It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators.
N is for Nerds
As a fellow nerd (who seems to be growing in her nerd super-power lately), I enjoy seeing other nerds in stories – solving mysteries, saving their friends with expert knowledge they’ve found in books or online, researching ne’er do wells (Ha! another word for N), and my personal favorite, reading.
- Sherlock Holmes – forget the highly functioning sociopath thing for a minute, at this core, Mr. Holmes is a nerd. And to quote the woman (Irene Adler), “brainy is the new sexy.”
- Hermione Granger – ha, like I even have to explain this one! We all know she’s a giant nerd and the only reason Ron and Harry didn’t die in just about every book. On behalf of nerds everywhere – Harry and Ron, you’re welcome.
- Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) – okay, maybe she wasn’t a full nerd, but she was exceedingly well-read, which is an important attribute of nerdiness and one of the things that Darcy found super sexy…btw – Darcy, the original nerd fanboy? 😉