Friday, February 18, 2011

Blog Chain: Literary Love

This post was supposed to be up yesterday, but yesterday was crazy and I forgot. So I'm late, again, but I'm here. This chain was started by Shaun, who asked:

Who is your favorite literary couple and why?

This one shouldn't have been so hard for me to answer. I love a story with a good romantic angle, but for some reason, I really had to search for my answer.

Other than Katniss and Gale :(, the one that really sticks out in my mind is Violet and Jay from THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting. I love the sweet innocence of their relationship. There's no "Oh, we're both so hot, why aren't we making out?" element. It's starts out as friendship and slowly builds into something more. Much more believable than all the lust-filled romances out there. So since I love their relationship so much, it makes perfect sense that this is one of my favorite books. And the cover's pretty too. :)

So, who is your favorite literary couple? Any aspects of a relationship that have to be there for you to love it?

Be sure to check out Christine's post from yesterday, and Kat's post, which, since I'm a slacker, is up today and ready for your reading pleasure. :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe. I love that their relationship is so real and grounded. And I love that it blossomed over time.

    And Team Gale? Really?? REALLY?? :)

  2. I have to say I was Team Peeta all the way but mainly because the author focused so much more on them than Gale. I loved the relationship between the couple from Perfect Chemistry. Their relationship has stayed with me.

  3. So angry, Karen. ;) I just thought Katniss had a better chance at long-term happiness with Gale. Too many dark memories between her and Peeta, too many reminders, but, apparently, I'm in the minority with the that opinion....

    I've never read the Anne of Green Gables books, but my little sister loved them. :)

    Laura: It's been a while since I read Perfect Chemistry, but that's one my favorites too. :)

  4. It's hard to pick, but I think I have to pick Yvaine and Tristran from Stardust. It's just such a sweet lovestory, unique, and yet somehow familiar at the same time. Of course, it doesn't hurt that every time I read it I hear Neil Gaiman narrating in my head.

    And honestly, I thought Gale was too good for Katniss! Oh! ;) I love Katniss and all, but Gale needed someone who lived for herself first, not for others, which was part of the reason I think Peeta was drawn to her. Don't worry, I'm gonna stop now before I start over-analyzing.

    (Also, those aam people spent a grand total of 8 minutes in our department today. All that craziness for 8 minutes!)

  5. Tere:8 minutes? Well, at least it was over quick. No one standing over you, looking over there museum glasses at you, examining your every move. That is what you were expecting, right? ;)

    I loved the movie Stardust! Didn't know it was a book first, so my next stop will have to be I think this Nook is going to break me....

    And Gale too good for Katniss? Hmm. Never thought of it from that angle, but I can see your point. Now I'm rethinking everything. Maybe Suzanne Collins should write another series, this one about the rebuilding with Gale as the MC. He would be a good, strong MC. Don't worry, I'm not getting my hopes up. Too many Peeta lovers out there. ;)

  6. This blog is really beautiful, I'm from Malaysia!

  7. I was Team Gale, too, until the end.

    Brit and Alex (Perfect Chemistry) and Violet and Jay (The Body Finder) are also my favorite couples too. :D

  8. OMG, this chain is giving me so many books to add to my TBR pile. And now another one. How can I resist though - I love romance:)

  9. I haven't read this one...yay, another book to add to the TBR pile!! :D

  10. I loved teh Body Finder - such a great book!

  11. ooo I just got this book! Now I'm even more excited to read it :D

  12. Great pick! I also have to tell you that Peeta was my pick for Katniss all the way through.

  13. When I was a kid, I thought you needed that movie element in relationships--like fire right away. But then I grew up and saw that the best relationships often build slowly. Nice choice.