Thursday, March 19, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #40: Fictional Inspiration

Happy Friday, fellow book lovers! Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The goal of Feature & Follow is to meet new bloggers, make friends, and gain readers.

This Week's Question: 
Have you ever been inspired by 
a book character to do something? 
Who was the character and what was it?

What a great question!! I really had to think long and hard about this one, but my answer is ultimately YES! I have been inspired by more than one character and as far as I can tell, they have inspired me in some more serious areas of life.

For example, Catherine from Into the Darkest Corner inspired me to get a grip on some OCD tendencies I had been noticing. Her life scared me a little, even though it was fiction. Now I can throw my coffee cups in the cabinet in any order without being bothered! :P

And I've recently been inspired by Penryn from Angelfall. When reading this series I was struck by the way Penryn was able to handle herself in pretty much any situation and realized that I definitely couldn't do the same! I've been giving some very serious thought recently to self defense training.

I can't wait to hear the ways everyone else has been inspired by fictional characters!! This is why we read!