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Literary Ladies We Love: A Celebration of Women in Literature


How it works:

Sign up by commenting below to claim your favorite female literary character (first come, first serve, no duplicates). You may sign up for more than one, but please make each new claim a separate comment. Make your post sometime between now and Sunday, October 21, 2012. Be sure to leave your post UNLOCKED. Send a link to your post to lisal825 or just reply to your comment here in this meme. On Sunday, October 21, I will make a megapost that includes links to all of your posts, and we can all enjoy a carnival of posts on some amazing women in literature.

What should my post look like?

Your post can be short or long, serious or comical. It may be meta, essay, poetry, or fanmix. Your character can be from present-day novels or written in the 15th century, a YA novel or children's book character, or Austenian heroine. Just be you and tell us why you love this particular character. There is no right or wrong way to do this.

How do I get involved?

Comment below with your choice of literary character (and the book they're from) to claim your spot. Write your post, send me the link. This is open to everyone on lj, not just those on my flist. On the day of the carnival, be sure to go around to many of the posts and leave comments for those who have worked so hard on their piece. Enjoy!

You can also help us spread the word by grabbing the code below and posting it to your journal:

Claimed Characters:

Alanna, The Song of the Lioness Quartet by caitie
Alaska Young, Looking for Alaska by portions_forfox
Alma Singer, The History of Love by ms_mmelissa
Asha Gupta, Secret Keeper by myfriendamy
Astrid Magnussen, White Oleander by la_petite_singe
Bitterblue, Bitterblue by caitie
Brienne of Tarth, A Song of Ice and Fire by tju_tju_tju_tju
Cassandra Mortmain, I Capture the Castle by vega_ofthe_lyre
Cecilia Lisbon, The Virgin Suicides, by lexiesloan
Cimorene, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by superkappa
Cosette, Les Misérables by stephaniebrown
Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby by lesoleilluna
Davey, Tiger Eyes by superkappa
Dolores 'Lolita' Haze, Lolita by rewrittentime
Edna Pontellier, The Awakening by hollymarchosias
Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility by skypirateb
Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice by quick_ly
Ella, Ella Enchanted by margottenenbaum
Ellen Olenska, The Age of Innocence by margottenenbaum
Emily Webster, Emily of Deep Valley by myfriendamy
Emma Woodhouse, Emma by youremyqueen
Éponine, Les Misérables by stephaniebrown
Estella, Great Expectations by youremyqueen
Fanny Price, Mansfield Park by genkichiba
Fiona Finnegan, The Tea Rose by theepiccek
"Hardy's Heroines" (Tess Durbeyfield, Sue Bridehead & Bathsheba Everdene), various by spankmypirate
Hermione Granger, The Harry Potter series by poppypickle
Isabel Archer, The Portrait of a Lady by la_faerie
Jessica Darling, Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, Charmed Thirds, Fourth Comings, and Perfect Fifths by lit_chick08
Joelle 'Madame Psychosis' van Dyne, Infinite Jest by sodenoshirayuki
Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew by canadaphile
Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games by lisal825
Lena Grove, Light in August by sing_song_sung
Lisbeth Salander, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series by rewrittentime
Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility by erethesunrises
The Marquis de Merteuil, Les Liaisons Dangereuses by 12_12_12
Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins by femme_slash_fan
Mary Saunders, Slammerkin by zombie_boogie
Maximum Ride, Maximum Ride by canadaphile
Medea, Medea by scarynikki
Meg Powers, The President's Daughter series by hondagirll
Mia Thermopolis, The Princess Diaries by lolthegame
Miss Jane Marple, The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection by 12_12_12
Mrs. Danvers, Rebecca by femme_slash_fan
Nancy Drew, the Nancy Drew series by sodenoshirayuki
Sally Bowles, The Berlin Stories by margottenenbaum
Sansa Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire by lesoleilluna
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind by 12_12_12
Sophie, Howl's Moving Castle by caitie
Violet Baudelaire, A Series of Unfortunate Events by lookinglassgirl
Wendy Darling, Peter Pan by lexiesloan
Witch Baby Bat, Witch Baby/Missing Angel Juan by loverelapse

Special thanks to caitie for the gorgeous artwork.
Tags: books, carnival, meta, women in literature
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