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.

To mix it up, I want to hear from FruitFemme and Doodaddy. πŸ™‚ It’s time to hear about some snoggable ladies!