Sunday Poser # 21

Welcome to week 20 of Sunday Poser

My question this week concerns our friends who are avid book readers;

My favorite fictional hero/ heroine is……

As I may have mentioned before, I grew up reading historical fiction/ romance books from my grandfather’s collection. He was a fan of Barbara Cartland and Georgette Heyer. He had almost the full collection of Heyer and lots of books of Cartland. As a teenager, I started to idealize those gutsy heroines from Georgette Heyer’s books who went against the expected norms of regency England’s society and established their own way of behaving. They showed spunk and grit while dealing with the ultra-conservative society of their time.

Now our eastern society was very much like that of the fictional world Heyer created. I wanted to be like those ladies who turned up their noses at the conservative norms and lived their lives according to how they wanted. The leading character from the book, Grand Sophy, was my ideal.

So who, if any fictional character has influenced your lives?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Thanks for visiting and reading.



32 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 21

    1. Poirot is such a unique character. Not exactly lovable but surely admirable. As for Holmes, I wanted to have his deductive skills. 💖
      Thanks Suzette for sharing your thoughts

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  1. I remember devouring romance novels as a teenager, more for the exotic locales than for the romance itself. I didn’t have a particular favorite author and if I did I no longer remember. LOL

    These days I tend to read more non-fiction than fiction. I love human interest stories and stories that are inspirational and uplifting. Books are a wonderful escape from the present darkness, fear, and pessimism.

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    1. LOTR were I think the best adaptation of a fantasy genre into movie. But you’re right, the books were the best because it opens a door for our imagination. Thanks Angie for sharing your thoughts

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  2. Like Beth mentioned, I was introduced to Nancy Drew as well as the Hardy Boys by my grandmother who had the complete collections in her library. I remember in the summertime being in her house and immersing myself, first with her reading them to us, and when I could read, going back through them eagerly on my own. Nancy Drew and her mad skills at finding the bad guys always left such an impression on me. Maybe that’s where I got my sense of justice from? Great question, Sadje!

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  3. I was very young (under 13) when I read Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy. I wanted to be like Arcadia “Arkady” Darell, one of the main characters in his books. My interest in SciFi originated from that trilogy.

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  4. Hmmm. Interestingly enough, or maybe not so, I grew up during a time of a great explosion of movies geared toward younger audiences, with many diverse heroes, such as Luke Skywalker and Yoda, Rocky, and various others. As I aged, however, I developed a whole new set of heroes in my late teens and early twenties, such as the March Sisters, from Little Women. The identification I had as a youngster with good triumphing over evil, developed into an affinity for everyday people doing extraordinary things, working to change structural issues, such as systematic oppression, where they live. This second set stays with me today. A lovely prompt, Sadje. I hadn’t seen the connection between my first set of heroes and the second until now. Wonderful. ❤️

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    1. It is very interesting when we analyze our personalities with our reading choices. What we idealize in fiction, plays a role in how we develop as adults. Thanks Jeff for sharing your thoughts

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  5. Don’t know that any influenced me, except maybe Maya Angelou. The other one I don’t know her name… a book No Language But A Cry about a severely abused child who fights back to life was an inspiration I read in school. Good question Sadje.

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