There’s a history to this meme here:
Now, my reading really runs more the Dorothea Benton Frank, Jackie Collins (70s – 80s vintage) and LaVyrle Spencer – so I’m going to have to
brainwash dazzle ya’ll to show you that I can actually read some books too.
Guh, why can’t this be from movies … I could rock the casbah.
10. Daniel Cleaver – Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding – Yes, it count’s because I read the book first. Everyone falls for the wrong guy at least once in their life. He’s an AWESOMELY wrong, emotional fuckwith guy. Sigh.
9. Westley – The Princess Bride – William Goldman – I love me some pirates, and a gentle boy who turns into an ass kicker – there is no bad there.
8. “The Cutest Boy in the World” – Every single Sweet Potato Queens book there is – Jill Conner Browne. He’s touted as the perfect man, and he loves a woman with some meat on her bones, and he cries because his wife gets plastic surgery – because he loved her face, just as it was.
7. Shep Walker – Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells. Come on. The man puts up with batshit crazy Vivi Abbott Walker and then goes out and plants a field of sunflowers. And the whole Southern gentleman thing is just swoony. (Yes, “swoony” is a word. Yes, you can use it too.)
6. Scout – Life After God – Douglas Coupland – Now really, I think this is a crush on Douglas Coupland. I heard this story as a book on tape, read by the author. He has this really awesome dry, wry voice that I can still hear in my head 7 years later. I really should go find that book on CD and buy it.
5. Ron Weasley – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – I had a crush on a red haired boy when I was in 1st grade. (2nd and 3rd too if you are keeping track) (FINE, a different redhaired boy in 5th and 10th. Gads, you people are persistent.) When he’s all spluttering after Hermione calls him on his shit after the ball – that he should have asked her to the ball in the first place – I love him.
4. Gilbert Blythe – Anne of Green Gables series- LM Montgomery. Sigh. Dark hair, spunky, naughty but not mean, smart, doctor, totally in lurve with Anne but acting like a total boy about it.
3. Almanzo Wilder – The Long Winter – Laura Ingalls Wilder. Horses, wild spirit, nice tan, brass balls to ride out to get food to save the town, coming home in a blizzard … puh leeze, who could resist? And you just know he had arms like treetrunks. Or Marlboro Man.
2. Zooey Glass – Franny and Zooey – JD Salinger. Too smart for his own good. Beautiful face. A bit of a jackass. Able to sit and talk for hours. And how he calls his sister in the end of the book … finally giving her what she needs to hear … sigh.
1. John Brooke – Little Women – Louisa May Alcott. Tall. Dark haired. Steady. Moral. Ethical. Good with kids. Oh yeah. My kind of man. No lie. No coincidence I’ve just described Scout as well.