I love the drive, drama, passion and mission that make books and characters so great but I always enjoy reading those parts of the story that just emphasise the fun side of our favourite characters. This is a post about some of the lighthearted things which make these stories even better and make me fall in love with the characters a little bit more… *contains mild spoilers for some very popular series*

1. Zip lining in Divergent


It was the moment where I really felt that Tris truly became Dauntless and lived up to the name in the best possible way! I would love to do this too πŸ™ˆβ˜ΊοΈ

2. Magnus’ party in City of Bones


I loved his party and bits of it had me laughing to myself and wishing I got invited to things like that (I’d avoid the drinks though) 🍹

3.  The baseball game in Twilight

 This was so much fun until it all went to hell! I loved finding out things that the Cullens did with their vampire powers which were purely for the fun of being immortal and better than everyone else at everything! ⚾️

4. Quidditch in Harry Potter


So like 99% of the time when Harry was playing quidditch, no one was trying to kill him… Okay maybe like 50% of the time… Or 30%… Either way he was having fun and I felt like we got to know a lot about him and his friends and teammates through it without it having to do with being the chosen one! ⚑️

5. The Hunger games when…


Oh right, the games part of the Hunger Games was no fun in the traditional sense of fun 😳 but the interviews were pretty great

6. And in Game of Thrones when…


Remember when Ned found out about Cersei’s children and then… No that was no fun… But then there was the time when Drogo and Danerys were really happy and everything was coming together and… Okay maybe not then then… But then Robb and his wife and his mother went to that wedding and weddings are always fun… Well okay nearly always… But Joffrey’s wedding, that one was definitely worth smiling over! 🐲

That’s all of the ones I can think of off the top of my head, can you think of any more? 😊 xoxo

18 thoughts on “Why lighthearted parts of books are so important πŸ˜‚

  1. One great humorous moment in a dire situation that always stands out for me is in The Hobbit when the dwarves are kidnapped by the trolls. Thanks to their arguing over how to cook their catch Bilbo is able to save the day.

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  2. I’m a huge fan of humor in stories. I think C. S. Lewis did this well in “The Magician’s Nephew.” I love the scene with Queen Jadis discovering her powers don’t work on earth and all of the hijinks associated with that. The whole scene with her trying to commandeer a coach and get people to bow to her is really pretty hilarious.

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