Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s theme is:
March 2: Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had
This week’s topic is such a good one and I had fun thinking up jobs I’d enjoy doing, even if I was rubbish at them.
A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
Orion owns a teashop and I think I’d enjoy doing the same thing. Serving customers tea and snacks all day would be good fun, and I had a part-time job as a barista while I was at university, so I know I wouldn’t be bad at it.
The House in the Cerulean Sea
I definitely wouldn’t want Linus’s job, but Arthur’s would be quite fun. Being a teacher and caretaker for magical children, one of whom may or may not be the Antichrist? Sure, why not.
The Prince and the Dressmaker
This is a job that I think I’d be terrible at until I practiced, but I think being a dressmaker would be a lot of fun. Especially if I got to make some of the beautiful dresses that Frances does.
Harley in the Sky
Here’s another job I’d probably be rubbish at but that sounds amazing – an aerialist. Doing acrobatics and routines in the air would be amazing (as long as there was a net underneath).
The Downstairs Girl
I really like writing so Jo’s job as a newspaper advice columnist sounds like something I’d love to try. Although giving people life advice is a big responsibility, so I’d definitely want some training first.
The main characters in this series, Malcolm and Seong-Jae, are both detectives and I hope that Kate in an alternative universe is doing that as a job. But although I like the idea of this job, I imagine the reality wouldn’t be as adventurous. I’d love to solve crimes, but I don’t think I’d enjoy seeing dead bodies.
Strange the Dreamer
Lazlo is a LIBRARIAN. I don’t think I really need to say any more than that.
A Darker Shade of Magic
Being a magician for the crown would be right up my street. Being able to use magic and help people? Sign me up. If Kell ever wants a holiday, I’m available to fill in.
The main characters in this story are time travellers. TIME. TRAVELLERS. I would LOVE to do that for a job.
Although this book isn’t out yet (it releases on 29th June) I already think Eris’s job sounds intriguing. She specializes in taking down Windups from the inside so she’s basically a mecha anti-mechanic, as well as a rebel. I’d like to have the skills to assemble things or dismantle them with your hands, so I don’t know if I want her job or if I want to be her best friend.
What do you do for your job now and which characters’ jobs would you like to try?