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July 28: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)
1. Fahrenheit 451; Ray Bradbury. Guy Montag risks a lot for books–he’s definitely a book nerd.
2. Don Quixote; Miguel Cervantes. So what if he tilts at windmills? He still loves a good story.
3. Matilda; Roald Dahl. A very smart little book lover, and one not willing to let the bullies win.
4. The Big Over Easy; Jasper Fforde. Thursday Next loves books and solves book crimes. What more could you want?
5. The Fault in Our Stars; John Green. Hazel Grace doesn’t just love books, she infects someone else with her nerdy fandom. Which is perfect.
6. The Light Fantastic; Terry Pratchett. There’s plenty of books with the Librarian, a transformed orangutan in them, but this is the first, I think. He loves books, even the ones that bite (magic does weird things to books.)
7. Harry Potter series; J.K. Rowling. Hermione is one of my favorite book nerds–she puts her reading to good use.
8. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore; Robin Sloan. Mr. Penumbra is a book lover of magical proportions.
9. Library Wars; Kiiro Yumi. Iku Kasahara is a brave book lover–the first woman on the library defense force (think cops for books, since censorship is really dangerous these days.)
10. The Book Thief; Markus Zusak. Liesel Meminger saves a book from burning, holding the still-hot book next to her skin despite the pain. That’s dedication!