Monday, October 22, 2012

A Musing ~ Character Crushes ~ 10/22/12



Each week Miz B at Should Be Reading asks a bookish question to muse over.

Q. "Do you ever get crushes on fictional characters? Name one (or a few), and tell what you liked…"

I had to chuckle at this question!  Isn't this the whole point of reading?  lol  To be drawn into the characters and their lives...and maybe even crush on them?

I just have to watch that I don't try to compare my husband to the heroes in books because then we end up fighting because he isn't the perfect gentlemen, or doesn't say sweet, sappy things all the time.  Because he is a real and perfectly imperfect.

It is very important to remember these characters are just that.  Fiction.  Sometimes the authors make them seems very real with flaws and quirks but in the end, the book will be read and the next book will be started.

I really struggled with reading fictional romances when I first got married because I felt a bit guilty having character crushes.  hehe  As you can see, I've overcome that!

I just keep in mind that the real deal is so much better than a fictional character.  My own love story is much more important than one in a book :)

Excellent question!

Musing along,

3 comments:

  1. LOl, yes, we have to remember they're fiction :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/10/musing-mondays_22.html

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  2. What a fun answer to a great question!

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  3. I think that's why I don't have a lot of book crushes, me and the boy are talking marriage and it seems weird to be crushing on other people, even fictional characters!

    Sometimes they are too perfect, and that's just boring to me!

    Great answer lady!
    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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