Friday, January 3, 2014

Literary Spirit Animal for 2014

One of my favorite film bloggers did a post about Cinematic Spirit Guides (go check it out).

 The basic idea is that, instead of, (or in addition to), making resolutions in the new year, pick 3ish characters that you want to serve as inspiration in 2014.  Unsurprisingly, my 3 were all people that originated in books (books that were eventually turned into movies).

I thought what a great idea to turn on a literary edge so to speak!  So, dear readers, I am asking YOU, what fictional (or not fictional: biographies count to!) men or women do want to be more like in 2014?

Here are mine:

1. Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Because she's so entirely her own person, doesn't care what people think of her, and doesn't let anyone take advantage of her without consequences.

2. Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone  by Daniel Woodrell
Because she embraces her responsibilities, and Gets The Job Done in a very scary environment, even though she has no one to support her.

3. Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Because she's kind and friendly and sympathetic but still single-minded and determined.

I think if you get more than 3 or so it becomes unwieldy so I will leave it at those three women.  How about you?

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