Monday, April 10, 2017

Musing Monday 4/10/2017

The Musing Monday meme, hosted at The Purple Booker, asks us to choose one of the following bookish prompts to muse about:
▸ I’m currently reading…
▸ Up next I think I’ll read…
▸ I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
▸ I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
▸ I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
▸ I can’t wait to get a copy of…
▸ I wish I could read ___, but…
▸ I blogged about ____ this past week…
There's also usually an extra, random, question to answer. This week's:
What’s the coolest name you have ever seen in a book? Would you name your offspring after said fictional character?

That's a very intriguing question, but I guess my answer would depend on what is meant by "cool." And though I never had offspring, I always maintained that I'd never name a child after anyone in a book or movie or TV show or song or.... Well, you get it — I wouldn't want to saddle a child with the name of a "character."

But I do have a lengthy list of interesting character names from books (some I've read, some I haven't). Can't think of all of them right now (lucky you!), but here are a handful, in no particular order:
  • Rhett Butler, Scarlett O'Hara, and Bonnie Blue Butler - Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
  • Eustacia Vye - The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
  • Bathsheba Everdene - Far from the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
  • Hepzibah Pyncheon - The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
  • Heathcliff - Wuthering Heights, by Emily BrontΓ«
  • Hercule Poirot - mystery series, by Agatha Christie
  • Holly Golightly - Breakfast At Tiffany's, by Truman Capote
  • Huckleberry Finn - The Adventures of...., by Mark Twain
  • Humbert Humbert - Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Lorna Doone - Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore
  • Sherlock Holmes - mystery series, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sam Spade - The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
  • Sebastian Flyte - Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
  • Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and just about all the names in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Nero Wolfe - mystery series, by Rex Stout
  • Ellery Queen - mystery series, by Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee
... and I could go on and on. Maybe I'll do a blog post with the full list someday. Waiting on the edge of your seat, right?

OK, that's enough musing for now. Happy Monday, everyone! And please feel free to leave me a link to your own Monday musings. I love to see what all the other bookworms are chomping on!


  1. Some great selections there Especially Poirot and Sherlock imo!

    Here's my musing:


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