Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Abducted by my favorite couples

A little over two months ago, as you may remember, a lot of us book bloggers were making up questions for each other and then tagging our friends to see what their answers would be.

I made it a point to answer the questions provided by certain friends of mine, however their was one friend that I didn't respond to. And that friend was....Stephanie over at The Fake

Sorry Steph! But the reason why I never answered your questions was because you stumped me!

The very first question on Steph's list was...

1. What are your three favorite literary couples?

I had no idea how to answer that! I mean, because if you stop and think about it, sure there are a lot of books that involve characters in relationships that I like. But every single one that I could think of, I found myself liking one person in the couple more then the other.

For example: In Outlander I love Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall as a couple, but I love Jamie way more then I love Claire. 

Why did that matter so much to me? Because the seventh question on her list was...

7. You have to permanently break up one of the couples from question one.  Who do you choose?

I know Steph is probably going to say that I was putting waaaay too much thought into this, but I felt like it wouldn't be fair if I put a couple down as my answer if I knew that it wouldn't hurt me when I was forced to break them up later. 

But luckily, I have finally read some additional books with couples in them that I love! And I am ready to answer your questions Steph! 

1. What are your three favorite literary couples?
Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables; Cable and Janie from the Wake series; and Adam and Josey from The Sugar Queen! And I'm going to go ahead and throw in Lola and Cricket for good measure!

2. Pick two authors you'd love to see team up to write a book together.
Two of my favorite authors are Nick Hornby and John Green and I think they could be great together!

3. What is the most memorable conversation you've had with a stranger about a book? 
I'm going to have to say none, because if I have to think this hard to come up with one it must not have been that memorable!

4. Why did you start book blogging?
Kate (aka MidnightBookGirl) held a gun to my head and made me!

5. Who has the best coffee...Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, or WaWa?
Well, I don't know what WaWa or Caribou Coffee are but ever since readathon I have been obsessed with Gevalia's vanilla blend! It smells AMAZING!!!

6. What is your least favorite book and why?

7. You have to permanently break up one of the couples from question one. Who do you choose? 
Okay, well, this may come as a surprise to some people, but I'm going to break up Anne and Gilbert! To be honest, I have only read the first book in the Anne of Green Gables series. But I have seen all of the movies. And I personally was not to fond of Anne's growing relationship with Jack Garrison in Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. Sure they were just friends and maybe we are supposed to believe that their affection for each other didn't go beyond mutual respect, but still. If I have to permanently break up one of my treasured literary couples, then I have to say them. Although, as I type this I am remembering that scene at the end with Anne is on stage and sees Gilbert in the audience, I could cry right now! Damn, I have to move on before I change my mind!

8. Recommend a book for me.
I don't want to play the "you owe me one card" (although after reading Percy Jackson and the Curse Workers and Georgia Nicolson you do...kind know...) but since you included it on your very own question list I would say; Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz!

9. What is something from a futuristic novel that you are hopeful will one day exist in real life?
In the book Cinder, the girls play a game like chess but the game pieces were figurines styled after the players favorite celebrities. I remember when I read that all I could think was; Why did my sisters and I not think to do that when we were playing Guess Who all through out our childhoods??? I would love to have something like that, it would be so fun!

10. Kill, Marry, Makeout: Ranger Morelli, Deisel (did I spell his name right? guess you know where he is on my list).
Well, I have never read the Stephanie Plum series so I don't really have strong feelings for any of these people and I don't even know who Deisel is! But I would say...Kill Deisel, make out with Morellie, and marry Ranger!


Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Where to start...

I love that the first and seventh question stumped you so bad that you waited MONTHS to answer it. I sadly do not put enough thought into anything!

Johan, yup, love Gevalia coffee too, although I've only tried the chocolate mocha and decaf.

And... the gun was a bb gun, lets not distort the truth. ;)

fakesteph said...

At close range a BB gun could still do some serious damage...

I LOVE how much time you put into it! And THANK GOD you didn't break up Lol and Cricket!!!! And... I just picked Odd Thomas up from the library yesterday. I was going to read it, because Odd Thomas is Kate's book boyfriend and I'm a book slut, but now I'm going to read it, because I owe you. :)

I've had Juliet, Naked on my shelf for months now. I bought it because I know how much you love Nick Hornby! I need to read it and Wake!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Great answers! And I love your celebrity Guess Who game! Did you make that photo yourself????

Kimberly @ Midnight Book Girl said...

Caribou Coffee is in the midwest (and I'm sure other places but we only have one here and it's at the airport which is totally inconvenient) and it's better than Starbucks. I miss it so much.

I know I've never heard the story from you but I've heard from Kate how your blog got started and I think your description was pretty accurate ;)

Btw, I can't believe you didn't comment on the comment I made in last weeks Top Ten Tuesday! It was tailor made for you, and I got no response! :(

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

As I read this post, there were two moments when I screamed no! in my head. Lol. First Anne and Gilbert must NEVER break up. They are so cute and I just love them and love them and love them so much. They would make my list of best literary couples as well. Jack is a nobody. And marrying Ranger...oh my gosh...that would be too intense for me (though I know you don't know who he is). I would make out with him for sure.

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