February 15, 2013

Book Boyfriends

Fact: I don't like coffee. I just like saying Coffee Clutch in my best and deepest New York accent. Considering I'm a New Yorker, I'm pretty freaking good at it. So I've got my tea and I hope you have your heated beverage of choice, because it's time to gab the day away.

Yesterday was Valentine's Day, AKA Singles Awareness Day/Candy Day/Grisha Day (or maybe that's just what I call it because of all of Leigh Bardugo's awesome Tweets yesterday). Usually I spend Valentine's Day hiding or eating my feelings. This is because I am forever alone. Single as the day I was born. Boyfriendless.

I promise I'm not this sad. I just <3 David Tennant & this gif.

Now, I don't know how Valentine's Day would go down if I did have a boyfriend. I imagine we'd snark about it once we remembered it was coming up, but on the day of he'd do something small and sweet like get me flowers or chocolate or a book or something. Maybe we'd stay in and watch a movie instead of worrying about spending a million dollars at a restaurant neither of us care to be at. Perhaps we'd take part in all of the commercialism. I really couldn't tell you. But I really don't want you guys to feel bad for me or worry about my single-hood-dom. Because the truth is, this past Valentine's Day, for the first (and probably not the last) time ever, I spent the day with my book boyfriends.

This is how excited I was.

Truth Time on the Blog: Book boyfriends are THE BEST boyfriends. I say this with no real life boyfriend experience to speak of, but I still think it's the truth. And even if I'm wrong, book boyfriends are and always will be wonderfully wonderful and worthy of our praise. Which is why, even though I spend probably too much time during my work days sighing over made up men, I spent even more time day dreaming about them yesterday.

I spent the morning baking with Peeta (Hunger Games).

Then Mal (Shadow & Bone) accompanied me to work and hung around for a bit to distract me from this research project I have to do.

I had lunch with Jesse (The Mediator Series). He cooked us this delicious lunch and whispered sweet nothings in my ear for an hour.

The afternoon involved a music swap session with Owen (Just Listen).

After work, I borrowed Michael Moskovitz (Princess Diaries) from a fellow blogger. He escorted me home. He was incredibly chivalrous.

And, finally, I had a quiet night in with my book husband, Remus J. Lupin (Harry Potter). We read some books, watched a little television, and ate some chocolate. The perfect end to an incredibly dreamy day.


Okay. Reality check? None of this actually happened. But in my head it did and as such, my Valentine's Day was absolutely brilliant. I know, I know, my book boyfriends (and even my book husband) are no substitute for the real deal. I want to find Prince Charming (or the real life version of him) just as much as the next girl. But until I do, I have fiction to fill in the gaps for me. Especially on particularly gap-tastic days like Valentine's Day.

So who are your book loves? Yesterday I polled Twitter and names like Jace, Jase, Oliver and Four came up, but, since I love book boyfriends more than I can express in a blog post, I would like for more of you to share with me in the comments below.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect day to me <3 You know my love for Jase and Four, but I also have a weak spot for Adam (If I Stay), Adam (Shatter Me), Noah (Mara Dyer) and Dimitri (VA). I can't choose. I need a harem of book boyfriends. I want them alllllll <3 Teehee.

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    1. Harem. Yes. Harem. I like this idea :)

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  2. You're welcome for Michael! Glad he treated you right. :)

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    1. He's phenom. Thanks for being so gracious, lady ;)

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  3. If I could choose just one book boyfriend (because let's face it, I could come up with like 100), I would choose Jack from Everneath I think. I am OBSESSED with him and I don't know why. He's just so...loyal. And sweet. And cute (at least, he is when I picture him). *Sigh* If only book boyfriends were real.

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    1. I don't even have just one, even though I have a book HUSBAND. I'm the worst. But also, YES to the desire for book boyfriends to be real. Please.

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  4. Four when I'm in the mood for tattoos and a bit of subway jumping... oh yea and A LOT of hotness. Daemon Black when I just in the mood. I swoon for them both. Awesome topic, Gaby!

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    1. Thanks Rebekah! Glad you liked it. Also, GOOD choice ;)

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  5. This post is my favorite of the week! I too spent the day with my fictional boyfriends, but since I have too many count we have a calendar going. So if I spend let's say Vday with X, M gets that spot next year...uh assuming I'm available. ;)

    Jessica @ Jessica @ Literary, etc

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    1. Ah! I'm glad you liked it! And I'm glad you also got to spend the day with your book boyfriends. But feel free to set that calendar up and tell me alllll about it ;)

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  6. Okay, so that daydreaming part with the book boyfriends was amazing. Picture that actually happening and life is made. Well, the fantasy one anyway. But seriously though, book boyfriends are the best and there are many of them! I am partial to Wesley Rush from The DUFF, Noah from Pushing the Limits, Dylan from Take Me There, Trevor from Pivot Point, Augustus from The Fault In Our Stars, Peeta from The Hunger Games and many more!

    Great post, Gaby!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    1. I have not met some of your book boyfriends yet. I will have to work on that :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Sana!!

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  7. Can I just say that your day with your book boyfriends sounds EPIC? I love that you ended the day with Lupin, FYI. He's always going to have a spot in my heart.

    Let's see... I'd like to spend the day with Jase (My Life Next Door), Four (Divergent) and Chaol (Throne of Glass). They're some of my all-time favorite males in books ;)

    (Also, I love that minions GIF!)

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    1. Remus Lupin I loooooove you.

      And that's a great list ^_^

      (glad you like the gifs!)

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