Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ The Broke & the Bookish.

This week's topic:

Top Ten Literary Crushes

Sweet!  I love doing this meme each Tuesday because it really makes me think.  It comes down to either having too many or not enough, which makes me hark back to all the books I've enjoyed over time.

My first 5 are from children's books to account for girlhood crushes:

1)  Gilbert Blythe- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery- Sigh...

2)  Boots- This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall by Gordon Korman- Even though his best friend Bruno was the leader of the pack, Boots (often the fall guy in their pranks) was sweet & smart

3)  Jess- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson- I loved how his friendship with Leslie changed me for the better.

4)  Bart- The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin- I related to Kristy the most and Bart was her boyfriend near the end of the series' run.  I liked him for all the reasons she did :o)

5)  John- The Pigman by Paul Zindel- the one & only bad boy I ever crushed on!

My final 5 are adulthood crushes:

6) John Sampson- Alex Cross series by James Patterson- He's a great sidekick for Alex Cross and so charming.

7)  David Drayton- The Mist by Stephen King- I love how he keeps his head together despite the tragedies and how he leads everyone without being a stand-offish type of hero

8)  Dale "Barbie" Barbara- Under the Dome by Stephen King- You cannot help but like a guy who genuinely means well and is stuck with the title of "new guy in town" the entire 1000+ page novel.

9)  Horatio- Hamlet by William Shakespeare- A loyal character who stands by his best friend, Hamlet, until the end and sends him off with the eulogy, "Good night, sweet prince."

10)  Barry- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby- Biting humour, gross hilarity, unconventional crush but would make a really fun companion :oD


  1. OMG, Bruno and Boots! I loved those guys! I remember the books being great fun. I think I still have a couple somewhere. Might have to look for them.

  2. Horatio is a great one. What a truly loyal friend.

  3. I loved Barry in High Fidelity!! Good call!

  4. I love that you included Barry from High Fidelity. I can't help but picture Jack Black. Nice!

  5. Hilde~ That one immediately came to me when I was thinking of childhood literary crushes :o)

    Avid Reader~ Agreed. Love that character & wish his part was bigger.

    Sarah & Red~ Hee hee...I just love an acerbic wit :oD Love Jack Black's take on Barry in the movie, too!

  6. I used to love reading the Macdonald Hall series when I was a kid - they were hilarious! Yeah, I think I always preferred Boots too...Bruno was such a troublemaker, and then Boots would always end up taking the heat for it, poor guy. He was way nicer too :D

  7. A friend of a friend in university carried around a dance card with Gilbert Blythe's name on it. He didn't do anything for me personally, but there must be something about him....

  8. Gilbert, of course. Why didn't I think of him? We actually don't have any matching choices. Weird. So many books, so many crushes!

  9. Oh my gosh!! Bart from the BSC! That is awesome!

    Thanks for participating!

    -Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish & The Perpetual Page-Turner

  10. Barbie almost made it onto my list. He's such a great guy.

    I didn't even think about Gilbert!