Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Characters Who Remind Me of Myself and Why

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A Purple RoseI’m a quiet, gentle, shy person who has a mischievous streak that occasionally surprises people. Here are some characters who remind me of myself.

Matthew Cuthbert from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series. 

I adored Anne, but kind and gentle Matthew was the character who really won my heart. I understood him on such a deep level and was thrilled by the way he warmly welcomed Anne into the family.

Beth March from Louisa M. Alcott’s Little Women

She was the only March sister that I think I could spend time with regularly while coming away from those visits with an invigorated spirit. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Meg, Jo, and Amy quite a bit. But Beth had one of those mellow, easygoing personalities that both attracts my attention and reminds me of how I am, too.

There’s something to be said for peacemakers who try to find the good in everyone.

Allan Karlsson from Jonas Jonasson’s The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (The Hundred-Year-Old Man, #1)

Remember when I told you all I had a mischievous streak? I wasn’t joking.

90% of the time, I’m that calm, unassuming person who peacefully sits in the corner and finds amusement in the simple things in life.

The other 10% of the time, I’m quietly getting into mischief without giving anyone advanced warning. Only folks who know me incredibly well will be able to predict these moments before they happen.

If I make my childhood goal of living to see my one hundredth birthday, you just might catch me climbing out of a window at the retirement home on that day.

22 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Characters Who Remind Me of Myself and Why

  1. I feel like this should be my cue to sneak out of work and have an adventure. (Tragically, not going to happen today, though.) I haven’t read the 100 Year Old Man, but it sounds like I should!

    My list is here.

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