Thursday, January 31, 2008


Booking Through Thursday

This week’s question is suggested by (blogless) JMutford:

Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too unbelievable and annoying. What are some of the more outrageous characters you’ve read, and how do you feel about them?

- Hmmm, I do read lot of books that has quirky and fun characters and some that has characters doing outrageous things. But lot of time even outrageous characters don't bother me and I can still enjoy them. However last year, I've read the 3rd book of the Anonymous Thrillseekers "American Diva" by Julia London and the main heroine was too much for me that she had became unlikable for me. I just couldn't stand her. But than her role that she play is example of exactly how some real life celebrity have became after famous. So her character was well written. But "American Diva" was the weakest out of the first two of the Trilogy, IMO. I did managed to finish reading the book and when it end, I was just only glad it over :)

I love reading Julia London books and have read all the Anonymous Thrillseekers Trilogy and all the Lear Family Trilogy. I love the two Trilogies. I think that Julia London is enjoyable and worth to read. I'm slowly collection her older, classic books too. But I'm getting there :)

Than there is a heroine's family in "Good Girls Do" by Cathie Linz that I thought was quirky too. Everything they do are just crazy lol. Than there is Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. They're all quirky to me but very fun! I love this series.

What about you? What are some of the more outrageous characters you’ve read, and how do you feel about them?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


Melody said...

Like you, I will not let annoying or outrageous characters get in my reading pleasure. The reason is simple, because they are all fictional and they are meant to entertain.

I'm glad you enjoyed Julia London's books. I noticed both of you shared the same first name. ;P

Julia said...

Melody - sharing the same name wasn't the reason why I chosen to read her LOL...and I agree with what you said :)

Melody said...

Julia, you should know better that I don't meant it that way. :P

Julia said...

Melody - LOL yes I know you didn't meant it that way...just teasing as always ;) :)

Melody said...

Aha! I just knew it, LOL.

gautami tripathy said...

I never read those books!


Anyway, I do not mind reading about outrageous characters..

I went down memory lane for my response!

Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia, I'll be laying off BTT for a while... my brain's a little over worked at the moment. LOL. Need... to... work... on... assignments...

Chris said...

I haven't heard of those ones but good answer!

heather (errantdreams) said...

I rarely find that quirky=annoying. Instead it's just annoying that equals annoying. ;)

Anonymous said...

You're the second person who's mentioned the Plum series -- it sounds like lots of fun! :)

Thank you so much for your kind welcome to BTT -- it's going to be fun! Have a wonderful Thursday. :)

Julia said...

Melody - LOL, you know me by now hehe

Gautami - I hope someday you give these books a try :) I'm sure there lot more quirky characters I like, but just couldn't get my brain to remember hehe

Alice - You will be missed. I hope that once you're done with your work assignment, than you can come out and play. Remember, don't over do it :)

Chris - You should give these authors a try. It might be fun :)

Heather - Oh I agree, when it get too much annoying the books will not go well for me hehe.

Thomma Lyn - Welcome to your first BTTs! You should give Plum series a try. They're lot of fun and lot of quirky.

I hope everyone have a good Thursday!

Alix said...

I've just discovered the Stephanie Plum series and agree they are full of brilliant quirky characters.
I've never read Julia London I'll have to look her up

pussreboots said...

I've listed four of my favorite quirky characters on my blog. Happy TT.

Literary Feline said...

I really enjoy reading about eccentric characters, some are more quirky than others, but each one stands out.

Rhinoa said...

I don't know any of those characters! I do really like eccentric charcters in books for the most part.

Julia said...

Alix - yes please give Julia London book a try :)

Pussboots - thanks for stopping by.

Literary Feline - It depend to me how the quirky are done for me to enjoy it :)

Rhinoa - Try Janet Evanovich, I betcha you like it :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone!