Technology is like a cat; it knows when you don’t like it. (And vice versa.) But despite my love-hate relationship with technology, I must admit that there are innumerable benefits to the internet. While trolling some of my favorite websites, I wondered which sites would be most used by literary characters. Here are my thoughts—please add yours!
Emma Woodhouse—dating sites. Not for her, of course, but for you. Emma knows you need someone special in your life, and there are only so many men bumbling around Highbury. She’s created profiles for you on Match.com, eHarmony, Christian Mingle, Farmers Only, and Our Time. (Emma wants to keep your options open.)
Charlotte A. Cavatica—dictionary.com. That Word of the Day would sure come in handy, eradicating the need to bribe Templeton for word-related errands. (Though I’m not sure Wilbur would appreciate being called a galoot or a scaramouch.)
Eloise at the Plaza—Amazon. One-click purchasing, two-day shipping, and unlimited uttering of “Charge it, please, thank you very much!” It’s terribly, terribly, terribly wonderful to receive your pink tutu so quickly, and rawther delightful to have so many packages to open. (Gird your loins, Nanny.)
Luna Lovegood—Etsy. She could open her own shop, selling handmade jewelry and Hogwarts School Spirit Accessories! Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Just order up a pair of Luna’s svelte radish earrings. Ready to pop the question to your beloved? Nothing says “You are the nargle to my mistletoe” like one of Luna’s signature beetle rings.
Ma Ingalls—Pinterest. Since there’s no Target near her little house on the prairie, Ma is all about DIY decorating and gift-giving. Thank goodness the rustic look is back in—she has scads of burlap.