I’ll Come Running: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday
Each week The Broke and the Bookish will post a new Top Ten list that one or more of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

The Color Purple
Shug and Ceilie in The Color Purple by Alice Walker

“If she come, I be happy. If she don’t, I be content. And then I figure this the lesson I was suppose to learn.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)
Harry, Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

“But will it cover all three of us?” said Ron.
“All – all three of us?”
“Oh, come off it, you don’t think we’d let you go alone?”
“Of course not,” said Hermione briskly. How do you think you’d get to the Stone without us?”

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

“Still I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales. We’re in one, of course; but I mean: put into words, you know, told by the fireside, or read out of a great big book with red and black letters, years and years afterwards. And people will say: ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring!’ And they’ll say: ‘Yes, that’s one of my favourite stories, Frodo was very brave, wasn’t he dad?’ ‘Yes, my boy, the famousest of the hobbits, and that’s saying a lot.’ ”

“It’s saying a lot too much.” said Frodo, and he laughed, a long clear laugh from his heart.

“Why Sam,” he said, “to hear you somehow makes me as merry as if the story was already written. But you’ve left out one of the chief characters” ‘ Samwise the stouthearted, I want to hear more about Sam, dad. Why didn’t they put in more of his talk, dad? That’s what I like, it makes me laugh. And Frodo wouldn’t have got far without Sam, would he, dad?’ ”

“Now, Mr. Frodo,” said Sam, “you shouldn’t make fun. I was serious.”

“So was I,” said Frodo, “and so I am.”

Chaos Walking: The Complete Trilogy
Todd and Viola from Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

“It’s always nice when two people who don’t got no one else find each other as friends.”

Charlotte’s Web (Trophy Newbery)
Charlotte and Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Wilbur blushed. “But I’m not terrific, Charlotte. I’m just about average for a pig.”

“You’re terrific as far as I’m concerned,” replied Charlotte, sweetly, “and that’s what counts. You’re my best friend, and I think you’re sensational. Now stop arguing and go get some sleep!”

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection)
Holmes & Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.” 

By John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men
George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

“With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us.”

Lennie broke in. “But not us! An’ why? Because… because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.” He laughed delightedly. “Go on now, George!”

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes [BOX SET]
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”

Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (4 Books)
Leroy ‘Encyclopedia’ Brown & Sally Kimbal in the Encyclopedia Brown Series by Donald J. Sobol

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own MakingThe Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

September and A-through-L in the Fairyland Stories by Catherynne M. Valente

“Hearts set about finding other hearts the moment they are born, and between them, they weave nets so frightfully strong and tight that you end up bound forever in hopeless knots, even to the shadow of a beast you knew and loved long ago.”