Sunday, December 02, 2007

I'd So Totally Make Out With...

11:05 p.m. / 23:05

This interesting lil' meme that velocibadgergirl* tagged me for awhile back is supposed to be called Ten Literary Characters I Would Totally Make Out With If I Were Single and They Were Real But I’m Not, Single I Mean, I Am Real, But I’m Also Happily Married and Want to Stay That Way So Maybe We Should Forget This, but since I am not happily (or unhappily) married it didn't seem fitting. The real thing still applies I guess. I'm real; they're not. This makes me think of the whole Kermit the Frog issue... but I digress. Anyway, I haven't listed the characters in any special order. My apologies to their equally unreal loves.

Marcus Flutie from the Jessica Darling series, which begins with Sloppy Firsts, by Megan McCafferty

Bill Weasly from the Harry Potter series, which begins with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling

Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Joe Morelli from the Stephanie Plum series, which begins with One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich

Charlie Lawton from the Sammy books, which begin with Sammy's Hill, by Kristin Gore

Rad Cooper from Accent On April by Betty Cavanna

Simon Stein from In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Izaya Feingold-Upchurch from Daughter's Keeper by Ayelet Waldman

Joshua from Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

Forney Hull from Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

I like to think there's some variety here. Some of them, like Simon, Charlie and Forney are exactly the type of characters people expect me to pick. Others, like Joe and Izaya might not be my type normally. For those who haven't realized it, I included a fictional Jesus. Joshua is Jesus in Lamb. I didn't think about it really while I read the book, but when I started working on this list, he seemed to fit. Mr. Darcy probably seems very cliche... oh well. Rad Cooper is from an old (like 1960's) high school romance I read ever so many years ago. It was my mom's when she was young. It seems to be out of print now. So... there you have it.

*Incidentally, she also tagged me for that alphabet one, I just forgot to say so!

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