Literary crushes

What the heck, let's just open the floor to anyone who wants to confess their crushes on fictional characters. I'll add some more to my list: Jo from Little Women; Francis Cornish from What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies; and (jeez, this is embarrassing) Corwin from Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber.

How about you? 'Fess up!


  • Boooooookworrrrrm, I did visit, repeatedly, but I kept getting the "Duh" post and figued you were taking a break with school being out. But now I see I have missed a lot. I'll work backwards though your posts.

    Literary crushes? I'll have to think on this a while, but actually I'm developing crushes on the main characters (Johnie Constadine and Gray Stoddard) in a book I'm reading right now, The Power and the Glory.

    I'll post again after I mull it over. Great question.

    posted by Blogger doulicia on 12:39 PM  

  • Well I'm pretty bad about reading romances so there are lots of heroes in those books that I've had crushes on.

    As for more respectable literature, I loved Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables.

    posted by Blogger Sleeping Mommy on 1:52 PM  

  • Wow! I don't think I can top Gilbert. Good one.

    posted by Blogger doulicia on 4:37 PM  

  • I'm still thinking about this question...

    posted by Blogger mrsd on 6:54 PM  

  • hi julie! Found you through a post at mrsd's site. Great question, but I don't have crushes on book characters or rock stars, although I devour books. (I like reading other commentors' responses, though.)
    Please stop by. I have a blog of less than 3 wks old, only poetry so far. Literary opinion, or otherwise, is welcomed. Hope to see you! :)

    posted by Blogger Lady in R3d on 2:40 AM  

  • Tom Bombadil in the Lord of the Rings. (I wanted to be Goldberry...)

    How about non-fiction but still narrative? In that case, Oliver Sacks.

    posted by Blogger Linda on 12:34 PM  

  • Sarah Prine and Captain Jack Elliot in These Is My Words.

    posted by Blogger mrsd on 10:41 PM  

  • Oh, I just filled out that question thing, Crit passed it onto me . . I forgot some of my literary crushes, Pippin from Lord of the Rings, Laurie from Little Women . . . Prince Mayer, a character I wrote about once, who was based on Donovan. Mmm. Guys in books are just so dang neat. *sigh*

    Anyhow, cool blog! I finally got around to checking it out, heard a lot about it from MrsD and such. I'm home-schooled and we always have filled every bit of space in our house with books. I swear, half my childhood was spent in book sales and libraries. My mother passed her love for books onto my sister and I who not only devour books but write as well.

    I be sure to read your blog on a regular basis now!


    posted by Blogger Willow on 1:48 PM  

  • Ack- meant "I'll" . . .

    posted by Blogger Willow on 1:49 PM  

  • I had such a crush on Adam Eddington! And (everybody laugh now) I have always thought Sherlock Holmes was really, really hot. Maybe it's that unattainable aura around him. . . . . Oh, and Erik, broken-hearted in the bowels of the opera house. . . I knew I could make him happy if he'd just give me a chance at it!

    posted by Blogger Mamacita on 11:20 PM  

  • I see nobody has mentioned good old Mr Darcy, Mr Rochester or (cheesy, I know) Rhett Butler!

    posted by Anonymous Mango on 9:30 AM