At the end of the day (figuritively speaking, since it's the beginning of the day here...) I'm happy to say that I like being me :-) Sure, it sucks at times, but that's the case for everyone, right? This is who God made me and I'm happy with that :-)
BUT! In the spirit of Talli Roland's Watching Willow Watts launch day celebrations, I've looked at some of the book characters I love and admire and have picked one that stands out the most for me. So. If I could be any book character I'd be...
Lyra from The Golden Compass.
(the book version, not the movie version, since the book was aeons better than the movie)
Philip Pullman created in His Dark Materials series. While I don't agree with every message he portrays, I will always admire his incredible imagination and storytelling ability.
If only those worlds truly existed and I could see the things Lyra saw... How fantastical!
There are many things about this character that I admire: she is open, trusting, brave, forgiving, loyal and loving.
This post is in celebration of the launch of Talli Roland's second novel, Watching Willow Watts!
For Willow Watts, life has settled into a predictably dull routine: days behind the counter at her father's antique shop and nights watching telly, as the pension-aged residents of Britain's Ugliest Village bed down for yet another early night. But everything changes when a YouTube video of Willow's epically embarrassing Marilyn Monroe impersonation gets millions of hits after a viewer spots Marilyn's ghostly image in a frame.
Instantly, Willow's town is overrun with fans flocking to see the 'new Marilyn'. Egged on by the villagers -- whose shops and businesses are cashing in -- Willow embraces her new identity, dying her hair platinum and ramming herself full of cakes to achieve Marilyn's legendary curves.
But when a former flame returns seeking the old Willow, Willow must decide: can she risk her stardom and her village's newfound fortune on love, or is being Marilyn her ticket to happiness?