Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want to Trade Places With

Top Ten Tuesday

A weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish :)

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is about the characters – for whatever reason – that you would never ever in a million years trade places with. Monica and I decided to spilt this one up this week, and we each chose 5 characters we would never trade places with! So, in no particular order…

Monica’s Choices!
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  1. Harry Potter (Harry Potter Series): I mean, as cool as it would be to realize you were “the chosen one” and all that, would you REALLY want to be? I mean sure it’d be fun being someone like Ron or Neville who helped out and got credit for being awesome but being Harry himself? No thanks, that would mean taking on even more responsibility than I already have PLUS you’d have to deal with the pressure of having to kill one of the most powerful, dangerous and scary people in the world.
  2. Bella Swan (Twilight Series): Honestly, maybe I just didn’t like her that much in general, but as gorgeous as Rob Pattinson is, would you really want someone around who basically stalked you and was addicted to your blood? Added to that you have a younger werewolf with some serious angst also pining for you.  Sorry, I know both of them are incredibly attractive but I’d probably get annoyed with them for a) stalking me and b) obnoxiously warning me about another guy.
  3. Gemma Doyle (Great and Terrible Beauty): First off, her family life is just going downhill (that’s all I’m saying, no spoilers from me!) and she gets shipped off to a boarding school.  She may be able to transport to other realms but what if you get stuck there? What if your friends get stuck there and blame you? I’d rather stay with two feet in the real world and just live in London.
  4. Simon (City of Bones Series): Again, it’s really hard to say why I wouldn’t trade places with him without giving away anything to people who haven’t read it, but it’s pretty obvious he’s in love with his best friend. And she doesn’t reciprocate, which frankly, sucks.  That alone would make me not want to trade places with him, though I’d probably hang out with him.
  5. Nick Carroway (The Great Gatsby): At first you’d want to trade places with him then you realize that being him would actually be the worst.  His cousin Daisy, and his ‘friend’ who he just met use him as a go between to get together and then Daisy’s husband also reveals that he’s cheating to Nick.  The guy keeps so many secrets and has to play it cool, something I definitely couldn’t and wouldn’t want to do.

Natalie’s Choices
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  1. Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games Trilogy): Okay okay, I know she’s a kickass heroine and all that great stuff, but personally? I wouldn’t be able to handle all of that pressure! She’s started a revolution that she didn’t even mean to start, she’s got two very gorgeous boys pining after her but can’t bring her self to choose which one she wants to be with, and OH YEAH! She gets plucked out of her life into an arena to fight TO THE DEATH not once, but twice! Mmhmmm, I think I’m good where I am right now thank you very much.
  2. Georgina Nicolson (Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging): Basically, this girl is hilarious. Unfortunately, her hilarity does not make up for how super awkward her life is! I wouldn’t be able to handle some/most of the things that happen to this girl. Nor do I look good in a beret!
  3. Juliette (Shatter Me): I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Juliette’s touch kills people. I would go insane if I had to grow up in the absence of human touch, and not being able to hold and hug the people you love would be torture.
  4. Angie Chapman (Pretty Girl-13): Angie goes missing, shows up on her doorstep three years later, and can’t remember anything about the time she was gone, nor remember that she was actually missing. Aside from missing three years of my life from my memory, I wouldn’t really be a fan of getting kidnapped either. And I don’t want to give away any spoilers here, but as Angie’s memories begin to resurface, we learn that some pretty awful things happened to her when she was kidnapped. I would not ever want to experience what she did.
  5. Meggie (Inkheart): Meggie has the ability to enter the worlds of the books she reads, as well as read characters out of them by reading aloud from them. Sounds pretty great, right??! WRONG! She has no control over this power, and what if she was reading a really scary book or something?? I mean, this whole post evidences that there are some characters and worlds that we would never want to enter. So, although Meggie’s gift has it’s merits, it is also a curse. No thanks!

So tell me: What characters would you never trade places with? Why? Are there any people that you would LOVE to trade places with?? WE WANT TO KNOW!


Friday Flashback: May 24, 2013 – May 30, 2013

friday flashback

Friday Flashback is a post where I essentially just re-hash the events of my week, bookish and otherwise. I hope you enjoy!

what i read

This week I read two books by Katie McGarry. I started off with Pushing the Limits, which was fantastic! I loved reading about Echo and Noah and their story. After that I read Dare You To, which I liked even more than Pushing the Limits! I should have my review up tomorrow for that one. (If not, I’m really sorry! I’m going to my friend’s cottage today and so as I write this I should be packing, but I’m trying to schedule blog posts for while I’m away!)

As for books I got this week, I have quite the haul. Also, I just realized this week that there is a Meme out there called In My Mailbox, and I feel SO BAD for posting a similar thing here without crediting them, so from now on, credit for this goes to The Story Siren!

book haul may 23-30

I bought all of these books from a thrift store, and all of them together only cost me 20$!!!

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jennifer Han
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jennifer Han
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Evermore by Alyson Noel

what i did

Last Friday I went to Yogurty’s (an amazing serve yourself yogurt shop) with my friend Sondra! We had some yummy frozen yogurt (that I forgot to take a picture of…)

Saturday I hung out with my friends Isabelle and Lara, and we made some DIY high-waisted shorts! In the picture, the bottom two pairs are ones I made last summer, and the top two are the ones I made this summer! (the colouring looks a little off on the pink pair. They start out purple and fade to a not quite as bright pink in reality :P)

diy shorts

The rest of the week I worked – A LOT! But on Wednesday I attended a “Bookish Party” hosted by Cassie and Judith on Twitter. Check out the hashtag #bookishparty if you want to see the all the craziness that was the party! During the party, I was also in a google hangout with my bookish friends AmberDebby, Cassie, and Judith! It was a lot of fun getting to hear everyone’s different accents, and talking BOOKS!
what i heard

This week, I found out that Lennon and Maisy (who are the daughters of the Country Duo The Stellas) sang a cover of Ho Hey by the Lumineers on Nashville! Needless to say, I fell in love with it, and it is LITERALLY the only song I was listening to this week.

what i liked

Alexa’s review of Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.

Betty’s post regarding her planking competition with her husband (Betty was the CLEAR WINNER!)

I also really loved Betty’s review of The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines.

Judith’s Top Ten Tuesday post this week was HILARIOUS! check it out.

Magan and Estelle posted another Nailed It! A feature I adore.

Jamie’s important post about BEA! ;)

I also found a website called, so if you’re looking for a way to kill some time, click on that!

what i posted

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Summer Lovin’ Read-a-thon

Top Ten Books I Want to Re-read

Waiting on Wednesday: When You Where Here by Daisy Whitney

Review: The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

So tell me, did you do anything exciting this week? What did you read? What did you listen to? Anything on the internet this week that I should check out??? I’m all ears :)