The rules are simple. Link back to the person who tagged you, list your top ten favorite characters (from books, in this case), and tag 10 people! Or don't, because tagging is hard. ^.^
On to the list! I only did seven, because this one was MUCH harder to do than the tv one. X) Once again, these are in no particular order.
Of course! I love the original Holmes stories. He's probably my favorite fictional character ever, whether in screen or book form. Here's my little Sherlock-Holmes-type collection:
Top tier, left to right: a Holmes-themed hidden object game, seasons 1&2 of Elementary, the two RDJ movies, seasons 1-3 of BBC's Sherlock, the complete collection of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Bottom tier, left to right; The Hound of the Baskervilles/The Sign of Four, A Study in Sherlock (not canon), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the Return of Sherlock Holmes, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sunny gave me a better copy of this once, BUT DO YOU THINK I CAN FIND IT?? No.)
Not pictured; a game called Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishment that we downloaded from the PlayStation Store that was actually REALLY good, and a couple of really old (and not by Doyle) books that haven't been touched for many years and are covered in dust.
edit: OMG I JUST REALIZED!! MY CAT'S NAME IS SHERLOCK!! I DIDN'T EVEN PUT HIM IN THE PICTURE ON PURPOSE, HE JUST KNEW!! HAHAHAHAHA
ANYWAY! Yeah. Sherlock. Love him. XD
He's in the back, there. Only picture of him that there is, but oh well. ;) I just love this book, and Merrick is like the best part of it. He's so cool! A reformed pirate trying to live for God, now with a commission from the governor to fight enemy ships, who finds a lady stranded on an island and must protect her from his crew? What's not to love? Plus, he's ripped *COUGH* I mean.....intelligent. Yes, both of those. XD
From The Door Within trilogy.
This picture is pretty close to what I imagine when I read these books. A sword though, not a mace.
Although older, the Captain is by no means slower or weaker than the soldiers he trains, and he takes no crap from anyone, either. He also has the BEST, most ridiculous insulting terms to call his underlings. Let me give you an example or two:
"ON YOUR FEET! You beslobbering, beef-witted barnacles!"
"Thou errant, earth-vexing mumbler!"
"Thou weepy sack of wraith-clottle!"
And so on. The Captain always seems to be yelling, but he's got a big heart full of compassion to go along with his selfless bravery and shrewd intelligence. He's definitely worthy of his position.
I used to LOVE these books when I was younger. I still do love them, though I haven't read them in a long time. Abby is the main character of this series, and man do you root for her. She's sweet, spirited, smart, and....slow. Literally. Her legs just can't get up to speed, and she tires very fast. Not because she's out of shape, but because....that's just the way she's built!
Which makes the stakes of these books all the higher, because she is constantly needing to run away from people. Kidnappers, murderers, pirates, enraged tribesmen, DRAGONS (no, these are not fantasy books). She's got to use her wits to outsmart people, rather than outrunning them.
Oh, and you know how not a lot of books today have actual functional families? These books have that, and it's awesome. They're a really fun read, every time. ^.^
I really like the Peculiar Children books. They're so interesting, and so well done! In a house full of "peculiar children," Millard is probably my fave. He's got sass and snark, and he's pretty darn smart, also. He's almost always naked, but what's the use of being invisible if your clothes give you away?
Gotta go with a classic! For being a woman with a mind and will of her own in a time when an advantageous marriage was all a woman was expected to strive for, Elizabeth Bennet wins the Awesome Award. Yes, she still got married, and to a very wealthy man (spoilers lol) but because there was mutual love, not because one of them wanted the other.
The audacious, snoopy hero (you know what? girls can be heroes. I hate the word "heroine." Because you know what that is? A REALLY BAD DRUG.) of oh so many stories over the years. AND LOOK AT ALL MY NANCY DREW GAMES YAY!
I'm slowly, slowwwly working on collecting (or at least playing) all of them. ^.^
Oh, and here's all our Nancy Drew books, too. XD
There's some Hardy Boys there, too. X)
Whew! I kept forgetting about this tag, and then having a mini heart attack when I remembered, like, "OH NO I FORGOT THE TAG!" So, here it is, Emily! :D Sorry there's only 7. X)
As for tagging, anyone who wants to ramble about their favorite characters is certainly welcome to do this! It's free to all! *throws the tag into the wind like confetti and watches you sputter as it hits your face*