Thursday, March 1, 2012

Booking Through Thursday - Different Kind of Romance

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

This week's question is:

Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character? Who and what about them did you love?

First I should mention that I tend to fall much faster and harder for TV and film characters than literary characters. I don't know why, maybe it's because on TV I can see their physical appearance very clearly, whereas characters in books are always a little fuzzy in my head.

That being said, I have fallen in love with a character from a book: Aragorn from Lord of the Rings. Admittedly I watched the first movie before reading the book so I already had the image of Viggo Mortensen on my mind, but I'm pretty sure I would have fallen for Aragorn anyway. He's the ultimate man really; mysterious, noble, ruggedly handsome, strong and courageous (and in the book he even has a sense of humour).

I also have a bit of a crush on quite a few characters - Dirk Pitt (Dirk Pitt adventures), Locke Lamora (The Lies of Locke Lamora), Sam Howard (Winter Solstice), Joe Morelli (Stephanie Plum series), Keiro (Incarceron & Sapphique)... And I used to have the biggest crush on Nancy Drew's boyfriend Ned Nickerson when I was a kid. He was dreamy. Nowadays I rather seem to fancy Carson Drew instead... ;)


Tribute Books Mama said...

Yes, I agree physical appearance helps, to see someone in person.

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

Hmm- I get wonderful images of the guys that I read about, but I can see how that would be true.

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Eva said...

I have crushes on fictional characters from movies, tv and books. I didn't think about anyone from LOTR, guess I should have :-)

LibrarySnake said...

Yes, sometimes it is easier to have crushes on characters in movies or tv.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me about Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn.

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