by Ellen at The Happy Wonderer

1. Three characters you wish were real so you could meet them.

  1. Maa Ramotswe – warm, wise and witty.
  2. Winnie the Pooh – he makes me laugh!
  3. Frodo – and Sam, Merry and Pippin – you can’t have one without the others – I’d like to sit in a pub and have a pint with them – even though I don’t like beer. I want to hear the stories and the songs and laugh together ‘til the wee hours of the morning.

2. Three characters you would like to be.

One of my all time beloved book characters – Lucy Penvensie. Who wouldn’t want to step inside a wardrobe to a magical world, dance with nyads, have tea with fauns and beavers, ride on Aslan’s back and be crowned “Her Majesty, Queen Lucy the Valiant”, grow up and then become a little girl again, ready for more adventures??


Heidi – I’ve always wanted to run barefoot in the Alpine meadows, eat bread and cheese and yes – even drinking goat milk seemed desirable when I was a little girl. Having tasted the real thing, I will stick to the cheese.

little white horse

Maria Merryweather in the The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. It won the Carnegie Medal for children’s literature in 1947.  One of my favourite books – highly recommended. The movie is coming out this year. I hope it’s worthy of the book but I have my doubts …

Three characters who scare you.

  1. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in A Christmas Carol by Dickens – the “silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe”  makes me shiver.
  2. Uriah Heep in David Copperfield by Dickens  – so creepy he makes my skin crawl.
  3. The terrifying Cossacks in With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz. I had to skip over some of the brutal and barbaric bits but this trilogy is a family favourite!

That was fun! Thanks Ellen!


3 book loving friends

MissM – have you done this yet?? How about you Tonia? And Diane at Circle of Quiet – only if you’d like – I’d really like to know what characters you’d chose.

And anyone else who’d like to play along – let me know!

12 thoughts on “~ Tagged ~

  1. tonia says:

    Better late than never, right? 🙂 Mine’s up.


  2. I was going to ask you Jeanne but was thinking that you were too busy packing!! I’d love to read your answers.


  3. I’ve read 7 or 8 Goudge books and loved them, but not The Little White Horse! Thanks for the recommendation! And Mma Ramotswe–I’d love to sit down to bush tea with her!This seems like fun–I might have to play along this week. I might even ask my kids to do it…Jeanne


  4. Lana G says:

    I agree with Ellen! If I catch her in time, maybe she can order one for me too and really save on shipping! Thanks for the update!


  5. Ellen B. says:

    thanks for the descriptions of the elizabeth goudge books…I’m off to the amazon site to order one.(If I order 2 I can probably get free shipping, hmmmm)


  6. I haven’t done it yet and would love to thanks! You chose many that I like, K, such as Heidi. I would have given anything to be Heidi and live on a mountain, have a little lamb, skip through the flowers and eat bread with chunks of cheese on it. AND the snow! I have some more though, mainly from my childhood but I’ll let you know those soon enough…Thanks for tagging me!


  7. eija says:

    Just to say hi…Last year we read the Narnia chronicles with my kids – and two days ago they were watching the old Heidi movie from TV 🙂 The Little white horse – haven’t heard of that, but the girls being soft (to put it mildly) on horses, I bet that would be a huge success!BTW, loved the story of your James finding the joys of reading 😀


  8. Jeannine says:

    I don’t know how I missed it, but I’ve never read The Little White Horse.I loved reading your answers. BTW, I was in Canada this winter but not in your area. I was at Niagara Falls twice, Toronto once, and in Calgary for a week. It was so much fun and I visited the Rockies, the Badlands, Lake Louise, Sulphur Mountain, and Banff.


  9. Ellen B. says:

    Ohh and another thing. I have ancestors that were cossacks, yikes!


  10. Ellen B. says:

    More books to put on my list…love it!


  11. Lana G says:

    I love this! My sister Ellen tagged me too and now I am having a great time reading everyone’s responses. The Little White Horse sounds like a good read! I will have to look for that one.


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