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2015/03/05
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These awesome characters that are also huge bookworms!

It’s nice to know when some of the characters I read have the same passion as I am. Especially if this character is a favorite of mine. It made them more appealing and interesting to me. One of those that instantly pique my interest is when a character is a bookworm too. I am a bookworm; it’s nice to know that these characters I love also have intense love for reading.

I was gathering characters I’ve read/watch and sadly, it was only few of them that I genuinely liked. Katy of the Lux series is a bookworm (a book blogger at that). But I don’t feel her as much as a reader as I think she’ll be. No offense, it’s just doesn’t feel like she is. Then my sister helped me with the list but all her recommendations are books I haven’t read yet. Then there are characters that I always see reading like Kakashi (from Naruto), Nico Robin (from One Piece) and Kuroko Tetsuya (from Kuroko no Basket). But I decided to narrow it down it top 3 characters that I think are awesome bookworms. And if you’re not a bookworm (random visitors I’m talking to you) maybe their words on why they read may help you start picking up those books! :winks:

  • Shatter Me (Book Series) by Tahereh Mafi

  • Character: Juliette Ferrars
  • Favorite Books: No specifically mentioned (as far as I know or IIRC) as Juliette loved to read anything as a form of escape.
“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
  • Juliette
    Juliette Ferrars – Shatter Me

  • Psycho-Pass (TV Anime Series) by Gen Urobuchi

  • Character: Shogo Makishima
  • Favorite Books: According to his wiki page (which reminds me I need to rewatch it and see him quote books again): he enjoys reading dystopian literature and Shakespeare and thorough knowledge of the Christian Bible.*
Books are not something that you just read words in. They’re also a tool to adjust your senses.
  • Juliette
    Shogo Makishima – Psycho-Pass

 

  • Tokyo Ghoul (Manga Series) by Sui Ishida

  • Character: Ken Kaneki (special mention goes to Rize & Tsukiyama)

 

And lastly my favorite bookworm of all is Tokyo Ghoul’s protagonist, Ken Kaneki (sequel, Haise Sasaki). And as a preface, if I haven’t recommend enough, Tokyo Ghoul is a serious treat for everyone who loves emotional torture inflicted on their selves (am I scaring you?). :] It’s pretty obvious to me that the author, Sui Ishida, is a big literature fan as he made several references of book in his manga, like Kafka’s A Crossbreed and The Metamorphosis, Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris and sometimes even mention actual book read by the characters like Scarlet Letters by C.S. Lewis.

Ken Kaneki said it himself in his prominent quote in the entire series:

I’m a college student who likes to read, like you could find anywhere…I’m not the protagonist of a novel or anything. But if, for argument’s sake, you were to write a story with me in the lead role…it would certainly be a tragedy.

He got this habit through his father and the reason why is:

When I followed the sentences in the books my father had been reading, it felt like I was having a conversation with my dead father. It was strangely calming.
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    Ken Kaneki- Tokyo Ghoul

And that’s it. That’s my top 3 favorite bookworm characters! How about you any favorite characters that are also a bookworm like you? Care to share it with me? :heart:

Images: Fullmetal Alchemist © Hiromu Arakawa, Square Enix; Shatter Me © Tahereh Mafi, Harper Collins; Psycho-Pass © Production IG, Tokyo Ghoul © Sui Ishida, Shueisha

 
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