Friday 10 June 2011

Follow Friday: Top Five Characters I'd Switch Places With

Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee's View. This week the question is: "The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says, 'You and your favourite character (from a book of course) can switch places!' Who are you going to switch with?"

So because I was thinking of doing a top five along these lines (not to mention the fact that I’m chronically indecisive), I've decided to turn this into my top five for the week! That’s not cheating, is it?  Anyhoo, here’s who I’d switch with…

1. Diana Barry from the Anne of Green Gables series.
My initial thought was to switch with Anne and get myself some Gilbert action, but then I realised that this would mean I wouldn’t get to actually meet Anne. I love her so much that I’d rather be best friends with her than in a relationship with Gilbert – just like Diana! Plus Anne and Gil belong together - I wouldn’t want to get in their way. 

2. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.  I know, I know, Elizabeth and Darcy belong together, too, but screw it – I want a piece of Darcy for myself! Plus being mistress of Pemberley wouldn’t be disagreeable.
3. Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride. She won Westley’s love and the affection of Fezzik and Inigo, but she’s the dumbest dumb dumb ever. I’d totally kick more butt than her, and keep Westley, Fezzik and Inigo, too, thankyouverymuch.
4. Peter Pan from Peter Pan.  I was going to say Wendy, but I think I’d rather stay in Neverland. I never want to grow up.
5. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.  It would be awesome to be magical. And attend a school like Hogwarts. Not so much the whole, y’know, fight to the almost-death with a Dark Lord and his Deatheaters, but I guess you gotta take the good with the bad.

Who would you switch places with?


  1. Everybody seems to be picking Hermione and Elizabeth Bennet today!
    I like the idea of being Peter Pan :)

    Here's my follow friday!

  2. I guess they're pretty awesome characters! :)

  3. Hi,

    Hopping by for the follow friday.

    I love your choises!!!
    Wishing you a wonderfull weekend!

    Kyanara from the Life of a BookAholic

  4. Hey Belle! Love your blog. The follow feature seems to be down on blogger again so I can't follow right now. I love your blog though!

    Belle (BookBelle)

  5. Great choices. Those are all wonderful books and characters.
    I do think that I would prefer to be Anne rather than Diana.
    Have a good weekend.

  6. I sure am seeing a lot of Elizabeth and Hermione today. Guess it's because they're lovable characters.

    My #ff:

  7. Great picks- I picked Elizabeth Bennett too. I loved the Anne of Green Gables books. I am a new follower.

  8. @Sharon & Kyanara - thanks, hope you have a great weekend, too!

    @BookBelle - HI! Thanks for the lovely comment - blogger is being SUCH a pain today! Hope you come back and visit again, I'm definitely going to check out your blog, especially coz you have such an awesome name ;)

    @Lauren - Thankyou, yes, Anne is one of my fave characters ever!

    @Jez - I haven't seen too many Elizabeths but there's definitely a plethora of Hermiones ;)

    @Anne - Yay for Lizzie! Thanks for the follow :)

  9. Hi Belle! Thanks for stopping by my blog. =)Seems like Blogger won't let me follow anyone this morning. When it decides to play nice, I'd love to follow you.

    Love your choices. Have you seen the movie Lost in Austen? I think you'd love it. A girl from the 20th century somehow ends up trading places with Elizabeth Bennet. Helloooo Darcy!

  10. New follower! These are all great answers! If I had to choose from one of those I would chose Elizabeth Bennett! Such a beautiful time period and a great place to visit! Happy hopping :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  11. New follower from Follow Friday. Awesome answers! And I love your blog. It's so cute.

    Catiebug @ Escape to Wonderland

  12. Thanks so much for becoming a follower of my site through the hop. I'm now following you back and like your choices.

    The Scarf Princess

  13. Hello! New follower ^_^ I totally LOVE Anne Of Green Gables. My best friend in school and I used to act out scenes taking turns being Anne and Diana.

    Here's my Follow Friday.

  14. Amazing choices! I totally love your post, it's VERY thought out!! I love that most of your choices is based on older literature too! I'm a new follower, here's my FF post:

  15. Totally agree with your choices here! Especially Peter as opposed to wendy. Yay for Neverland! New Follower!

    Here’s my FF!

  16. Hopping through. I want to be Anne so I can marry Gil, but I see what you mean about meeting Anne.
    My Hop

  17. @Amy - Thanks so much! :)

    @Kati - Thanks! I have seen Lost in Austen, I love it! It's like my fantasy lol.

    @Crystal - Thanks for stopping by and following!

    @Catiebug - Thanks for the follow and lovely comment. :)

    @Joder - Thanks for stopping by, I really like your site!

    @Jessica - That's awesome, not gonna lie, I used to float around the pool pretending to be the "Lady of Shallot" thanks to Anne ;) Thanks for the follow

    @Cary - Thankyou! I just couldn't decide on one person lol.

    @Celesta - Thanks! Yes Peter has much more fun ;)

  18. Oh, good point about Diana! I never thought of it that way. I went with Hermoine, too, because it would be so fun to spend my day experimenting with magic and hanging out with people like Harry Potter, Ron and Hagrid.

    Glad to ahve found you via FF. New Follower!

  19. Hi Susan! Thanks for visiting and following. Yeah it would be pretty awesome to be Hermione :)

  20. I agree with your picks of Peter Pan and Hermione! My pick would be Elena from Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Not only is she the only female werewolf but she's also married to Clay. Yum! I'm your newest follower, happy weekend!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)
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  21. Hi Carmel, thanks for following! I haven't read that series, I'll have to check it out :)

  22. I didn't think about it, but Hermione is a great choice! The downfall for me would be her endless vigor and exhausting intelligence. I would be tired all. the. time. Great choices. Thanks for the visit! Old follower :)

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  25. Hey Belle...started following your blog couple of weeks backs and have to say, I enjoy reading your blog. Keep it going.
    I would love to switch places with Jo in Little Women...I know its not a magical book, but anyone who has read the book in their teens, know it has a magic of its own! :)

  26. Thanks Shilpa! Yeah Little Women is pretty great, I'd totally switch places with Jo - and marry Laurie ;)