This is a rendition of thebrokeandthebookish.com’s Top Ten Tuesday. I found thinking of favorite bookworms surprisingly difficult! If this were cinema it would be another story, but in books it was surprisingly hard to think of someone I’d really term a “bookworm.” This is what I came up with:
1. Alexia Tarabotti from “The Parasol Protectorate” series by Gail Carriger
(Review of the first one here: https://wheresmytower.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/soulless-the-parasol-protectorate-series-1/)
Alexia loves reading and education and she hides out in libraries. Ergo, I am confident we can call her a bookworm, although honestly we hardly ever see her read.
2. Tonino Montana of “The Chrestomanci Chronicles” series by Diana Wynne Jones (Specifically, “The Magicians of Caprona”)
Now, here is a real bookworm!
3. Will Stanton of “The Dark is Rising” series by Susan Cooper
Will, as an Old One, is very attuned to the power of books. I think of him as a bookworm, though again, I’m not sure how much he actually reads…
4. Mr. Tumnus of “Narnia” by C.S. Lewis
His home was filled with books. So, there.
5. Sophie from “The School for Good and Evil” by Soman Chainani
Sophie loves all of the stories, she knows every tale, every stereotype, and every last word about blemishes. I’m going to say that counts even though she doesn’t actually read books, even to study. (Yes, I know Agatha does, but she never seems to enjoy it for itself, does she? It’s always for a useful reason. This is the same reason I couldn’t include Kami Glass of the Lynburn Legacy series.)
6. A-Through-L or Ell of “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherine Valente
This Wyverary loves books like none other. After all, his father is a library, so how else to show family feeling?
7. Professor Percy of “The Custard Protocol Series” by Gail Carriger
This man gets lost in his books, thrives on his books, and marvelously moves the plot forward with books, all while still having quite a presence.
8. Charles Wallace of “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle
The intuitive genius loves his books.
9. Mr. Bennett of “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
Ah, the denizen of the library.
10. Death of “Bitterblue” by Kristin Cashore
(Review here: https://wheresmytower.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/bitterblue/)
This royal librarian has both bite and brains.
Who are your favorite bookworms? Also, who would you rather discuss books with? Read alongside? Whose taste in books would you most share? From my list I would say Alexia Tarabotti, Mr. Bennett, and Tonino Montana.