Talk to Me Tuesday #5

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Talk to Me Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by one of my favourite blog I Swim For Oceans where we will discuss anything (and everything) literary-related in an open forum of honesty.  If you are interesting in participating make sure to go I Swim For Oceans and link your post.

This week's discussion is:

Who are your all-time favourite male & female characters and why?

My favourite male character will be no surprise to those of you who regularly stop by my blog.  Of course it is Thomas Mackee from The Piper's Son and  Saving Francesca.

First off he is flawed and believable.  No super powers, he is just a normal guy, someone you could easily know.   He loves his family and friends even if his relationships with both have been rocky.   He is a character that has grown and change for the better in each book and has made me laugh and cry .  What I love the most is the complete HONESTY of Thomas Mackee's character.

Some other notable mentions are: Etienne St Clair from Anna and The French Kiss and Peeta from The Hunger Games.



Picking my favourite female character was a little tougher.  But after careful consideration it has to Katniss from The Hunger Games

So many reason why I love her - strong, loyal, smart, determined, fierce and so much heart.  She doesn't need anyone to save her, she is the kind of girl who saves herself and everyone else while she is at it.  And most of all Katniss is an INSPIRING character.  She makes you want to be a better person.

Some other notable mentions are: Carly from Raw Blue and DJ from The Dairy Queen.

I would love to hear who your favourite male and female characters are?  And don't forget to stop by Melissa blog, I Swim For Oceans.

15 comments:

Misha said...

I completely agree with Katniss - what a strong character!
My all time favourite characters are Margaret and John Thornton from North and South.

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

love this post, and yes yes yes yes yes to Tom and Katniss. Completely agree with you on those two fronts, and I just ordered Anna and i think im reading Raw Blue soon... so... high hopes ;) And cheers for DJ, i loove her character!

Nina said...

I have a lot of favourite characters. My favourites are Emma, Mr. Knightley, Carrie Pilby from the Carry Pilby book and also Gabriel from Crave. :)

Jenny said...

Okay seriously, I need to get my behind in gear and read some Marchetta, I want to meet Thomas! And I adored Katniss, that series will always be a favorite of mine. Fabulous choices Nic:)

Small Review said...

I'm really looking forward to reading The Hunger Games. I think I'm going to like Katniss a lot.

Missie said...

"The guacamole was a mistake."

Mackee is always on my mind!

And Katnis, Peeta, and Carly are all incredible characters.

Gosh, it is hard to pick a favorite character. I really have to think about this.

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Katniss being inspiring is exactly how I think of her!

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

I am so sorry to say that I don't know either of the characters you call your favorites. Of course I've heard of Katniss, but I haven't gotten into the Hunger Games yet. But I do think in time, that I will be reading them. I don't feel like I can be a real blogger without reading them! There are just some series you have to read!

Heather

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Oh! Tom is such an awesome character! Very worthy of the title of favorite!! :D Great pick.

Tina said...

Yesss...Katniss is awesome! She would be someone Id want with me in a fight..or zombie take over...or something like that! :P

Anna said...

i'm wasn't a big fan of thomas mackee in saving francesca, but i think he'd be better in his own book. i'm looking forward to reading it. :)

bookdout said...

I didn't realise Tom had his own book - adding it to my TBR pile - thanks!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Alexa said...

ooh such great picks. I adore Tom and Katniss is wonderful.

I have so many but definitely Francesca from Saving Francesca, Lyra and Will from His Dark Materials and Hermione from Harry P and Amy from Secret Society Girls - so many greta characters out there.

A Canadian Girl said...

I still haven't read The Hunger Games nor have I read Marchetta's books though I've heard awesome things about them. Must find some time to read all these amazing books!

Anonymous said...

I really LOVE Peeta!!! If I had a bf I would want him to be exactly like Peeta!!! I also agree with the choice of Katniss!

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