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.


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

  1. Wow you’re the only other person I know who’s read the 100 Year Old Man! I love that book.

  2. Good choices. I haven’t read the 100 year old man book, but I might have to. 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. We should all aspire to be the 100 year old man! Great post, Lydia!

  4. Thanks for stopping by and I loved both Matthew and Beth as well. And, I’m putting The 100 Year Old Man on my reading list. It sounds interesting.

  5. Great list! I haven’t read any of these, but the last one is on my TBR.

    My post

  6. Interesting choices. Not read the 100 year old man book, but think I’ll check it out. Thanks for giving us a little insight into you. Enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine.

  7. 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.

  8. That Hundred Year Old Man book was BRILLIANT! So much fun. I hope I have his gumption when I’m geriatric too.

  9. I did like Matthew. I grieved with Anne when he died.

  10. Off the top of my head, I cannot think of any characters that remind me of myself. I can see myself in certain characters, or I can relate to things they’re going through, but not really any that made me think, “Oh! That’s me!”

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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