...Book Boyfriends! Rawr!
I am a member of quite a few online book groups. The usual suspects, Shelfari and Goodreads, of course, and I also peruse (read: stalk) some of my favourite authors websites, too.
- A couple of the best authors in terms of keeping up a good blog and correspondence with their stalke- er, sorry, their fans, is Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison. So if you are a fan of Kate Daniels and/or Rachel Morgan, you should definitely check both of those out.-
So, anyway, the chatter this week in my groups has been mostly about Book Boyfriends, largely due to a new group that was started by Lauren from Lauren's Book Bag called....um, My Book Boyfriends.
It does what it says on the tin, okay?. Here is the link for anyone who wants to come and play http://www.shelfari.com/groups/92669/about
My book boyfriends often fall into two select categories. There are the uber alpha male types who are all big, manly and often leather-clad warriors of some sort, and whom if I actually met in really life I would probably melt into a big, gooey puddle on the floor from fan-girl overload.
Then there are the more unconventional choices. I've been known to fall for the techno-geeks and the shy, quiet ones just as often as the big and brawny ones. I'm an equal opportunities reader, what can I say? Sometimes there are characters that border the two categories, and they are particularly dangerous to me. I'm reading one such character right now. Alexander from the Horngate Witches series by Diana Pharaoh Francis. He acts very reserved and proper and refuses to use contractions in his speech much to the amusement and ridicule of the heroine. But don't let that fool you for a second into thinking he isn't a TOTAL BADASS!
He rocks my socks.
So, who are your Book Boyfriends and what makes them so appealing to you?