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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