Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fictional Crushes

We bookish girls have lots of literary crushes. Here are mine . . .

George Cooper from The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
Eugenides from The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (hmm...I seem to have a thing for thieves)
Frederick Garland from the Sally Lockhart trilogy by Philip Pullman
Henry DeTamble from The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Captain Wentworth from Persuasion by Jane Austen
Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling
Wes from The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
Mel from Sunshine by Robin McKinley

And, okay, I admit it, I've got a few from the TV, too . . .

Josh Lyman from The West Wing
Jess from The Gilmore Girls
George from Grey's Anatomy

I know you have your fictional crushes too...want to share them in the comments?


  1. Hey Martha,

    I can't think of any literary crushes other than Harold and his trusty purple crayon. But I do have a few tv crushes which actually stem from literary characters. I absolutely love Charles Ingalls from LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. He's cute and best of all, he's just a great guy. I also like Clark Kent of SMALLVILLE. (Superman Fame) He is quite a hottie!

    -Niki Schoenfeldt

  2. I'm with you on Frederick Garland. He's a sweetie. I'd add Mr. Darcy and Colonel Brandon. I also tend to like baddish guys. I liked Snape because I fantasized that I could rescue him from his own horrible personality. I'd have to wash his hair first, of course.

  3. Darcy is on my list of fictional crushes, as well as Neville from Harry Potter, several of L.J. Smith's characters, Eric from the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris, and Michael Moscovitz from the Princess Diaries. Fictional characters are just so appealing!