Here's this week's Booking Through Thursday question--a good one, I thought:
Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?)
This is tough, there are so many. I love Anne Elliott and Elizabeth Bennett, because they're funny and smart. I like several other Austen heroines, but these two remain my favorites. I also love the fallible but gutsy Jane Eyre. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple is pretty lovable. I like Hermione Granger as a role model for teens because she's a young woman who is not afraid to be smart. When I was a kid I loved spunky and brave characters like Jo March from Little Women and Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables. I could go on and on...
But I'd rather hear who your favorite female characters are!