Dreaming About Books

Have you ever been the leader of a revolution or a police detective on the trail of a serial killer or the boy wizard who takes down Voldemort only to realize it was all a dream? I haven’t, unfortunately. Because I’d rather become a part of the books I’ve read just a little bit than not at all.

I’m not sure I have a pick of who I’d actually want to be. Wait, that’s a lie. I’d say Harry Bosch. He’s an LAPD detective who works relentlessly in pursuit of justice. He has a saying. “Everyone counts or nobody counts.” Do you see what he means? If you’re going to investigate one murder in a certain way, then every murder should be investigated in that same manner. And I’d hope the mindset of homicide detectives is no different in the real world. Whether it’s a suburban teen or a drug dealer killed in a gang shootout. One murder should not be any more or less important to the investigating detective.

And I think his mindset is something I’d adopt as my own. It’s bad enough that homicide detectives have a job only because people are killing people. But it’d make things even worse if those killers weren’t brought to justice. It’s real-life people like Bosch who literally take killers off the street. It’s one of the many professions that get no appreciation. But I imagine no decent homicide detective does the job to be recognized or appreciated by the public. They do it because they have to.

So if I had my pick of characters I could be, I’d be Harry Bosch. Who would you be?

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22 thoughts on “Dreaming About Books

  1. Wow. That’s a hard one. It’d be tough to narrow it down to just one. So I’m going to pick three.
    1. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. She’s my favorite protagonist of all time and encompasses everything I wish I were. She’s bold, fearless, speaks her mind, is spontaneous, loves with unerring abandon, loves to read, is educated… the list goes on. Plus, she lives in the last 1800s/early 1900s. That’s a time period I’ve always wanted to see.
    2. Lucy Pevensie from the Narnia Chronicles. She’s young, sweet, adventurous, loving, and always tries to save everybody and everything she encounters. She can definitely be a bit naive at times, but so can I, and it works out in the end for her. Plus, she’s a healer, and that fits in line with me in my medical training.
    3. Pippi Longstocking from the Pippi Longstocking books. She is nuts. Absolutely insane. But she’s strong, hilarious, full of surprises, and never says no to an adventure. I’ve loved her since I was a kid, and have always wanted to be her.

    Haha! Looking back at my list I realize I picked all middle grade/children/YA characters. Maybe that’s because I’m young at heart or yearn for those simpler times. Being a grown up just stinks. šŸ™‚

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  2. I’d be the main character in a British kids book called The Dark is Rising.

    The character lives in the English countryside, in a rambling house with half a dozen siblings. It’s winter – the snow falls and falls hard. People who have known the family all their lives begin to act out of character – crows batter the windows – a mysterious Rider appears on a black horse. Our protagonist is given an unusual, belt buckle for Christmas – a circle quatered by a cross. Magic, danger, good, evil all hinged around our main character – the only one who can save the day …
    Will Stanton.
    Yes, when I was 12 all I wanted to be was a boy called Will! šŸ™‚

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  3. I would like to be Black Widow, who is a member of the Avengers. She is strong, brave and loyal to her friends. She also see people for who they really are. She knows right from wrong. She is really relatable as well.

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