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Girls Night Out


Today, Carole has asked us to invite ten literary characters to a dinner party.  Simple, right?  I had no trouble assembling my initial list . . . Sherlock Holmes, Owen Meany, Mr. Darcy, Scout, Nancy Drew, Jo March, Hermione, Gandalf. . .

But then, I got to thinking.

It's a dinner party.  What would they talk about?  How would this motley crew interact with each other.  And, just like when I'm planning a real-life dinner party, I started thinking group dynamics.  (I mean, just having Sherlock Holmes and Jo March at the same table would probably cause trouble, if you know what I mean.) 

So I shifted gears.

I decided to host a dinner party for literary-women-wronged-by-men.  I thought we'd have a lot to talk about.  We could drink some wine and have a nice, girls-night-out style bitch session!


My guest list:

  1. Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind)
  2. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)
  3. Ophelia (Hamlet)
  4. Lily Bart (House of Mirth)
  5. Lisbeth Salander (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy)
  6. Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina)
  7. Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)
  8. Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)
  9. Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary)
  10. Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)

I think we'd have a great time!  Care to join us?  

What about YOU?  What literary characters would you include on your dinner party guest list?


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