Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Top Ten Tuesday: Literary BFFs
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is your literary BFFs. I answered this question in shortened form for a Sunday meme that I participate in....It took me a bit to come up with five. Let's see if I can make ten.
1. Nancy Drew. So I could have all the fun of being involved in some really cool adventures...with the security of knowing that Nancy always finds a way out of tight spots.
2. Phryne Fisher (the grown up's Nancy Drew). Again terrific adventures with the added bonus of lots of good looking men hanging around. Phryne's adventures are a little more dangerous than Nancy's...but I'd risk it.
3. Henry Gamadge (from Elizabeth Daly's mysteries). This is a man who knows books. I'd want to be his friend so he could direct me to all the vintage mysteries I have on my list to own. Plus...again involvement in some pretty cool mysteries of his own.
4. Kate Fansler (from Amanda Cross's mysteries). Smart, witty, and loyal to her friends. One classy English professor. I love a woman who can reel off witty comments that make the men (and women alike) sit back and take notice.
5. Pam & Jerry North (from the Lockridge mystery series). Zany and madcap, Pam & Jerry know all the spots for shopping and dining in NYC. Good friends to have in the Big Apple.
6. Bunter from Dorothy L Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. A friend mentioned Lord Peter himself, but I wouldn't want Peter as just a friend....I'd be wanting to get Harriet out of the way and have him for myself. But Bunter is the perfect friend--loyal under fire, ready to charm any ladies who might have answers you need, able to produce toasted crumpets at a moment's notice.
7. Pooh & Piglet from the Winnie the Pooh stories. I'll take a bear with very little brain and timid piglet over a lot people any day.
8. Betsy & Tacy from the stories by Maud Hart Lovelace. Great girls and great friends.
That's it...but if you count the ones I've coupled together I've got more than ten.