Top Ten Tuesday #63 + Teaser Tuesday #24

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

This week's topic: Top 10 Characters I Would Want to Be for Halloween. Quite honestly, I have no idea. And I'm tired enough that if I weren't dedicated to this blog and my readers, I would just skip this Top 10. But I won't! I will persevere! So, watch as I muddle my way through this!

  1. Halt from Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan. Or, really, just any Ranger. It doesn't necessarily have to be Halt. I have the bow and the horse and the cloak - why not?
  2. Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I actually did dress up as Violet one year - not for Halloween; another event (can't remember what). And it was fun. Sadly, I don't think my Violet costume fits anymore. . . .
  3. Flavia Gemina from The Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence. Also dressed up as her on numerous occasions. Sewing a sky-blue tunic isn't hard.
  4. George from Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene. Forget dressing up as Nancy Drew; everyone does (or did) that! George was my favorite anyway. Tomboyish and practical. Nancy always kinda irritated me.
  5. Celaena Sardothean from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena may be my least favorite character in that series, but I have to admit that I would be really, really fun to dress up as her. The world-class assassin.
  6. Sage from The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen. So this is under the assumption that I could actually make myself look like a boy (it'd take a bit of work). The truth is I like dressing up as guy characters; they get to have all the fun! And Sage would be fun. Of course, no one would know who I was supposed to be. . . .
  7. Annabeth from Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan. Because she's the daughter of Athena, and awesome.
  8. Ella of Frell from Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Gotta throw a future princess in there somewhere, right? And I think we can all agree that Ella is awesome. Hey, be glad I didn't say Char (no, that would just be weird).
  9. Brenda from the Maze Runner Series by James Dashner. Something tells me that there's going to be a lot of Gladers running around this Halloween. So I'm going as original as I possibly can with this series: I bet no one is going as Brenda.
  10. Magnus from Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. Actually, a Watcher would be more fun, but Magnus might be my favorite in the series. And like I said, I'm blundering through this Top 10 topic, and he's the first that popped into my head.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

- Grab the book you're currently reading.
- Flip to a random page!
- Share 2 teaser sentences from that page!

Adam joined him. Although he had homework to do and Cabeswater to tend, it was difficult to feel hurried. The air in the barn was drowsy and timeless, and there was nothing disagreeable about rifling through the wonders and follies. Some of the things in the barn were machines that still ran by means mysterious. But others were things that Niall Lynch must have dreamt into life, because now they slept. They found sleeping birds among the clutter, and a sleeping cat, and an old-fashioned stuffed bear that must have been alive, too, because its chest rose and fell. With their creator dead, all of them were beyond waking - unless, like Ronan's mother, they were returned to Cabeswater. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (pg. 158-159)


  1. Lovely choices and I love the reasoning behind some of them!

    My TTT  - Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

    1. Thanks! :) Now I wish I just had time to make some of those costumes.

  2. I was beginning to wonder where your Teaser Tuesday was going... and then we got to the bit about the teddy bear breathing in it's sleep - you now have me intrigued :)

    1. THE RAVEN CYCLE series is a very, very intriguing series, and you should totally check it out.

  3. It seems everyone is reading this book. I really do need more time for reading so I can devour some of her books.
    What a fun idea to choose characters from books. I'll have to think about who I'd be. So many good ones.
    Here is my TT -

    1. THE RAVEN CYCLE is a great place to start with Maggie Stiefvater's books!

  4. Your Teaser sounds like a good story for readers who enjoy fantasy. I like the way the author described the sleeping creatures.
    My Tuesday post features THE BEARWALKER’S DAUGHTER.

    1. Maggie Stiefvater's writing style is terrific, Sandra, and this particular series can be enjoyed by any reader who likes a dash of mystery, intrigue, and the fantastic in their fiction.

  5. I'm seeing Celaena on pretty much every list and I agree. Dressing up as her would be so cool! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

    1. If I had time to sew her costume, I'd do it. Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

  6. Awesome costume choices! I was a ranger a few years ago, it was very fun :) Magnus would be fun too.

    1. I dressed up as a Ranger just for fun. It's probably the only and last time my sister's pony ever let her picture be taken.


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