It is the Friday Feature Follow!
Tell us about a book character you’d trade places with. (Escaping within Pages)
I would trade places, without a doubt, with Claire (Beauchamp) Randall from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Now, that requires I still know everything she knows, especially all the medical stuff she knows, for which she can attribute as the reason she is eventually accused of being a witch. Otherwise, I’d be a blubbering idiot Jamie is carting around.
BUT I digress….I want to be Claire because…
- Jamie. I don’t even need to say any more.
- I like time travel.
- I would enjoy both the time she lived in (1945 Britain) and the time she travels to (1743 Scotland).
- She gets to time travel more than once! She lives two lives in two different centuries!
- She’s a badass, plain and simple.
And because I love Outlander so much, here are a few of my favorite quotes! These are all said, of course, by Jamie.
“I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.”
“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary.”
“There are things that I canna tell you, at least not yet. And I’ll ask nothing of ye that ye canna give me. But what I would ask of ye—when you do tell me something, let it be the truth. And I’ll promise ye the same. We have nothing now between us, save—respect, perhaps. And I think that respect has maybe room for secrets, but not for lies. Do ye agree?”
Which character would you trade places with? Leave me a comment with your response and your Friday Follow.