Today is the first day of school in our district. Both of my kids are starting new schools and it’s big steps for both of them. One is moving to High School; the other is moving to Middle School. There is a mixture of excitement and trepidation going on.
One of the worst parts of a new school was deciding who to eat lunch with. Fortunately, at the Word Nerds, we get to pick our own tablemates, thanks to the Broke and the Bookish:
- Claire Danvers, of the Morganville Vampire series. Claire is dead smart and someone that can explain physics. I definitely want this chick at my table.
- Jack Reacher, of the Reacher books. Okay, he is going to be trouble. But smart, sexy and fun too. Everyone needs a jock at their table, right?
- Lauren, from After I Do. She’s the bestie that you know is going to be there, through thick and thin.
- Mercy Thompson, from the Mercy Thompson series. Mercy knows her way around the shop and shows that girls can be more than what society expects. I like that about her.
- Alexia Tarabotti, of the Parasol Protectorate series. She’s the sort of gal that is going to be prepared for any sort of mishap and give good fashion advice at the same time. She’ll balance out some of the trouble that the rest of my tablemates will attract.
- Carter Ross, of the Carter Ross series. It would be great to have someone that can figure out the mysteries and is going to hide under the table with me when all hell breaks loose. Plus witty lines can be written!
- Tavi, from the Codex Alera series. A commander in training could be very good to lead our band of merry folk.
- Simon Morley, from Time and Again. Anybody that can travel through time needs to sit with me.
- Artemis Fowl, from the Artemis Fowl series. We’ll be well funded and engaged.
- Lyra, from His Dark Materials series. This is a series that fascinates me. I cannot imagine what conversations with Lyra would be like.
It’s an eclectic bunch, I’ll grant you that. We probably don’t make the cool kids table, since most of us are nerds, geeks or outcasts of some sort. Yet, it’s exactly the kind of table I’d like to sit at.
Who’s a requirement at your table?