Monday, August 26, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday - Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and theBookish host a book related Top 10 theme. 

This week’s theme is Memorable Secondary Characters.  YAY!  I love fun secondary characters.   I actually mentioned a few of my faves in this post.

Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
“That shooting gave me an appetite," she said. "Somebody pass
me the potatoes."
“The dog ran into the kitchen, stuck his nose in Grandma's crotch, and snuffled.
Dang," Grandma said. "Guess my new perfume really works. I'm gonna have to try it out at the seniors meeting.”
Windsor Horne Lockwood III (Win) from the Myron Bolitar Series by Harlan Coben
“If you clone yourself and then have sex with yourself, is it considered incest or masturbation?”
“So basically your plan is to flail about helplessly.”
Hoppie/Doc/Morey from “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay
“The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself, often well beyond any latent ability you may have previously demonstrated. The mind is the athlete, the body is simply the means it uses to run faster or longer, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further, or box better.”

“Always listen to yourself... It is better to be wrong than simply to follow convention.”

“Your brain, Peekay, has two functions; it is a place for original thought, but also it is a reference library. Use it to tell you where to look, and then you will have for yourself all the brains that have ever been”
Miranda Priestly from “The Devil wears Prada” by Lauren Weisburger
“Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room.”
Fred and George from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Lettie West/Davenport from some later books in John Sandfords Prey Series
Shrake (cop) and Letty, Lucas and Weather’s 15 year old daughter are playing gin rummy
“Who’s winning”
“Don’t bother us,” Letty said, “If he goes out, I’ve got to take off my bra.”
“When I’d kill a rat, I’d always aim at the little white spot in their eye.  ‘Course, I was using a twenty-two, from two inches.  Still like that gun.” 
“But he didn’t hit me in the head.  He hit me in the arm, and I hate this cast.” 
Stuart Whitworth from “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
Joanna Mason and Finnick Odair from “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins
Doris from “Attachments” by Rainbow Rowell
Mammy from “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell



  1. Grandma Mazur gets the best lines in that series!

  2. I love Fred and George. Great characters! :-)

    1. Fred and George were the only reason I made it through the fifth Harry Potter. Definitely needed the comic breaks in that one.

  3. Yep, I put Grandma Mazur on my list, too! And Lulu. And Ranger!

    Here's my list of best secondary book characters.

  4. Omg I loved Granmda Mazur! and Fred and George are a give in, haha, great list!

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

  5. Fred and George are my two of my favorites. I love them so much. I also love Miranda. Great list!

    My TTT