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Comments for Book Blogger Hop for April 15, 2011
Book Blogger Hop for April 15, 2011: 04/15/11
Today's question asks us to describe a character in a book we're reading or just recently finished. Oh wow! Where do I start? That's a tough question because I'm reading so many different books right now.
xxxHolic manga series by CLAMP
The main character is Kimihiro Watanuki, a young man who was orphaned young and has managed to make a relatively normal life for himself. Except that he's plagued by hungry spirits. Their constant presence in his life has made him a big high strung. But now he's found a potential way out, by working for the "dimensional which" Yuko, he's learning ways to protect himself.
Unfortunately a big part of that protection is working side by side with a Shinto priest in training named Shizuka Domeki, a man who believes in spirits but can't see them. In fact he's a spirit repeller.
Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones
Conrad has grown up working the bookstore with his uncle, sister and mother. When his sister leaves for college on a full scholarship he wants to do the same thing but his uncle says his karma is too bad. If he doesn't right the wrong done to him in a previous life he'll die with in a year. So now he's off to work at Stallery Mansion as a domestic where he's told he'll find that person and be able to right that wrong.
Like Watanuki, Conrad has a counterpart, a young man named Christopher. As this is the fifth book in the Crestomanci series, I have to wonder if this is a young Christopher Chant. But I'm not far enough along to know for sure. Right now though he's set up to be both Conrad's karma rival and his Domeki.
Comment #1: Friday, April, 15, 2011 at 19:15:49
Stopping by on the blog hop!
Comment #2: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 19:52:31
I have a small collection of favorite characters. I could write many posts on just them!
Comment #3: Friday, April, 15, 2011 at 21:55:50
Haven't read CLAMP or Conrad's fate. Not a big graphic novel fan, but I do like Wynne Jones. thanks for stopping by my blog!
Comment #4: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 19:54:15
The first manga series I ever read was written by CLAMP, Chobits.
Comment #5: Friday, April, 15, 2011 at 22:46:16
awww diana wynne jones was such a great author.
Comment #6: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 19:58:24
Yes she certainly was.
Comment #7: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 09:38:44
Thanks for stopping by!
I've been hearing a lot about Conrad's Fate, and after this it looks like I'm definitely going to need to find that one soon.
Comment #8: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 20:14:33
I'm almost done with Conrad's Fate and it has been an excellent tween fantasy / mystery.
Comment #9: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 10:03:09
Wow these do sound fascinating....thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend.
Comment #10: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 20:16:00
They're both very good series. I hope you give them a try.
Comment #11: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 11:17:08
Wow, this series sounds really interesting! I'll have to add it to my TBR list. (: Thanks for checking out my blog and happy reading!
Comment #12: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 20:17:11
Which one? xxxHolic or Chrestomanci?
Comment #13: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 13:07:40
I haven't heard of the Conrad books, but they sound very interesting. You're description of him has made me want to know more. :D
Comment #14: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 20:18:30
Conrad is the main character in Conrad's Fate but Christopher shows up in one form or another in the other books.
Comment #15: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 13:37:02
Hello! Just hopping on through. I hope you're having a good weekend! I've never read anything by author Diana Wynne Jones, but I have heard some wonderful things.
Comment #16: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 20:20:33
Her books are delightful. I've never been disappointed by any of them.
Comment #17: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 17:58:19
I seriously need to get back Dianna Wynne Jones' fictionshe's so inventive!
Comment #18: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 20:21:02
I was so surprised to see a book by her that I hadn't read. So I had to read it!
Comment #19: Sunday, April, 17, 2011 at 17:05:08
Thanks for following..
Comment #20: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 22:57:10
Thank you for following.