Six weeks of plowing through (with a vacation and work and church and all to throw in the mix) and I finally finished the much-recommended-by-The-Brambler Betsy-Tacy series. (First series to finish this year in my Finish-That-Series Challenge, by the way.) She told me I would love it. But she was wrong. I'm completely and irretrievably dead gone over it! (I know. Different series there. Oh well.) Truly--I am obsessed with it!
I've spent the last 4 weeks looking around online and in stores for the books so I can have my own copies to read whenever I want. (Thank you again, by the way, for that great Interlibrary Loan of the whole series! Except for the out-of-prints. Now I have to go search those out!) I have been looking up any information I could find. (Me and my weakness for "based on a true story.") I'm anxious to read biographies. I have a new interest in history 100 years ago. I want to know what happened to the fictional characters true-life counterparts as the years have passed. I want to know about the descendants. I want to take a trip to the town and see the houses and shriek and giggle over the bench on Big Hill. And maybe take a picnic.
And it hasn't just been great stories. As with any good book, I learned more about myself. I saw where I could become better where my weaknesses are, while being happy about my strengths. I wanted to ignore the petty and focus on the truly important. I enjoyed my own nostalgia of memories and emotions as I read a series that seemed full to the brim with it. I came to love each character--even the annoying/weird/silly ones! I am upset that it has ended! Ten whole books, and over too soon.
Well, in my browsing, I came across this quiz. And I had to take it. I had to! How could I not?! I was sure I was going to come up with Betsy--though I was hoping not. I've spent the whole series loving Betsy while wanting to shake her, and cringing every time I thought "Oh no! I'm not like that, am I?!" I also spent the whole series thinking Tacy was the coolest, most awesomest person and friend ever and how I wish I was more like her growing up as well as now.
I know! I'm shocked! And thrilled!!! I'm Tacy! Happy, happy day! Then again, some of those questions I was unsure about asking of myself and would wish that better judges of me (aka friends and family) would answer for me. I would be intrigued with the results.
I highly recommend all fans (especially the greatest Betsy-Tacy fan I know--greatest in many senses of the world) to take the Which Betsy-Tacy Character are You quiz! It was really fun.
And I'm saying right off--#12 was completely unfair!!!!! I had to pretend that I could only have one of the choices in my life to see which would be the hardest to give up. And I thought I would die from the thought. Pray it never comes about! It still took me a good 5 minutes of "But I can't live without..." before I finally picked one.