Tuesday, December 28, 2010

so...I fell in love with a book again...

which probably happens too often. I have several potential love-interests lined up in several works of literature.
(also, SURPRISE! It's me. Caroline. Anna threw down the gauntlet and said, "Carl? Get off your behind and start posting. Or else." So, what could I do? I hope you don't mind.)


As I was saying.

Have you ever fallen in love with...a fictional character? Because...I have. Many times. It's the hair, it's the eyes, it's the crooked smile that looks just right...mmmmmmMMAAaaannd it's...A FICTIONAL CHARACTER. And yet...I don't seem to care. I just fall in love again.

AND IT'S ALL IN MY HEAD. Oh, of course, the author describes several things about the character that I love [see: hair, eyes, crooked smile]. The personality, the charming quirks, the oh-my-gosh-why-can't-he-just-appear-right-now-in-front-of-me  factor...

So Anna and I read this book. Within a few days of each other. This book is called Anna and the French Kiss. This author wrote it. (cue: click on the word author. Right now. I promise you'll be happy you did. Ok, come on, click the link, and then come back to this post...waiting...waiting...ok. Good job. Now, wasn't that worth it?) Lemme just say...before my maturity gets the better of me...


A'hem. (wow. two "a'hems" in one post? I must be kind of distracted or something.)

To furthur explain my point, (see above), this character is

an American boy with a French name and an English accent.

I mean...COME ON. What defense do I have against that? And she knew! She knew I would fall in love with him! 

Go read the book. Now.

Anna and I also read this other book. It's called Paranormalcy. (Ooh!! Fun-side-story/attention-deficit time: I KNOW the author. (cue: click on author again.) She's so awesome. Anna and I are really good friends with her younger brother, who is our age, which makes us cool too, by association. Right? Of course right.)

And guess what? I fell in love with THAT guy, too.

I'm telling you. It's getting to be a problem. And on that note, I have composed THE LIST.

THE LIST is bound to be altered, added on to, or brought up again, so keep an eye out for it. It is prone to change at any moment, by me or Anna. So. Enjoy! And please, we take suggestions.

 (in no particular order...because how am I supposed to rank or rate them with a number system? Impossible.)

Mr. Darcy
full name: Fitzwilliam Darcy
memorable quote: "You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever."
book: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (this kind of goes without saying...but the list must be complete.)
Etienne (!!)
full name: Etienne St. Clair
memorable quote: "Will you please tell me you love me? I'm dying here."
book: Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Mr. Rochester
full name: Edward Fairfax Rochester
memorable quote: "I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you--especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly."
book: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
full name: Lend
memorable quote: "Small price to pay for getting to hold your hand."
book: Paranormalcy, by Kiersten White

As I said, this list is far from over. And any suggestions are more than welcome.

Now, please excuse me...I have a date. With the boy in my head. Today it's Mr. Darcy.

Much love,
Caroline Grace


Miss Shelby said...

So....I want to read. Both of those. NOW! I'm borrowing them.

Brynne Blythe said...

Dear Caroline.
One. BOOK CLUB. I think this is a necessity. I'm gonna go facebook you about it.
Two. I have a similar list, I'm so glad we're friends. :)

Lizzy Alexander said...

Um...Just read Anna and the French kiss....ahhhhhhh