Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had

Prime Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Lady in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a need to convey bookish buddies collectively. At present’s theme: Characters Whose Job I Want I Had.

Prime Ten Characters Whose Job I Want I Had

10)  John Rodríguez (aka “Management”) from Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Attain trilogy): A special me must have this job as a result of the shit occurring in Space X is simply too petrifying for present me to deal with. However it could be so fascinating! Despite the fact that I am a complete wimp, I really like bizarre conspiracy X-Recordsdata-y sort ambiance (in fiction, not actual life!) so I think about there is a fictional me that will take pleasure in (or “take pleasure in”) working at Southern Attain. All three of the books on this trilogy are beautiful, and REALLY bizarre, and really creepy, and value studying.

9) Millie from Mishell Baker’s Arcadia Undertaking trilogy): That is one other one the place I would not need to be Millie, however I would not thoughts a job on the Arcadia Undertaking, which is sort of an company that manages Earth / Faery Realm relationships and all that. Not that Baker’s fairy realm is all fluff and fancy; it is deliciously, terrifyingly darkish, and I might prefer to be somebody who might succeed there.

8) Kivrin from Connie Willis’ Doomsday E-book: On this e-book, lecturers do their analysis by way of time journey (the e-book is about within the twenty first century) however medievalists like Kivrin aren’t actually allowed to journey to that period due to the risks. Think about how fascinating it could be to do on-location analysis in numerous historic eras? (Clearly, a number of moral questions on tutorial ‘remark’ and judgment and all that, which I supposed I might be wrestling with if I have been a time-travelling tutorial?!). If you have not learn this glorious e-book, add it to your TBR as a result of it is also a pandemic thriller on prime of fascinating historic novel and sci fi assume piece.

7) Philippa from Rumer Godden’s In This Home of Brede: This e-book triggered me to analysis turning into a nun and for just a few weeks, I did some daydreaming about it. (Then I remembered all the issues I’ve with the Catholic Church and the methods I do not assume convent life does a lot for the world.) Demi Moore’s daughter is called for Godden, and this e-book launched my deep dive into Godden’s backlist (which actually varies from high quality to trash). However this e-book jogged my memory of how I typically dream of a monastic sort of life (hiya, Hildegard von Bingen…!).

6) Ginger from Mary Robinette Kowal’s Ghost Talkers: First, our heroine right here is an heiress, and I’ve to admit I am shocked I haven’t got extra heiresses on this record as I am assured I might make an uh-mah-zing woman of leisure. Second, this can be a historic fantasy wherein Spiritualism is actual and Ginger is a medium whose job it’s to debrief troopers killed on the entrance. It is a tender, terrifying job however one I am sort of obsessive about.

5) Nix from Heidi Heilig’s The Lady From In every single place: Extra time journey! On a ship, too, and with an enchanting crew (save for Nix’s horrible father). Heilig’s novel is beautiful and intense and fantastically imagined, and whereas I do not need Nix’s exact journey (just about all my responses listed here are couched in caveats, oops!), I would not thoughts having the ability to journey by means of time by means of historic maps…

4) Claudia from Penelope Vigorous’s Moon Tiger: Claudia is a struggle correspondent and newbie archaeologist, and people have been each just about my dream jobs once I was a child. Add to that the romance of a World Battle II romance and all that, and yeah, this hits all my Martha Gellhorn-fangirl desires.

3) Bathsheba Everdene from Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd: My spouse could be rolling her eyes so laborious proper now however no matter, she’s not the boss of me. In all actuality, being a farmer is basically, actually, actually laborious work so I’m being fairly treasured for together with this job on the record, however no matter, Hardy offered me on Bathsheba and her life (within the drama of all of it and what not). Bonus if I get to appear like Carey Mulligan as I accomplish that.

2) Pauline from Tessa Dare’s Any Duchess Will Do: I used to be telling my spouse how stunned I used to be that extra romance novel heroines weren’t showing on this record, and we simply imagined a half dozen I would not thoughts being. However Pauline actually rose to the highest for a wide range of causes, largely that she owns a bookshop, lives in Spindle Cove with some superb buddies, and has a fairly dreamy partner (horrible previous apart that we’ll handwave away). 

1) Patricia from Charlie Jane Anders’ All of the Birds within the Sky: God, this e-book wrecked me. It is the story of a witch and a scientist, as soon as childhood buddies, pitted towards one another as adults as they try to avoid wasting the world. , odd challenges. So flippin’ good. Patricia is the witch, and Anders’ world-building right here had me so determined to attend Patricia’s witch faculty. (It seems being a witch may be the factor I need to be probably the most, adopted by heiress…) However this is not a light-weight or comedic story about nature versus science, and it is that deep emotional core that has stored this e-book with me. Patricia’s capacity to work proper and improper in a simply and honest method is Targets.

Okay, so there are my 10 — any characters whose job you would like you had?


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