Big thanks to Beth @ Reading Every Night for tagging me to do this! I always enjoy talking about my favorite literary couples. 🙂
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Your favorite book couple…
I will forever ship Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables. The best book couple ever with a slow burning romance and how can you not love a boy who says this about a girl?!
Your top three book boy/girlfriends…
- Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables
- Laurie from Little Women
- Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind
Honorable Mention: Ron Weasley from Harry Potter (Yes, Ron will always be better than Harry and I don’t care what anyone else thinks!)
I like my men to have a personality and who aren’t afraid of smart, strong willed women. I’m a pretty opinionated and stubborn girl so I need a man who can handle that. HAHA!
Imagine your favourite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)
Well, Anne and Gilbert already had the proposal and wedding but I’m pretty sure that Anne and Diana would be the ones organizing it. Anne is all about the romance and reads so many novels that she will be stressing over making sure it’s the most romantic affair. I’m picturing tons of lace, flowers, with a whimsical touch of pastel colors. They will get married by the ‘Lake of Shining Waters’, because home is very important to Anne.
Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.
Well, most of you can probably guess what I’ll choose here..
Alina and Mal from Shadow and Bone, The Grisha Trilogy
I could not stand Mal throughout the entire series. He’s controlling and selfish, a major no-no when it comes to what a good boyfriend should be like. Not only that, but he was also wayyyy boring! #TeamNikolai
What’s your favourite and least favourite romance trope?
Favorite: I’m gonna agree with Beth here, definitely the enemies to lovers. I’m all about the slow burn romances where you can feel that connection and it’s driving you crazy that they just won’t get together already. I want to feel that sexual tension until at least book three, then they can get together. 😉
Least Favorite: Insta-love. It’s so not realistic and makes no sense. There is no such thing as love-at-first-sight, people! It’s called lust and y’all need to learn the difference. I also really dislike it when it’s the best friends that fall in love, where one has been in love with the other for forever. That’s just boring to me.
Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.
Nah, it’s not really my thing for the most part. Though, I can see where Hermione and Malfoy might make a good couple. I think there was some sexual tension between them in the movies, more so than in the books.
Your opinion on love triangles. Go!
I don’t mind them as much as some people do. If they’re well-written then it’s totally fine with me. I guess I dislike it when they just come out of nowhere, like you get to some later book in the series and all of a sudden this massive love triangle comes out of nowhere because now the best friend is starting to like the MC or whatever. I see you pandering there, author, and I don’t like it!
Favourite and least favourite love triangle?
Favorite: Will, Tessa, and Jem from The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare. I adored the friendship between these three and was just really well-written I think. Also, it ended perfectly. Go ahead and toss Jeb, Alyssa, and Morpheus from the Splintered Trilogy by A.G. Howard in there, as well. Bravo!
Least Favorite: Katniss, Peeta, and Gale from The Hunger Games. Seriously, I didn’t like it at all. Maybe it’s because I totally am Team Gale and I just don’t care for Katniss’s character in general. Bit of a whiner, isn’t she?
Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favourite friendship?
Puh-lease, the Golden Trio, of course! If the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione isn’t perfection, then what is?! Nothing. That’s what.
What’s your favourite scene with your bookish OTP?
Yes, I am using photos from the Anne of Green Gables miniseries. Why? Because it was amazing and followed the book so perfectly!
Imagine your favourite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?
Hmmm, I don’t think Anne or Gilbert would be too excited about it. They would probably just buy each other a new book and spend the evening by the fire reading together. The ultimate Valentine’s Day, in my opinion.
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