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Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?)

A tough one! Until the series went to hell in a handbasket (in my personal opinion), I would have easily said Anita Blake. She was my absolute favorite until she got all trampy on me. Hmmmm. . . Temperance Brennan from Kathy Reichs' series is a pretty great character, so she's close to the top of the list. Off the top of my head though, I may have to cast my vote for Adelia Aguilar from Mistress of the Art of Death and The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin. She's a medieval forensic practictioner, tough and competent, but still has feelings. She makes mistakes, but owns up to them, and she's got a quick wit. And she keeps her dog with her all the time, so she wins extra points from me! :-)



Pabast said...

I came across Mistress of the Art of Death at Borders. I almost bought it, but put it back. Now I will have to get. Sounds like something I would read.

trish said...

Since we agree on Anita Blake, I think I'll check out those other books you recommend. Happy BTT!

joanna said...

I don't know Anita Blake...

But you got my intruiged by Mistress of the Art of Death, I think I'll have to read that at some point!

Lezlie said...

Pabast & Trish ~ I don't think you'll be disappointed! :-)

Joanna ~ Anita Blake is the main character in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake - Vampire Hunter series. I loved the first 5 or so books, then it just got much too slutty. And not in a good way. I still highly recommend the beginning of that series though. Just stop when the bed-hopping gets out of hand if you want to.