Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Characters Who Could Teach Me Something!

November 7, 2017

This is a weekly tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s challenge is Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders! I like to change the challenge up a little sometimes, so I decided to name ten fictional characters who I would like to learn a thing or two from (and what those things are!).

Click the book covers for links to the book’s Goodreads listing, or the fanart pictures for links to the artist’s page!


1. Azriel – No spoilers for ACOWAR, but he does have to teach someone how to fly, and I would love to learn how to fly – especially from someone as sweet and precious as Az. ?



2. Rhysand – You had to know I was including him, right? I mean, it’s probably been three whole weeks since I’ve mentioned him in a T10T post. That’s a record for me. I’d love to learn winnowing!


(JLaw played the perfect Katniss and yes this is my hill to die on)

3. Katniss – She’s such a badass, and I’ve always thought learning archery would be sooo cool! I mean, she honestly probably wouldn’t be a very good teacher, as she’s not super patient, but it’s okay.



4. Kell – I’ve only read the first book in the Shades of Magic trilogy, but it was enough to tell me that Kell is a bona fide badass, and his blood magic is awesome. I know he couldn’t really “teach” it – you’re meant to be born with it, right? – but that doesn’t stop me from wishful thinking.



5. Gandalf – Honestly, who wouldn’t want an excuse to hang out with Gandalf? He’s snarky, brilliant, gruff, and unbearably lovable despite the fact that I am 100% certain he would be a very impatient and un-gracious teacher. I don’t care what he teaches me, though.



6. Hagrid – Another dear soul who could teach me anything at all (or nothing), because I’d just be so delighted to spend the afternoon with him! Hagrid was always one of my favorite characters in the HP universe, and he’s so patient and kind that you know he’d be the perfect teacher.


7. Kady Grant – Sadly, I couldn’t find any fanart of Kady that I liked, but man, she became a total hacking whiz and I would love to learn those skills! Plus, she’s short, pink-haired, and sassy, so we’d get along well.



8. Audrey Rose Wadsworth – Audrey is such a delightful character, and while it might be pretty nausea-inducing, I’d totally let her show me through the nitty-gritty of performing an autopsy. (I swear I’m not a psycho… don’t go…)



9. Emika Chen – First of all, can we talk about this adorable art? Done by the goddess herself, Marie Lu, before she renamed Emika’s character. Anyways, Emika is another badass hacker chick, and I would love to hang out with her and get some instructions!



10. Blue Sargent – I know Blue isn’t a psychic like the other ladies at 300 Fox Way are, but she could at least help me memorize my tarot cards, and we’d have fun doing it.


What character would you most like to have as a teacher, and why?

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  • Reply Lena @ The Printed Girl November 7, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Gandalf van teach me how to make those awesome fireworks! That dragon was pretty cool.
    Great list!

  • Reply dragonsandzombies November 7, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Yes! I’d follow Gandalf everywhere, that would be so cool! And an apprentice to Hagrid would be fun as well! I like your take on the topic this week, maybe I try to do something similar as well at some point.

  • Reply ChrissiReads November 7, 2017 at 12:55 am

    You have some amazing choices on your list this week! 🙂 I love the ideas of Katniss and Hagrid as leaders!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you! 😀 I think Hagrid would be everyone’s favorite teacher – well, except Malfoy’s, of course. 😉

  • Reply judithcmoore November 7, 2017 at 4:11 am

    I too am prone to wishful thinking about Kell…sigh… great list

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Lol he’s soooo cool and sweet and brilliant! I can’t wait to continue the series. Thank you!

  • Reply coffeelovingbookoholic November 7, 2017 at 5:06 am

    such a great post girl!! and OH MY GOD, how amazing is that artwork of emika???? holy moly!!! that’s beautiful!!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Isn’t it?! I LOVE Marie’s artwork. Did you read Gemina? She illustrated it and it’s ADORABLE!

      • Reply coffeelovingbookoholic November 10, 2017 at 4:15 am

        no, not yet! i want to reread “illuminae” and then “gemina” shortly before “obsidio” will be released 🙂

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 13, 2017 at 10:41 pm

          They’re sooooo gooooood! God I love the series so much. I don’t blame you for waiting on Gemina though, so you don’t have to wait so long to finish it up!

          • coffeelovingbookoholic November 14, 2017 at 4:05 am

            yeah, somehow in the past, especially with “nevernight” and “godsgrave” i feel like i want to binge read series and not wait too long!

  • Reply onespeculiar November 7, 2017 at 5:12 am

    i would like to learn from them all a thing or two except for Audrey i’m yet to read HJTR

  • Reply Tara November 7, 2017 at 5:15 am

    I love that you took the idea of leader as teacher. Such a cool take!

  • Reply Emma November 7, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I’d love to learn something from Hagrid or Rhysand, and I feel like they’d be great teachers too!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries November 9, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Agreed! I feel like they’d both be patient even though they can both be rather snarky and Rhys is so teasing.

  • Reply Annemieke November 7, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Hagrid and Blue are great and fun picks!

  • Reply Elizabeth November 7, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I would definitely love to have Hagrid as a teacher! He has such a big heart ❤️

  • Reply lindseyhabets November 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Oh my, I absolutely LOVE your list! I totally agree with all of these and would love to learn from all of them, like I can’t even choose who or what I’d love more 🙂

  • Reply Aj @ Read All The Things! November 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I love your spin on the topic. I could learn a lot from all of these characters.

  • Reply Nina November 8, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Katniss, because she can def. learn me some tricks to surive! 🙂

  • Reply Zoe November 12, 2017 at 1:34 am

    YES, YES, YES. I completely agree. Kady and Katniss would both be absolutely amazing leaders. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3

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