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Character Connection+A Special Thank You!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We all have characters we love. Let's spotlight these fantastic creations! Whether you want to be friends with them or you have a full-blown crush on them, you know you love them and want everyone else to love them too!

Most of you will probably post about how much you love each character, but this is a great place for the more creative ones among you to let go and have fun! Write a love letter to Captain Wentworth. Write yourself into a scene with Anne and Diana. Draw a picture of yourself in Jamie's arms. The possibilities are endless.

Be sure to post the book's title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters.

Mr. Linky will be posted here on The Introverted Reader every Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by my very first Character Connection post!  I hope you'll decide to join in!

My very first character spotlight is not going to be a book crush.  I'm as surprised as you are!

I'd like to introduce you to Jilly Coppercorn.  She's a minor character in most of Charles de Lint's Newford books and stories, but she's the main character in The Onion Girl; Widdershins; and the novella, Promises to Keep.

Jilly has never met a fairy tale she doesn't believe in.  For that matter, and perhaps harder to believe, she's never met a person she doesn't believe in.  It would be easy to write her off as a "cock-eyed optimist" without any sort of firm grounding in reality, but Jilly comes from a reality so dark, most of us wouldn't even want to contemplate it.  But she's mostly healed, thanks to friends who found her, rescued her, and believed in her, and now she tries to pay it forward.  No, those aren't spoilers; all of that is in the past when you first meet Jilly.

She's everyone's best friend and everyone's biggest cheerleader.  She's an amazingly talented artist, and she's always a mess!  She's funny, smart, and caring.  She might not be truly magical herself, but magic just follows her around.  She's probably the biggest reason I call Charles de Lint my favorite author.  She's one of those characters that I wish I knew in real life.

So there's my first character connection!  What character have you connected with?

Please leave
1. Your name or your blog's name
2. A direct link to your post so we don't have to search your blog for it

Today Only! To thank you for participating in this meme on the very first day, I will use to choose one person to receive a book of your choice (under $15) from Book Depository. That makes this international! You don't need to do anything--I'll just use the Mr. Linky. If you don't have a blog, but you want to tell me about a character in the comments, just mention this and I'll count you in as well. I'll only count links and comments posted today until 11:59 PM EST. Make sure I have a way to contact you, either through your blog, your profile, or by leaving your email in a comment. Thanks so much!

Jennifer G.


  1. I wish I knew her too, Jilly sounds very cool and seems to have it all going on!
    My character connection is here:

  2. Added mine (yay!) Again, perfect timing with this. I don't know that I'll be able to participate every week, but you can definitely look forward to some CCs from me. :)

  3. Ooh, Jilly sounds like a great all round nice person. They are my favourite sort. Thanks for hosting this meme. I really hope it takes off because I had fun writing my first one. Think it will take some practice and I have had so much going on this week that I had to rush it but I loved writing it. A genius idea!

  4. I haven't read this but Jilly sounds lovely!

    Glad I found this post/meme and happy I could participate.

  5. I have never heard of this author before! Jilly sounds wonderful. I think we will all discover some great new characters through this meme! Unfortunately, I haven't had time yet to write mine up, but I'll have one ready for next Thursday!

  6. Very cool meme! I'll definitely participate! Great character too, I really love reading books with good characters, often I'll just stop reading a book if I don't think the characters are "real" enough, so this meme sounds like it's right up my alley to participate in!

  7. Love your meme idea.

    I haven't read Charles De Lint but he is on my list of authors to try. Jilly sounds like a fascinating character.

  8. I love this meme! I've written one as well and linked it in the Mr. Linky!

    And I've been meaning to read some of de Lint's work for such a long time... maybe I'll check out the ones you mentioned first!

  9. Haven't gotten to read this book, but I just wanted to drop in and tell you that I love the new meme! It's something more substantial than a lot of memes out there...and I've been having a lot of fun reading the posts from everyone who decided to participate! I'll definitely be dropping by again to participate in the future! :)

  10. Thank you so much! I'm glad you all had a good time! Looking at your posts though, I can already tell this is going to be terrible for the tbr! Your excitement for these characters makes me want to run out and read them all!

    I highly recommend anything by de Lint. He's sort of his own kind of urban fantasy, but, my gosh, I fall in love with almost all his characters. They just immediately feel like old friends. Jilly's my favorite character, but Someplace to be Flying is my favorite of his books. You should try him out if you get the chance!

  11. +JMJ+

    This is an interesting new meme, and I'm glad I found out about it today. =)

    I'm not sure whether I'm in time to qualify for the giveaway (because I'm one of those "international" bloggers who gets time zones mixed up), but I certainly hope I am!

  12. I could never keep up with other time zones, Enbrethiliel. Thanks for doing the Character Connection!


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