Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #6 - Heart Throbs

Even though my husband accuses me of living in a fantasy world with all of my books, I assure you, I'm completely and totally grounded in reality. BUT...if I could live in a book which one would it be? I'm going to make that decision by the men I've fallen in love with between the pages of the books.
Jace Wayland from City of Bones definitely makes the cut. He is brave, smart, a super fighter, and has a wonderful sense of humor. When I read The Mortal Instruments Trilogy Jace was my all time favorite character. I would totally love to be Clary in these books.
I'm not particularly happy with this picture, but it is the one on the author's website.  This is Shane Collins from The Morganville Vampire series. Shane is great. He has a good sense of humor, is a loyal friend, and so nice when it comes to Claire.  Even though he is extremely attracted to her, he is respectful of the fact that she is younger than him and doesn't rush or force her to do anything she doesn't want to do.
Of course I can't leave Edward Cullen off the list. Even though he is controlling and hides the truth from Bella (to keep her safe), I'd still be happy to spend my eternal, vampire life with him. I know in the Twilight books, the vampire bite is extremely painful and I can't remember if they bite each other during "romantic" times or not.  But, I prefer the vampire myth where the vampire bite is intoxicating. So, in my make-believe world Edward's bite would be mind-blowing.
Lovely, lovely Harry Potter.  He has grown into an extremely handsome man. His awkwardness and quiet way makes him so cute. Loyalty is a huge part of his character as well.  It also doesn't hurt him that he knows magic. Just think, he could whip up dinner, clean the house, and make traveling REALLY easy, all with the flick of the wrist. 
Sam from SHIVER would be another choice. I'm not sure I like this picture for him, but this is a person many fans have said they would choose as Sam. Sam is so romantic. He has watched Grace from afar for years, waiting for a chance to meet her in person. Once he gets the chance, he'll do anything to stay with her. He also has loyalty running through his veins.  He is loyal to Grace and to his pack. So sexy!

Now it is your turn.  Who are your literature heart throbs? Create a post on your blog and come back here to link your post using Mr. Linky. You have until Wednesday night to post.


  1. Yes, it's true: guys who are controlling, lying and manipulating are only doing it to keep you safe! Find a fella like that, gals! And remember, if he hits you it's because he loves you the very most!

  2. I HEART THIS CHALLENGE Karin! Two of my favourites thing but together gorgeous boys and books ;P

  3. this is a great, really original challenge!

  4. This one definitely made me think! Thanks for the challenge, Karin.

  5. This was really fun :) Made me laugh at myself a lot!!