Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Characters I'd invite to a dinner party

Since I'm not a dinner party person, this topic from Long and Short Reviews was a tricky one. I ended up going from episodes of Come Dine With Me for inspiration as to what makes a good dinner party guest. And going from that show, what I really want is someone who doesn't nitpick over whether I hand-rolled my pasta. However, I did manage to come up with a few possibilities.

Emma Woodhouse and Jane Fairfax. Two rivals from Jane Austen, to a degree anyway, as both are far too polite to openly rival each other so wouldn't be bickering over the soup. Emma Woodhouse has the wit and charm to carry a good conversation, while Jane Fairfax could entertain everyone by singing and playing the piano.

Eric Northman. Primarily because he was my favourite character from the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, although I can't remember if vampires can eat, so maybe he could just stop in for drinks afterwards.

Lorraine Warren. I'm thinking of the character from the "Conjuring" films rather than Lorraine in real life, who obviously I didn't know personally. Lorraine in the films is a fascinating, caring woman who I think would be a great conversationalist.

So who would you invite to a dinner party?

18 comments:

  1. I found this topic hard as well for the same reason. My post is here: https://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2020/04/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge_15.html

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    1. Yes, I never entertain that way so picking guests was difficult.

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  2. This sounds like it would be an interesting dinner party!

    My <a href="https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-characters-id-invite-to-a-dinner-party/”>post</a>.

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    1. If I'm only going to hold one it may as well be a decent one!

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  3. Northman would be my choice from that series as well. By far the best vampire of the lot. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/04/wc-041520.html

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  4. Sort of a hard topic, I thought as well. But hey, we've all answered, so very good. I like your choices. :-)

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    1. It was a tough one. It's just not something I do!

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  5. Oh, your guest list sounds awesome, Tanith! I think I would wind up drooling over my soup staring at Eric Northman, lol!

    Here's mine: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/post/long-and-short-reviews-weekly-blog-challenge-04-15-20

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    1. Oh yes, he would make great eye candy if nothing else!

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  6. Great list! Vampires may or may not eat, but they do drink wine, so best have some on hand. LOL Thanks for sharing! Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/blog-challenge-characters-invite-to-a-dinner-party/

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    1. I might have to keep some TruBlood on hand as well.

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  7. Interesting list, and probably a really fun party... though I do feel that if you're going to invite a vampire over "for drinks" you ought, perhaps, to be fairly specific about what's on offer!

    My list is here.

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    1. In the books you could get blood in bottles, I think, so I could probably keep him happy!

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  8. Not sure about the vampire (blood... urgh) but the rest would be fun!

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    1. Maybe if I got him TruBlood he'd be satisfied...

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  9. This one was tricky. And I went totally left field and made up my own rules this week. I love your choices! Sounds like a great party. :)

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