Sarah at Hard Book Habit reminded me recently that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie created a real-life version of Ifemelu’s blog. I think it is a great way to extend the life of characters beyond the book and make the book itself never ending.
As it is a Saturday and hopefully you all have a bit more time I wanted to ask you a question: Which book character’s blog would you follow? Which one would you avoid? And what would they be about?
Would Jane Eyre blog about weird noises from upstairs, about her feeling or maybe about the kids? What would Merricat blog about? What would blog of Olive Kitteridge look like? Would it be full of gossip? Or maybe very personal? Would DCI Banks and Inspector Rebus even bother to blog? Would Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov praise America? What would Behemoth the cat share?
It made me wonder what life would book characters lead given a bit more space and time than in a book.
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