Alphabetical I

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All). But I couldn’t really think of anything for this prompt, so here is another Alphabetical post instead.

Rules:

  • Credit Alex for the idea, and link back
  • Post at your own pace, do as many or as few letters as you want
  • Post your favourite authors, books and characters (ABCs) for a particular letter of the alphabet

For some reason, the letter I was easier to find authors and books from than H. I did “cheat” a little by using first names, but I’m still impressed I found several authors and characters that began with I.

Authors

Ian Doescher: This man is a mad genius! While it’s debatable if Shakespeare’s Star Wars or Get Thee Back to the Future are necessary additions to literature, I love them all the same. It’s so fun to read pop culture favorites in Shakespearan language.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars (1)

Justina Ireland: I’m not a huge fan of the zombie genre, but I made an exception for Dread Nation by Justina Ireland because it was historical time period + zombies and the main characters is the best.

Dread Nation (1)

Hajime Isayama: While my love for Attack on Titan has waned recently because I don’t find the story as compelling as it once was, Hajime Isayama remains a favorite manga creator because Attack on Titan is insanely brilliant.

Books

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: This book (and series) are crazy and maybe a bit over the top, but I don’t care. It’s basically everything I want from a space adventure.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick: I love this book because the formatting is so unique. The pictures and the words together combine to tell a fantastic story that can’t be matched.

Invictus by Ryan Graudin: This was the first Ryan Graudin book I read, and while it’s not my favorite anymore, it definitely blew me away. I love time-travel stories and this one felt like time-travel mixed with Guardians of the Galaxy and it was so much fun.

Invictus 2

Characters

Illuvatar from The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien: Illuvatar, also known as Eru, is basically God/the Creator of Tolkien’s Arda. How can he not be a favorite character?

Inej from Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo: It’s always hard for me to pick a favorite of the Dregs gang because I love them all for different reason. But Inej is one the best because she is so strong and resilient. I admire her.

I (3)

Laura Ingalls from Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing up, Laura Ingalls was my fictional best friend. I love her adventures and her stubbornness. A part of me wishes I could go back in time and join her.

I (1)

What books, authors, or characters do you love that begin with the letter I?

7 thoughts on “Alphabetical I

  1. Nice list! I agree that Ian Doescher’s Shakespeare’s Star Wars is a ton of fun. (I haven’t read the Back to the Future one yet, but it sounds amusing too.) And why am I not surprised that you have a Star Wars waffle maker? 😉

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    • Back to the Future was just as fun as Star Wars, as long as you’re familiar with the story and the quotable lines.

      And yes to the Star Wars waffle maker! We also have a Star Wars toaster that prints the Star Wars logo on the bread, but it isn’t that great for actually toasting. XD

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      • Very cool! I think I’ll stick to my regular toaster. 😉 I had a Mickey Mouse waffle maker once, the kind that made actual Mickey shapes. It was really cool, but the hardest thing in my kitchen to clean. As a result, I never used it, and eventually got rid of it.

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      • Yeah, that’s the down side to waffle makers–they’re a pain to clean up. The Star Wars one is so-so for making GOOD waffles because the “burn” setting is weird. But it’s fun to use to make grilled cheese!

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      • So far my regular waffle maker is fine for clean-up, so I’m just going to stick with that! And I still need to remember to use it for grilled cheese or waffle pizza. 😀

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