Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about books and reading.
Are there any fictional characters whom you have emulated (or tried to)? Who and why?
What literary character do you feel is most like you personality-wise (explain)?
I was very influenced by fictional characters as a child. I’ve always been a big reader, and I’m sure in my own mind I actually was Laura Ingalls Wilder, or Anne Shirley, or whomever my favorite of the moment happened to be. As I got older, one book I read where I can clearly remember thinking, “That is ME,” was Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood. It’s been a long time since I read it, so I’m not sure I would still feel that way, but the main character is a woman who has a complicated friendship that reminded me so much of one I had as a teenager–I could really relate to her character. I also connected closely to Phoebe in The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan, and Lucille in Rich in Love by Josephine Humphries (here I am talking about that book again!)
As an adult, I think I’m more “inspired” by particular characters than I feel that they are like me.