Top Ten Tuesday ★ 1

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
How it works:
I assign each Tuesday a topic and then post my top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join me and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information. You’ll find the schedule of upcoming TTT topics below so you can plan ahead. I’ll post a Linky here on the blog each week so you can link up your post (if you want). If you don’t have a blog, post your picks in the comment section below! Have tons of fun talking books and getting to know your fellow bloggers!
NOTE: If a weekly topic is listed as a “freebie”, you are invited to come up with your own topic. Sometimes I will give your topic a theme, such as “love”, a season, or an upcoming holiday. That just means that you can come up with any topic you want that fits under that umbrella.
 - Jana of The Artsy Reader Girl

Top Ten Characters I'd Like to Switch Places With

This week's topic is Top Ten Characters I'd Like to Switch Places With and I'm jumping in with both feet. I've no idea how to go about it, so I'm just going to list Five to get the concept down this week. Pardon the rocky start!

1. Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osbourne
This is more of a sibling activity thing. I grew up reading these to my brother whilst I kept us hidden til our mum got home, then he learned how to read them on his own. But we never stopped wanting to be Jack and Annie as kids. We had a tree house, we just didn't have Morgan Le Fay to come magick us away. I still wouldn't mind a trip or two in a magic tree house to experience some amazing historical events and I guess I could take my brother along for the ride.

2. Hermione from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
While I'm all for Viktor Krum and his scrumptiousness, I put Hermione on this list for S.P.E.W. (the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) and how Hermione was totally robbed in the movies by, um, everybody. Hermione was a brilliant young woman in the books, she was an activist for everything, she could cast amazing magick that left opposition quaking in their robes - especially a certain illegal animagus reporter she kept in jar for a school term, and, say what you will about Rowling, Hermione is definitely what many of us women today were looking for in many a book. Also, Hermione was trying to make the magic world a better place by knitting hats. I am totally here for that.

3. Acorna from Acorna: The Unicorn Girl by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
Okay, yes, I'm naming the titular character, but guys. Acorna was an intergalactic unicorn humanoid alien who could use her horn to purify the polluted environment. I spent a good many days as a child playing pretend as Acorna going on different adventures to help save her people and the known universe. Such a hero complex for a 9-year-old.

4. Celaena from Throne of Glass by S.J. Maas
I've avoided all spoilers of the entire series so don't kill the suspense for me. I'm taking this series slowly. But my childhood career goals were split between President, Marine Biologist who lived on a boat all the time (my dogs would be toilet-trained, as I informed everyone who asked), World Renowned Art Thief, or Assassin for Hire. Celaena is pretty much what my 5-year-old self had in mind for goals, minus the whole prison work camp thing. I still wouldn't mind a career change if I could get rid of the whole moral dilemma I have if I jaywalk. 

5. Rikki Sitmore from Water Bound by Christine Feehan
If you've been reading my blog for a while, may the book gods smile on you, you'll know exactly how much I love Water Bound and Rikki. If I had the opportunity to switch places with Rikki, I'd do it in the blink of an eye. Just thinking about it makes me tear up a little bit. But in case y'all haven't read that review (I'm hurt), Rikki is an autistic sea urchin diver who lives in Christine Feehan's fictional seaside village, Sea Haven, with her sisters of the heart, on their communal farm. Rikki possesses a special affinity for water and has a telepathic link to Lev Parenskii. Sign me up!

That's it for my very first Top Ten Tuesday (which was only Top Five) and I hope it wasn't too horrible of an experience. I'll be skipping next week (the 12th) because the theme for it is 'Standalone Books That Need a Sequel' and I can't for the life of me think of more than one standalone that I've read in the past year. That Top Ten list would probably look pretty empty.
Anyways! Do y'all have special characters you'd love to switch places with? Did I name any of them? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, darling readers, have a happily ever after!

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