Tell Me Something Tuesday: Best character jobs

Posted June 8, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 5 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Best character jobs: what are some jobs characters have had that you loved or would like to do?

I am always envious of characters that have jobs in the book world – whether it be as authors, librarians, or bookstore owners. I’ve heard the argument that working with books could ruin them for you, but I don’t think that would be the case for me.

Other jobs I’ve found pretty neat – (magical) wedding planner, archaeologist, coder, and photographer. Since I read a lot of fantasy, a lot of the jobs don’t exist in our world. And even if they did, they’re way too intense for me. I read a decent amount of mystery too, but a cop/detective/PI gig is absolutely not for me.

Would I want to do the jobs I did mention? I don’t know. I’ve read a few teachers and I have yet to see one that really accurately captures what a teacher does, so I doubt these jobs are accurately captured either. But I’m interested!

What about you?

Next week’s topic: What type of reviews do you find helpful in choosing (or avoiding) your next read?

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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5 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Best character jobs

  1. Jen

    Have you ever read any of Olivia Dade’s There’s Something About Marysburg series? Many of her characters are teachers. While I haven’t been a teacher, I feel she does a great job of giving readers a glimpse into the dedication and hard work teachers put into their profession and students. Her stories are fabulous, I adore her characters so much! Let me know if you have read any, I’m curious now as to your impression of her teachers.

  2. Oh, wow. I’ve read so many books that my mind goes completely blank when I try to think of an unusual one I’ve read about. I know there have been some, but do you think I can come up with one? Nope. Gah! So, let me just start listing ones from non-fantasy/paranormal and see what comes up: cop, detective, PI, military, journalist, photographer, teacher, fire fighter, pilot, hair dresser, bookstore owner, knitting shop owner, researcher, computer specialist, waitress/bartender, newspaper owner, carnival owner…wow, this list could get really long real quick. lol I think a job I would like is the owner of a charity foundation that includes a large plot of land where I rescue animals, live off the grid, and provide a home for those aging out of the foster care system. In fact, that’s a job that I have planned for a character should I ever sit my ass down and write it. *coughs*

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