FEB Day 11 : Three Favorite Book Characters


Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy

I adore Lizzy and Mr. Darcy. They are for me the perfect couple despite each other’s faults. It might seem that they won’t end up together but they did and I was pleased. True love does find a way to bring two hearts meant for  each other.

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Elizabeth Bennet, one of the two central characters in Pride and Prejudice is regarded as one of Jane Austen’s “most admirable and endearing heroines” and I could not agree more.  I adored her character for the simple fact that she’s a woman with a mind of her own. I liked her character because of how I find her relatable plus I love that she’s a well-read person who is full of wit and intelligence.

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Mr. Darcy, on the other hand, is the other half of Pride and Prejudice’s central character. He is the epitome of a “aloof, romantic hero”, which made him my Ideal Man for years. I was really rooting for him to end up with Elizabeth and was really happy when they did. I had so much feels every time these two characters appear in every chapter. Anyways, they certainly both are on top of my favorites list.

Hermione Granger

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Hermione is one of the protagonist of the Harry Potter books. Like Elizabeth Bennet, she too loves to read. Already, I’m giving her 100 points just for that reason. Her extensive knowledge of different subjects has helped her, Harry and Ron in getting out of sticky situations. Her logical mind and upright behaviour, may have annoyed some characters in the books, but she’s a perfect know-it-all and I love her for it.

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FEB Day 10 : Your Favorite Book


The hardest question I’ve had so far.

I don’t have a favorite book. I love too many books for me to pick just one. I could name a few books that inspired me, books that made me laugh, books that intrigued me, but I’ve yet to find that one book to rule them all (Lord of the Rings anyone? Heh!). So I’m sorry, but I cannot answer this question. Instead, I am going to recommend some books I’ve read that holds a certain meaning for me – made me laugh, made me cry, made me think etc.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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I love this book because of its deep message about following our own dreams and listening to our hearts. I’ve read this one in college and I’ve never forgotten its message. I would love to give an in-depth explanation of the story, but that won’t be fun. I really recommend that you all read it. One of my favorite books from Paulo Coelho.

Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling

Come on! Who could ever forget the Boy who Lived? These are the most magical books I’ve ever read. Everything about it – the plot, the characters, the covers – is perfection. Though the central theme of the story is death (according to J.K.Rowling), it still talks of loyalty, friendship and of course, LOVE which is said to be the most powerful magic there is. I just love these books to pieces! Or maybe I’m just biased because I’m such a Potter Fan! ❤

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Honestly, I’ve only read a few classical books, and one of them was Pride and Prejudice. It was also the first classical book I’ve ever read. I think I was 15 when saw this book in our school library and just thought I’d give it a try. It was a spur of the moment decision and I was glad I did because I really fell in love with the story. It certainly introduced me to my first ever book character crush one of the most arrogantly dreamy characters there is – Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

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At one point in my life, I’ve become OBSESSED with this book! You have no idea how much. After reading this book, I’ve done research for every god and goddess there is. This book talks of Greek mythology, but I’ve extended my obsession to the Roman, Egyptian, and Norse mythology. I’ve become a total nerd for ancient mythology. They have such amazing stories and explanations to everything, like why the Sunflower follows the sun, and why there’s winter and spring. So many fascinating stories. Might be why I also like reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Anyway, the sun god, Apollo, is my all-time favorite god. He’s both Greek and Roman. ❤

Master of the Game by Sydney Sheldon

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I don’t read thick novels in high school because of the simple fact that I feel I won’t be able to finish them. Plus, like I’ve mentioned before, I only read Sweet Valley High which are light reads. So imagine how out of nowhere I’m suddenly reading a Sydney Sheldon novel at 14 years of age. And I am so grateful I did, because this is the first book that made me start reading thick novels. It’s basically the story spanning four generations of lives in the MacGregor/Blackwell family.

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

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Dan Brown became such a controversial author after releasing his novel The Da Vinci Code. However, I think he’s a great author because I happen to have read all his released novels and enjoyed most of them – The Lost Symbol One was not as good as the others. Anyway, my favorite was his first novel, Angels and Demons, where the story focuses on the secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati. It’s a suspenseful novel that kept me wide awake all night. One of those books that you just can’t put down until you get to the end.

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Oooookkkaaaayyy!!!! I’m stopping right here and right now before this post becomes a novel. And those are just a few of the many, many books that I love.

DAY 25: If You Could Meet or Have One Fictional Character to Fall in Love with You, Who Would it Be?


I have fallen in love with a good number of fictional characters sans fictional characters from movies, television, cartoons ever since I started reading, but for some reason, this question left me thinking of only one… Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Mr. Darcy) in Pride and Prejudice.

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Described to be handsome, tall and intelligent — these are qualities I don’t always find in the men I meet. In real life, men are either handsome, tall or intelligent. Rarely do you see all qualities in one man. Rarely! And I don’t even mind nor care that Mr. Darcy was kind of aloof or a snob. I think he’s a deep kind of person who cares not for all the BS of his time. He’s just not showy in his affections, but I believe he loves deeply and is kind despite his strict demeanor. Plus, he says the right words when it’s needed. 😀

Moreover, I guess one reason why I also chose Mr. Darcy amongst all fictional characters is because when I was reading Pride and Prejudice, I’ve imagined myself as Elizabeth Bennet. I can really relate to Ms. Bennet a lot as opposed to other fictional characters’ love interests. I think she’s perfect.

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” — Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice