Saturday, April 05, 2008

Confessions of a bibliophile...

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It's almost summer. Know what that means? Reading! Lots and lots of reading! Whatever books I want. On my timetable. Ah, books.

TOP TEN LITERARY CRUSHES UP TO THIS POINT OF MY LIFE:

10. All of the Stripling Warriors from "The Book of Mormon"
Come on, what teenage Mormon girl didn't crush a little bit on those obedient boys?

9. Peter from "Peter Pan"
He broke my heart along with Wendy's for always being a boy, but I wouldn't want him any other way.

8. Atticus Finch from "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Although sometimes I'm in love with him, and other times I feel the sort of motherly affection that a kindly neighbor woman might.

7. Nephi from "Romancing the Nephites"
Notably not from the Book of Mormon itself, but the above book is a deep dark secret of my past. I don’t recommend it, but if you happen to read it, don’t judge me. I was young.

6. Cal Trask from "East of Eden"
Might have something to do with the fact that James Dean plays him in the movie.

5. Laurie from "Little Women"
That scene when he's confessing his feelings to Jo? Breaks my heart every time.

4. Rhett Butler from "Gone With the Wind"
I hate it when I'm attracted to stereotypes.

3. Edward from "Twilight"
Damn pop culture Mormon vampire book. I like it even though everything tells me I shouldn't.

2. Holden Caulfield from "Catcher in the Rye"
Dear sweet sensitive intelligent boy.

1. Stan Claxton from "The Whistling Toilets"
Quirky and wonderfully human young man.

2 comments:

Star Child said...
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Star Child said...

Okay, so I have been a Twilight fan practically from the beginning and I see no shame in it. Why then, my dear, do you. . . Also, if I started reading the series before it became popular does that mean I am buying into pop culture or do I predate it?

P.S. Never insult a vampire, it could come back and bite you. Just a word to the wise.