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I Heart Reading

I definitely recommend this novel whether for yourself or as a gift, Resistance by Anita Shreve

Novel by Anita Shreve paired with cup of tea © Diane Schuller

Who are your favourite heroes (heroines) in fiction?

This is one of the questions posed by CBC in their version of Proust’s Questionnaire. One day I would love to play the questionnaire and respond to each question. In the meantime, here is my off-the-cuff response to this one question (that’s the idea of doing the questionnaire; the responses are meant to be what first comes to mind without having a lot of time to give it thought).

My favourite heroine is Penelope, the sixty-something protagonist in Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers. I found her spunky and honest in the way she examined her life and her connection with her adult children. There’s more but that’s what stands out in my mind. A very memorable woman.
I do have a second heroine — not sure why male characters are not immediately coming to mind — in Sue Monk Kidd’s delightful novel The Secret Life of Bees, I was absolutely smitten with the teenage Lily. Despite her situation, she had such a delightful and forward-moving attitude and she sometimes had me smiling so much that my cheeks were sore.

Quick, who are your favourite heroes (heroines) in fiction?

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The Garden Ms. S - December 8, 2010 - 12:20 am

Flavia de Luce in Alan Bradley’s series that starts with “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie”. The pluckiest 11 year-old ever – and very good at poisoning people, too! 🙂

don - December 8, 2010 - 11:34 am

I admire those who sail the seas alone. No other thoughts…raining and slush is the mode of the day.

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