• Thu, Oct 18 2012

What Your Favorite Childhood Literary Heroine Says About You

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I mean, J.K. Rowling‘s literary heroine is pretty obvious. She said:

“My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.”

Well, duh, J.K.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Mallory’s piece on The Hairpin, texts from Little Women.

I was out the other night with someone who very casually dropped their alias (people who give their real names at Starbucks must really love living life on the edge, I think) and I mentioned that I always use “Ellen Olenska.” I think the first “good” book I ever enjoyed on any level was The Age of Innocence. I liked the Countess Olenska because 1) she wore a black dress at her coming out ball 2) she had an affair with her male secretary 3) she got to be a countess and 4) she ended up mingling with artists and lived happily ever after. I did not love Newland Archer because he was a fucking moron.

These were not sentiments that I incorporated into papers I’ve since written about The Age of Innocence, but I still feel like they were pretty dead on.

That said, my earlier childhood heroine was almost certainly Eloise. Here. Let’s go through some options and figure out what they say about you. If I left some out that’s because I left out something between “five books” and “the vast majority of literature.”

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  • Candace

    My favorite heroine growing up was Mary from The Secret Garden. The explanation is simple though: I really enjoy gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

    • Porkchop

      Mary Lennox! I loved her too. Most girls in books were plucky or at least active, but Mary was sullen and judgmental, and she got to abuse her goldbricking cousin and run around talking to birds. She is the best, even though I hate gardening.

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Porkchop

      Yes! Anne with an e! I feel terrible about that. It’s true, you have to grow up and not get lost in your fantasies. However, speaking as a successful adult who sometimes feels like the tiny insect smashed across the windshield of the runaway locomotive that is my imagination, you can co-exist with your dreams. I felt like grown-up Anne was too perfect. Too much of a lady. The sort of person who would smile beatifically at a little girl who let her imagination run away with her, knowing that she could one day be successful if she becomes master over those fantasies. If I’m lucky enough to be old one day, I hope my imagination is still strong enough to push me around.

      Even though everything you said about grown up Anne is true, I was still disappointed after the 2nd book because what I was looking for was a grown woman who…I don’t know…brandished her imagination like a flaming sword.

    • Amy

      I know what you mean. But I guess I come at it from the perspective of the successful adult who often feels like I’ve missed out on a lot of enjoyment because I idealised things so much in my youth that when experiences or achievements didn’t live up to what I had imagined I felt disappointed or robbed. Imagination can be a gift and a curse. If you can get it to work for you and inspire you it’s great, if you’re constantly judging reality against the ‘dream’ if can just undermine you.
      That’s what I liked about the whole Gilbert thing. She had this idea of what her true love would be and because she was so determined that he’d be dark and inscrutable and all these other romantic ideals she nearly missed the guy who was perfect for her. In terms of preparing readers for adulthood I thought it had some good points, even if the grown-up Anne could have kept a little bit more of her fiesty, wild imagination!

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Amy

      How can you SAY THAT!!!! She will ALWAYS be a kindred spirit.
      It’s a story about growing up – if she stayed exactly the same the whole series it would have indicated she’d never learnt anything. Anne (with an e as she insisted) is so relatable to those of us who had that wild imagination as a child and had to learn to deal with the world we found instead of the one we dreamt of. It’s about how those wild imaginings of our youth can hurt us if we don’t let go of the idea of the dramatic storybook romance or the life of ballrooms and princes to realise true happiness is a far simpler and more beautiful thing. She never loses her personality or her convictions but she grows up and finds her way in the world, and it’s just lovely.
      And her and Gilbert both waited for each other at different times – him after the first proposal and her when he went off to medical school. Plus theirs was a meeting of the minds – he was a man who loved that she was intelligent, independant, opinionated and educated. Those books were written in the early 1900′s – cut to 2005 and fucking Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Why are we going backwards?

    • Lola

      Seriously, the fact you wrote “Ann” means you don’t really get Anne of Green Gables at all! And yes, Anne Shirley was way more progressive than Bella Swan and her ridiculous Victorian ways.
      As for the later books, LM Montgomery wrote them because the fans clamored for more, but she also was put under pressure from her publishers to write Anne as a more traditional woman. So blame the times. I always wished she had become a writer. (ironically LM Montgomery never married)
      Despite this, I will always love Anne Shirley!

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Porkchop

    I felt so betrayed by Ann Shirley. She was great at first because she was so imaginative and loved Diana even though Diana’s mind was a barren desert. But then she turned all establishment and came to mature realizations like: simple dresses are better than dramatic gowns. Boooooo…. And then she strung along Gilbert Blythe for like ten years and I was like “Guy, run! She’s not worth it!”

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

    • Nancy

      NO WAIT! Maybe Claudia or Dawn from Babysitter’s Club, or one of the Sweet Valley Twins (Elizabeth of course!)

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • Nancy

    I think mine was Daine from Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, but I loved Sister from Bernstein Bears and Hermione, too! I can’t remember others now :S I really want to read those Tamora Pierce novels again, for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/magda.nunez2 Magda Nunez

    oh em gee! I don’t pluck my eyebrows and claim to be some type of a “writer” and I have had male friends fall for me. Its like Jo and I are the same person!!! Or maybe just Wynona Ryder… because I also have a huge tendancy to steal things….

  • Ara

    …I do still take herbal supplements. ;)

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • Benita

    No “All of a Kind Family”? No “Little House on the Prairie”? This list is invalid.

  • MR

    A couple of of years ago, I asked a woman to help educate me more on Literature. You know me, I read mostly history, economic history and progressive economic theory. But in the end, she only wanted to absorb my interests and share none of hers. I always liked Jo March’s character in the re-make of ‘Little Women’. She was a pure bohemian woman. And yes, the emotional depth of each woman’s writing. Almost nothing pleases a man more. :)

  • Sabrina

    What does it say if you loved Streganona? That you really love pasta? Based on what I’ve been eating this week, I guess that’s right on the money.

    Also, I read every Nancy Drew ever and Agatha Christie novel when I was younger and have spent this week watching BBC mystery stories, particularly Poirot. I think this means that I have always been a nerd who likes to solve problems. Also, I like to spy on my neighbors.