Monday, October 25, 2010

Who would you want to be?

by Jane

So October 31st is a date I can never forget because it is my father’s birthday. It’s also Halloween, though, and a time when we all, young and old, at least think about who or what we might want to dress up as. Last week I saw a list of the most sought after costumes for this coming Halloween and guess who was at the top? Lady Gaga, of course.

But that and these two blog entries that Lauren forwarded to me made me think about what literary character from a book—fiction or non-fiction—I would want to be if I were to don a costume this year.

It didn’t take long for me to choose Cleopatra. After all with Stacy Schiff’s upcoming book Cleopatra: A Life being touted everywhere and given the queen’s fabulous make-up and clothes, becoming her for a few hours would be great fun. The question would be whether my husband, Steve, would agree to be Mark Antony?

I wonder what literary characters our readers would like to be and why; so please join the Halloween fun and let me hear from you.


  1. Scarlett O'Hara, even though my waist is about 12" too wide.

  2. Sherlock Holmes. I'm a girl, so that's a peculiar choice, but I simply love the character and it would be incredibly awesome to try a day in his shoes (and brain). :-)

  3. I have always wanted to be the main Character from Sherwood Smith's Crown Duel. I'm way to tall, and not nearly as impulsive, but I love that character.

    As for a more well known character, maybe Sherlock Holmes, or Elizabeth Bennett.

  4. Einstein disguised as Robin Hood, for obvious reasons.

  5. Anybody from Jules Verne just because they always had the neatest toys - rocket ships, submarines, airships!

  6. Willy Wonka!!!!

  7. Karana from Island of the Blue Dolphins. Though people might confuse me for Lady Gaga in my seal skin jumper.


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