Hi y’all! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (per the lovely folks at The Broke & The Bookish) is in honor of the Fall TV season being upon us. Now, I have to confess…. I started blogging right around the time we cut the cable cord to save money. Coincidence? I think not lol. What did I do with all my sudden free time? I read. What did I do with what I read? Well, I had to blog about it, of course 😉
So, since I don’t really watch TV anymore, today’s theme stumped me for a bit. I could have done “top ten favorite TV shows of all time” but this is really a book blog and that has nothing to do with books or bookishy anything. (In case you’re wondering, though – Scarecrow & Mrs. King, Castle, Friends, Frasier, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, Law & Order, Matlock, Perry Mason, MacGyver) “Top ten new shows coming out this Fall that are on my radar”? I don’t even KNOW what shows are coming out this Fall. So that one is clearly out. “TV shows I wish never got cancelled” – – well… see the list of my faves for most of those 10 haha. There are other great options they gave but all pretty much along these same lines.
In other words, I’m going a bit rogue this week while ultimately staying true to the heart of the theme.
And yeah… I might have cheated (again) just a little bit and included a couple of movie characters too. Because… I couldn’t think of any more tv characters haha!
Brick Heck, The Middle
What Brick says about reading: I don’t play sports. I don’t exactly have a ton of friends. I have books. You don’t read. You don’t understand. You don’t know what it’s like to live in different worlds, to travel on great adventures through the galaxy with people you know better than you know your own family.
A book I would recommend for Brick: The League and the Lantern by Brian Wells
Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
What Rory says about reading: I live in two worlds. One is a world of books. I’ve been a resident of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina and strolled down Swann’s Way.
A book I would recommend for Rory: This is a toss-up between From The Start by Melissa Tagg and The Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide. Two very different (and fabulous) books but I think Rory would enjoy both of them 🙂
Alex Dunphy, Modern Family
What Alex says about reading: You’re never alone when you have books.
A book I would recommend for Alex: Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin
What Frasier says about reading: I think maybe I’ll just go sit under the shade of a tree and read in a quiet park. (Of course, you can see from the above screenshot how well that worked out for him lol)
A book I would recommend for Frasier: The Things We Knew by Catherine West
Joey Tribbiani, Friends
Okay… so Joey isn’t technically a “bookish” character per se but the episode where he reads Little Women is one of my very favorites!
What Joey says about reading: Haven’t you ever read the same book over and over again?
A book I would recommend for Joey: Little Women – A BabyLit Playtime Primer by Jennifer Adams (Maybe this version wouldn’t be quite as traumatic for him lol)
Sawyer Ford, Lost
What Sawyer says about reading: I heard once Winston Churchill read a book every night, even during the Blitz. He said it made him think better. It’s how I like to run things.
A book I would recommend for Sawyer: Devil’s Island by Ron Hall
Kate Beckett, Castle
What Kate says about reading: (said to her/about her by another character) You never told him how you stood in line for an hour just to get your book signed? How his novels got you through your mother’s death?
A book I would recommend for Kate: Three actually. The Cold Case Justice series by Janice Cantore
Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail
What Kathleen says about reading: When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.
A book I would recommend for Kathleen: Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann
Belle, Beauty and the Beast
What Belle says about reading: …it’s my favorite! Far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!
A book I would recommend for Belle: The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
Hermione Granger, Harry Potter movies
these last two (Belle and Hermione) are probably completely cheating as these characters are from books to start with… but hey. At least I kept it to ten this week!
What Hermione says about reading: Honestly, am I the only person who’s ever bothered to read Hogwarts, A History?
A book I would recommend for Hermione: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
My Recommended Books From Today’s Post
What about you? What are some of your favorite bookish characters on the big or small screen?