TGIF: Supporting Characters & FF: Mother’s Day

May 10, 2012 Feature and Follow, Meme, TGIF 29

TGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.
Supporting Characters: We tend to gush over those main characters the most, but what about those supporting roles? Who are some of your favorites?

I love good supporting characters!  They can fit a wide range of rolls but they must a) be more of a help than a hindrance and b) not be annoying.  I have many favorites but I’m just going to focus on two books.
JK Rowling HP 1 and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter Books
Best.  Supporting.  Characters.  Ever.  Obviously the books revolve around Harry Potter, so that leaves us with Ron, Hermione, Voldemort, Fred and George, Neville, Ginny, Luna, Malfoy, McGonagall, Snape, Dumbledore, Sirius, Hagrid, Tonks, Lupin, Moaning Myrtle, Crabbe and Goyle, Percy, Charlie, Dudley, the Dursleys, Bellatrix, Lucius, Ollivander, Rita Skeeter, Krum, Dobby, Dementors, Lockhart, Nearly Headless Nick…
Do I need to continue?  Do I need to explain?  I didn’t think so.
(Sorry the list is so random but that’s the order they came to mind. I’m also sorry I couldn’t name them all!)
Kendare Blake Anna Dressed in Blood
Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares
Thomas and Carmel are flipping awesome!  I just read Girl of Nightmares so they were the first ones that came to mind.  They are a really good match for Cas as well as being well developed, likeable characters.



Feature & Follow is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. Every week they feature a new blogger and ask a question.  Learn more about Feature & Follow. 

Q: This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother’s Day, in celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

You wouldn’t think this would be such a hard question but it took me awhile to come up with some mother/child relationships.  Lately I’ve been reading a lot of YA, most of which have missing parents or bad parents.  But here is the one I’ve come up with.

Susan Beth Pfeffer Life as We Knew itLife as We Knew It: Miranda and her mom.  They had a really good relationship filled with a lot of “I have to look out for my children” and “I have to look out for my mom.”  Even though it’s a post apocalyptic novel most the focus is on family and relationships.  Miranda and her mom’s relationship changes and grows throughout.

Also my friend Steph from The Fake Steph Dot Com is one of the features for today so you should be sure to check her out.  She’s awesome and really funny and is currently very obsessed with The Scorpio Races.  ;)


29 Responses to “TGIF: Supporting Characters & FF: Mother’s Day”

  1. Bittner

    You’re right, Harry Potter has amazing supporting characters!
    I haven’t read Life As We Knew It but you are right about that question too, there aren’t a lot of parent/child relationships depicted in literature. Even the ones that are alive and fairly decent parents just don’t get to have much time in the plot.

  2. fakesteph

    Harry Potter and Anna both have seriously amazing supporting characters. And I haven’t read Life As We Knew It, but I’ve only heard good things about it! :)

    • fakesteph

      And I really am completely OBSESSED with the Scorpio Races!!! I was SOOOOO annoyed that I couldn’t find a way to fit it into my Follow Friday post, because Puck is an orphan and Sean’s mother left the island for the main land when he was very little, so he’s an orphan, even if not technically!

  3. Sophie

    Oh Life as We Knew It looks amazing:)This will be my first feature and follow, and, seeing as I’m a new follower, I would love if you would return the the favor? If you’d like of course

  4. Valery @ The Boof Of Owl's

    I have this book in my TBR list! Now ill move it to my ASAP list!

    Im a new blogger! Glad to meet knew readers!
    Following ^.^

    my FF post

    Valery • The Book Of Owl’s

  5. Ashley R

    I completely left HP off mine because I was seriously just going to name every dang character ever possibly mentioned haha. (I did consider just having Luna though, because I lovelovelove her character so much.) And I’ve been hearing some great things about Anna Dressed in Blood, I hope to read it soon.

    Happy friday!
    My TGIF

  6. Kathryn

    Agree wholeheartedly, Harry Potter has some wonderful and memorable supporting characters.

  7. Jamie

    Thanks for stopping by! I have read Like As WE Knew It, but it sounds like something I would like.

    Old follower!


  8. Jen Witch

    Crazy tough question right. i haven’t read Life as we knew it but it’s good to hear there are books with parents present.


  9. Sophie

    I also had a hard time choosing the book. Sadly I don’t know either of the books! I’ll have to search for more books with this theme.

    New follower :)
    My FF

  10. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Nice answers! Yes, Harry Potter has ALL the best characters! And I need to read Anna Dressed in Blood – AND I have Life as We Knew It on my shelf, waiting to be read!! One of these days I’ll get to it!