"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Monday, February 14, 2011

Loving A Great Character

It's the day of love. I love to read, I love to write, and I have a secret crush!

First, let me announce my “Celebrating the Love” Giveaway winners. Even though we didn’t make it to 66 Followers, I decided to give away two prizes.
1.)    Amazon Gift Card – Fred
2.)    John Grisham’s The Broker – Jess
Congratulations to you both. If you will email me your address, I will get those to you.

Now, smell the beautiful flowers, get out the chocolates and Champagne (diet Root Beer for me) and dish on your secret crushes. I mean those characters from a novel you just can’t forget. I know you have one.
There are so many unforgettable men for me: Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird – possibly the world’s best father and defender of the innocent, Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights – we’d all like to believe a man will continue to love us no matter what we do or how long we’ve been deceased, and both Edward Cullen and Jacob Black of the Twilight series (no explanation necessary ;-).
However, if I had to pick just one character from any of the novels I've read, it must be Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice – at first he appears rude, arrogant, and anti-social. Yet we see him struggle with his conscience, emotions and reason. He is in truth a kind and good natured man. Who wouldn’t want to be the one to challenge a man harboring a secret crush on them?

What about you? If you could date/marry any character from a book, who would it be and why?


Angela said...

You hit the nail on the head with Atticus Finch. Does such an amazing man really exist? And congratulations to the winners of your contest.

Kari Marie said...

Congratulations to the winner of your contest! I have to admit I'm Team Edward. *ducks tomato thrown at my head*

Someone else? Orry Main from John Jakes North and South. Of course the TV version may have heavily influenced me. Mmm...Patrick Swayze. I wanted him to break down my parent's door and sweep me off to the South where I could wear one of those dresses.

M Pax said...

I treated myself to a rewatching of P&P last night. So, I'd have to go with Darcy. Happy Valentines! :D

caterpillar said...

Hmm.....I think mine would be Mr.Knightley from Emma...the no nonsense, yet caring kinds....came over from Masked Blogger's blog...Congratulations on the award...

Rebecca T. said...

I love Jacob Black's character. My all time favorite fictional male character is from a series of books that no one has EVER heard of, so it's hard to share the love. His name is Shiloh Irons and is from a series called Cheney Duvall M.D. by Gilbert Winslow. Gilbert Blythe from the Anne books is probably at the top of my list too. Now you've given me a lot to think about :)

Found you from the blogfest (and now I'm a follower, too :)

Sarah McCabe said...

I'm number 66. Do I get a prize? ;)

I have to confess to being a Severus Snape fangirl. I don't know why. I just can't help it.

Also, various characters from Tolkien's legendarium. Feanor, Finrod, Aragorn, Faramir...

britney fitzgerald said...

Edwards and Darcy are def up there for me, but I think my first book love was Strat from Cooney's "Both Sides of Time." Not as well known, but I remember absolutely loving that series.. and of course, Strat!