Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Top Ten Tuesdays: Where You Lead, I Will Follow


This week's TTT topic from The Broke and the Bookish is "Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders."  I'm tweaking that a little to list off my top ten characters who lead so well, I would follow them.  So here we go!

I've put them in order by first name because... I have to have some sort of order.  Also, I spent like twenty minutes trying to decide if I should put Bard or Boromir first, and failing to come to any satisfactory conclusion.

+Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

+Bard the Bowman from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

+Boromir from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

+Faramir from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

+Captain Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion by Jane Austen

+Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

+Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling

+Captain Jack Aubrey from the Aubrey/Maturin novels by Patrick O'Brian

+Robin Hood, especially from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

+Roran Stronghammer from the Eragon books by Christopher Paolini


Um, yeah, there's a lot of Tolkien here.  Probably because I'm re-reading LOTR right now!  I just started another LOTR read-along, so if you're interested in joining that, you're hereby invited to do so!



Did you do a TTT list?  What leaders did you talk about?  Leave me a link to your list if you want to!

19 comments:

  1. Hermione made my list, too. She’s on so many lists today.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. AJ, as well Hermione should be! She's got a lot of leadership talent.

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    1. MC, I know, right? I'd follow him anywhere.

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  3. Hermione is extremely popular this week!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/top-ten-tuesday-132/

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    1. Heartland, she certainly seems to be! Thanks for sharing your list :-)

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    1. Charity, because any naval captain who worked his way up the chain of command that fast must be one darn good leader.

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  5. Oh, yes, I certainly agree with all the LotR characters you mentioned. Such born leaders among the people of Middle-Earth. (Especially Bard and Aragorn.) I agree with Hermione, too.

    Nice list, Hamlette! 👍🏼

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    1. Elanor, full confession time: I almost did a list of just ten LOTR characters who are great leaders. I really could've done it, I think. Theoden, Eomer, Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth, Elrond, and Frodo -- it would've been a great list of 10.

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    2. I actually thought of Eomer when I read through the list! Definitely Elrond.

      I would add Faramir because he's my personal favorite. :)

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    3. I'm kind of wishing I'd put Theoden on there, but then who would I leave off? And Eomer. Shoulda just done the LOTR version, lol.

      Faramir's already on my original list, so I can't add him ;-)

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    4. Oh oops! Somehow I missed Faramir when I read it...hm, how did that happen? Lol

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  6. I love that half your list are Tolkien characters! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I was tempted to do a full top ten of just Tolkien!

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  7. Oh, yes, Captain Wentworth. ; )

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  8. I thought you almost were going to have all LotR! I didn't even think of LotR, I think I need to consider doing this list . . . it is just I often dislike the stereotypical "good leader" types and perhaps think that maybe they aren't great leaders.

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    1. Livia, to be honest, I *almost* did it alllll LOTR. That could have been fun!

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