August 8, 2012

certifiably crushable

Remember your first crush?

Mine was Prince Eric. With his broad shoulders, thick black hair, piercing blue eyes and a sense of adventure to match my own, he had my 3-year-old heart in his clutches before the chorus finished singing "Fathoms Below."

My second crush was a boy who lived down the street. He moved before kindergarten, tearing me to pieces in the process. I thought I might never love again.

But my third crush was the soft-spoken, horse loving hero of the Little House series. At 7, I knew Almanzo Wilder was the man for me. Every time I have gone back to those books, he is always there: reliable, dependable and still devastatingly crushable.

I have been a boy crazy reader ever since.

For the next several weeks, I will pay homage to the literary men who captured my heart -- and on occasion, my lusty thoughts. I will delve into my favorite quotes, moments and how they make me swoon by existing even in an imaginary sense.

Join me as I countdown my top 10 literary character heartthrobs in a new blog series, Certifiably Crushable, which begins, tomorrow.

In the meantime, you dish: Who is your biggest character crush?

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3 comments:

  1. You will laugh at this...when I was in 4th grade I read David Copperfield and loved it. Then right after I finished the book, I saw the magician David Copperfield on TV, and for a moment I thought it was the same person I had read about...and he was so handsome! I was disappointed when it hit me that it was NOT the same person.That was probably first, but Manly - and also Cap - came shortly thereafter, as did Gilbert Blythe, and they all 3 are still tops. I never did like Laurie at all - I was SO glad Jo turned him down.

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  2. character crush?
    ummm
    lemme think...

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  3. Teddy from LM Montgomery's "Emily" books. Gilbert, from "Anne", too, of course, but Teddy was always my one true love ;)

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