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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media


Seeing this week’s prompt I immediately thought of Texts From Jane Eyre--the funny send-up of literary characters put into modern-day social media. I loved it. Then I started brainstorming. The Swans of Fifth Avenue came to mind immediately–Babe and her friends would be huge IG influencers today! And, imagine Truman! But, they were real, so I couldn’t include them–it wouldn’t work in my brain. It would be like Churchill Tweeting! Nope! I stuck to fictional characters. I dismissed the Brontes & Jane Austen and went modern.

My Picks


Silkeborg Museum, Denmark. I’d follow this museum since I follow several other museums such as Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art (a true hidden gem).                     Meet Me at the Museum


I’d be following Alex Claremont-Dia this election year to see what’s up. It goes without saying that I’d already be following the Royal Family and Prince Henry.

  Red White and Royal Blue


Imagine if this was a blog title? A blog with a youtube channel and Twitter for quotes, and IG for all kinds of great pictures.

Almost Famous Women.


Pastry chef Livvy Rawling‘s deserts! Yes, I’d be following her desert porn!

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living


I’d like to follow someone preparing for and walking the Camino–I’d especially like an artsy type who’d post sketches on their IG, maybe some videos on their youtube channel, vivid descriptions of scenery and birds or whatever on their blog, fun over-heard quotes on their Twitter and who knows, maybe they’d do a “blister cam” each night? In real life, I have a friend attempting this soon, so who knows?

Two Steps Forward


I imagine  Martha Storm would have an amazing book review blog with lots of quirky, overlooked or nearly forgotten books that I would love!

The Library of Lost and Found.


Following the Plaza would be interesting but following the boutique Art Deco NYC Hopewell Hotel with interesting suites and fabulous caretaker-owner-manager family. This is a YA series I need to catch up with!  With my blog name, I sure hope they’d follow me back!

Suite Scarlett


I really admire fictional librarian Mary Beth Mayhew in Cherico Mississippi’s public library and the Cherry Cola Book Club that meets there. Mary Beth is young, talented and politically savvy. I’d follow her library and her book blog, Twitter and IG. I’d also follow the Twinkle Twinkle Cafe even though I can’t imagine eating a tomato aspic! Everything else she serves is delicious. I need to catch up on this series–there are three more books since I last read!

Cherry Cola Book Club.


Of course, I’d have to follow The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency! I’d probably follow  Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors and The Double Comfort Furniture Store, too! If you haven’t tried this series, get the audio! It’s so much better with all the names correctly pronounced in a perfect accent.


I’d follow mother Eve’s IG and her blog and twitter–you just know it would be better than Scary Mommy and others of that ilk. I’d love to see her portraits of people’s pet that she paints in her garden shed to keep the lights on. I’d also follow her caddish, successful husband Bill‘s IG and that of his London gallery. I love this family. I really, really wish she’d write a grown-up novel of this marriage!

The Casson Family Books


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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

  1. Livvy Rawling sounds like she’d be right at home on Instagram or Pinterest. I’d follow her either place! I love accounts that share photos/recipes for food, especially desserts.

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  2. Great list! I like that we both immediately thought of Texts From Jane Eyre! I’d definitely want to follow the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. I’ve never heard of Almost Famous Women, but now I’m intrigued…

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