Monday, July 9, 2012

Character Thursday: Rejuvenated


What is Character Thursday?…

Followers of this blog should have known by now that I have a feature called ClassicsCharacters, which you can find in my horizontal menu. The idea is to make analysis for characters from books I have read or am reading. And since 18 weeks ago, I have been hosting a weekly meme called Character Thursday. The goal is the same, to let everyone who wants to join me, to post about their chosen characters from books. My own post of Character Thursday would also appear in my Classics Characters.

The (new) purpose…

Lately I feel the urge to rejuvenate my Character Thursday feature. I want to make it not just as something fun to do or something to write when you don’t have any idea to post, but rather as a way to delve more into a book, to better understand a character, to enhance your knowledge and awareness of the psychological factors that make people "tick." This, in turn, can lead to an analysis of your own attitudes and behaviors in similar circumstances and help you to recognize who or what influences the future choices you will make in life, in school, at work or in relationships. [source].

So, here it is….

The rejuvenated Character Thursday…

Button

First of all, I have created a new button for this feature. The old one seems to me too childish and casual, so I have created this new button that looks more mature and focused to book and/or reading. Hope you like it too!

Format

Actually I don’t want to make Character Thursday as a serious task, however to help you to post yours, here are several guidance that you can follow (you don’t have to answer all questions, and if you do it, you don’t have to answer it in order)

  • Are they protagonist or antagonist?
  • Who are they? What was their role in the book?
  • What was your strongest impression on the character(s)? You can quote the dialogue or narration you got the impression from.
  • What are the strengths or weaknesses of your character(s)?
  • How do they develop throughout the book?
  • What makes you love/hate them?
  • What lessons or influences you got from them?

How do you join?...

It’s simple, just post on Thursdays, your character choice from the book you are reading or you have finished with. It can be the protagonist or the antagonist, characters that you love the most or hate the most. You can pick any book of any genre as you like. Please feel free to grab the button and paste it in your post and link here to let others know about this feature. Last but not least, please add URL of your post in the linky at the bottom of this post, and hop to other participants to learn about their characters and books. This way we can get to know what others think about a character we already knew, and get to know more books we haven’t read.

Can’t wait to read your next Character Thursday!... J

10 comments:

  1. I think this meme is a great idea, and I will most likely participate this coming Thursday. I'm trying to decide who I should write about. There are so many characters to choose from.

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    1. I'm glad you've considered to join in, Darlyn, I look forward to your Character Thursday!

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  2. ok, gonna change my button now :D and prepare for tomorrow, first post on new rejuvenated character thursday, I think I'm already have 'someone' in my mind :D

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    1. Hoho...can't wait to see who it is.. :)

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  3. Hi Fanda, I really like this idea and hope to participate sometime soon. I self reflect a lot when I read--cringe when I see my own flaws in characters and make effort to improve , and admire the good characteristics of others. :) I am new to blogging so I feel a little wobbly right now. :)

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    1. I look forward to your Character Thrursdays!

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  4. Hi Fanda!
    The post says there is a linky, but I don't see it. Am I missing something, or has this been removed? I hope to write something up tonight to post tomorrow. :)
    Jenna @lostgenreader
    http://lostgenerationreader.com

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    1. Hi Jenna, the linky would be up below my every Character Thursday post, which I usually posted at 7 am (GMT +7) every Thursday. For this week you can find it in http://klasikfanda.blogspot.com/2012/08/algernon-moncrieff-on-importance-of.html

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  5. Hi Fanda! I've been waiting for the opportunity to participate. I think I have a plan for this coming Thursday though. It's a great idea.

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    1. That's great, can't wait for your Character Thursday this week!... :)

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