fan,so I totally agree!

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Cindy @ http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

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