I know, I know, y’all are thinking that I’m going waxing on for about 500 to 1000 words about the amazing James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. But guess, what? YOU ARE WRONG!
In the fan world, there is a lot of focus on book boyfriends and book girlfriends, I want to focus on book best friends. Characters that I would love to hang out with and just veg. Characters that I admire. Characters that are a reflection of myself as I am or as I would like to be.
Oh, and Claire ain’t gonna be on this list. I can’t keep up with that chick. Blood, gore and the lack of a decent cup of coffee…no, thanks!
My Fascinating Fictional Best Friend: Cress
I know that some people think that Cress is a naive weakling, but she comes through in the clinch when it matters. The tech skills she has honed in her little satellite are amazing and get her out of so many tight spots.
In my day job I work with technology, part of my responsibilities is software support. Like Cress, I attempt to use my skills for good. To rescue clients and co-workers from nasty situations. Or course, we aren’t starting a revolution, but I do try to use my skills for good in the higher education world. I would hope that Cress would teach me more technology tricks to improve my skills.
Cress also has a man with an unusual sense of humor that encourages her and adores her. And she remembers that when she really needs to push herself to her limits.
My Fascinating Fictional Best Friend: Lena
Over the course of four books, Lena, from the Magic Ex Libris series by Jim C. Hines has grown to become one of my favorite fictional characters.
Lena transforms beyond the personalities thrust upon her by readers to a pillar of strength. I enjoyed watching learn and discover what it means to be human even if physically she is anything but. She would be my role model—the fictional friend I most want to be like.
Besides being able to teach me kick-ass fighting skills, I would hope to gain poise and encouragement to speak my mind in all situations after spending some quality time with Lena.
Quick Reading Challenges Update!
So far the #ShelfLove Challenge is going well for me. I’ve read 3 books and abandoned 1 that were on my shelf prior to January 1, 2016. I’ve read a total of 6 books so far and 1728 pages.