This week's theme:
Choose the top ten characters you'd want as family members.
I love my family, and there's not a book character in the world that I'd trade them for. But if I were to make a fictional version of myself, and surround that Jenna with already-existing fictional people, here's who I'd pick:
Father: Mortimer Folchart. Who can help loving Mo? He's such a good man.
Mother: Marmee March. Nobody in all of fiction does a better job of raising their daughters than Marmee.
Brothers and sisters: The Pevensie children, especially if I get to be Lucy.
Aunt and uncle: Aunt and Uncle Gardiner. Not only are they kind and considerate and good-humored, they take superb vacations. I'm up for the Derbyshire tour, carriage and all.
Daughter: India Opal Buloni. I'd help her forget her sad memories, and I'd totally be okay with the dog.
Son: Can I be mom to all the Weasley boys? I could never pick just one. And I'd take Ginny, too, of course. Mrs. Weasley is my hero.
Grandfather: The Alm-Uncle. He may have a tough exterior, but he loves his little Heidi with a very big heart.
Grandmother: Miss Alice from Christy. I'm really reaching here; surely I'm forgetting some great grandmas... But Miss Alice is wise, lovely, and resorts to Quaker thees and thous in affectionate moments. Of course, I mean the character from the Catherine Marshall novel—if you've only seen the old TV series, you've seen an exceptionally cool and hard portrayal of her.
Who would you pick?