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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

Ricki's quotes

"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 16

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Day 16 - your favorite female character...


Ma Joad from Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath


Honorable Mentions

Scarlett O'Hara

Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)

Morgaine (The Mists of Avalon)

Meggie Cleary (The Thorn Birds)

Mina Harker (Dracula)

Charlotte the spider (Charlotte's Web)



If you had asked me a year ago to name my favorite female character, I would have said Scarlett O'Hara without missing a beat.  Then I read The Grapes of Wrath and Ma Joad knocked Scarlett off her pedestal.  Ma Joad doesn't mess around.  This woman is tough as nails and when it comes to taking care of her family, she doesn't take shit from anyone and gets stuff done like a boss.  She's not afraid to brandish a blunt weapon when necessary or sleep next to a dead body for the sake of getting her family to their destination.  In short, I love Ma.