The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Check out the hop here!
Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blogs.
Which character do you identify with and why?
My knee-jerk reaction here is Hermione Granger because the teacher’s pet book-worm who was good at school is exactly me but, as much as I loved the Harry Potter books, as a non-binary person, I’m trying to distance myself from Rowling and all of her shit. But I still want to take the time to acknowledge it, you know?
A recent character I’ve seen myself in is Cath from Fangirl – a dedicated reader, fangirl, and fanfic writer, who fantasises about being trapped in a library overnight, she’s introverted and socially awkward. Definitely describes me, although I did get a little frustrated with her at times but I saw so much of myself in that character
As a kid, I wanted to be George Kirrin from The Famous Five. I was a tomboy, I had a dog, but sadly I did not have 4 cousins to have adventures with – but growing up in a small village with plenty of woods etc to scrall around in, I did essentially act them out, playing make believe!
Willow Rosenberg from Buffy was the first time I ever really saw myself represented by a character on TV and she had such an incredible impact on my life. I was the same age as the characters in that show, going throw so much of the same things (minus vampires, demons, and forces of darkness of course) and I was also discovering Wicca and being gay. And I still enjoy a good research dive!
But I have never EVER felt so seen, identified so hard with a fictional character as I did on Star Trek: Discovery when Adira comes out to Stamets as non-binary and asks him to use ‘they’ instead of ‘she’ pronouns for them. They explain “I’ve never felt like a ‘she’, or a ‘her’, I would prefer ‘they’ or ‘them’ from now on” and it was just… there aren’t words for how fucking incredible it feels to be represented like that!