So today is the day I try out an idea for a new feature here on Breezy Reads. I designed it to share a little bit about myself with all of you, while still keeping it book related.
How does it work? Well, I choose a character from a book that I’ve read and compare myself to them.
For example: Am I as loyal as Rose Hathaway? Am I as funny as Ella from Ella Enchanted? Am I as evil as Voldemort? Am I as artsy as Clary or Echo? Or as snobbish as Evie Greene?
It can be anything from looks, habits or personality. It could be a similar talent, like or dislike.
So, who will I kick off with today?
Say hi to Lilac LaRoux from These Broken Stars
Lilac is one of the galaxy’s most recognized faces. Coming from a wealthy, extravagant family she is practically considered royalty. She has been groomed, sheltered, protected and controlled all of her life until the events of These Broken Stars changes her forever.
What do miss LaRoux and I have in common?
We both have a really persistent and resilient nature.
Simply put, when something has to be done that I have no choice in, I do it. No complaints. No excuses. I just get it done.
Want some examples?
I have a mother who doesn’t believe she’s a taxi (haven’t we all heard that line before -__-). So when it came to getting to school everyday? Yup, I had to do the hour walk twice a day. Every day. No excuses.
And you know what? I didn’t even complain. I’m kind of stunned now when I think about it. That’s a lot of walking.
I guess that’s when I realized I am really persistent. A lot of people told me they would have given up and do anything for a ride.
Other examples include school work. This stupid piece of pointlessness need to be done tomorrow? No probs. I’ll just knuckle down and do it.
Get stuck with a lame partner in class?
Yeah, I’ll just about never have this reaction.
I’m a lot more like ...
Yeah. I just compared myself to the bookish princess. I’m on a roll today!
Basically, you won’t hear me complain, whine, moan or bitch about a lot of things. I just deal with it and move on.
More examples? Have to train the hopeless newbie at work? Fine, I’ll teach them everything I know.
Go to camp and get an awful smelling/uncomfortable/stained/dirty sleeping arrangements? That sucks, but really, I have nowhere else to sleep.
Seriously. Hahaha. Now when I really think about it, I’m absolutely bonkers. Who wouldn’t complain about a gross bed? Why did I just put up with it?
I’m so weird.
I guess I think complainers are annoying, but that’s not why I am like I am. It’s just in my nature. That’s why I think I’m going to do so well in my upcoming trip- three months away from everything and everyone I know, little comforts, huge language barriers, strange food (yes, food is a big thing to me) but I will perceiver. I’m not going to give up half way and say that I want to go home. Why? I have to do this, and if this is what it takes to have this experience, then so be it, I will cope and not utter a word.
How is this like Lilac?
I feel like Lilac is the same in this. Maybe a little bit of stubbornness also comes into play – but if she has to do something, she just does it. Walk through kilometers of bush in uncomfortable shoes? Ouch, okay. Walk through piles of dead bodies to rescue her friend? Uh huh, what choice does she have? She barely complains, even though Tarver expects her too. I really admire this about her, in turn meaning I admire this in myself. Which I do – it’s one of the few things I can say I like about myself.
What do you guys think? Do you have a similar personality trait? Can you relate to Lilac in another way, too? Do you feel she is also very persistent?