Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.
APRIL 9: QUALITIES OF A BOOK BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND? (Suggested by DANI)
Prompts: Do you have any book boyfriends/girlfriends? What makes you fall in love with them? Is there anything all your favorite book boyfriends/girlfriends have in common? Do you prefer they come from certain genres?
This is such a fun one, I can’t wait to see what everyone else who is participating says about this one. Unfortunately, I don’t think my own response will be that exciting, since I’m not really one to romanticize characters and wish they were real to be my boyfriend or girlfriend. If anything, I would want to be the character, rather than date them.
One of the first characters I definitely remember wanting to be, or to be friends with, was surprise surprise, Hermione Granger. Cliché right? Haha. I guess I just wanted to be smart, but also what I wouldn’t give to be a precocious child attending Hogwarts (as we all once dreamed at age 11). But I definitely never wanted to date her.
My favourite type of character to read about or read in the perspective of definitely follows a common trend. I tend to really get behind the strong female heroines who are breaking down social norms and facing the cruel world with their head held high. Something about the freedom in the way they live and approach their lives really inspires me. Characters like Evelyn from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo or Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha, something about going through hardships and making it out through the fire – yes! And my most recent love, Audrey Rose Wadsworth from the Stalking Jack The Ripper series, simply brilliant.Continue reading “Let’s Talk Bookish – Qualities of a Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend?”