Hey, Book Fans! Do You Character Crush?

That’s a rhetorical question.

Of course you do.

Or, at least you have at some point in your life…

and will likely do so again.

You can’t help yourself. Neither can I. Neither can anyone.

Why not have fun with it, then?

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As most of you know, I created Reel Infatuation and co-host the blogathon with Ruth of Silver Screenings.

Here’s a little refresher/introduction excerpt:

Reel Infatuation is a reader participation virtual cyclopedia of character crushes. It’s a symbiotic, interactive platform built on the old-fashioned notion of give-and-take. We want to hear all about your film, television, and literary loves! Are your stories sweet, silly, embarrassing, or seemingly inexplicable? Share ’em! First crushes, old crushes, new crushes? Bring ’em on. You show us yours, and we’ll show you ours!

And this:

Remember: the character is the thing. We want to hear about specific character crushes.

Sounds entertaining, eh? (It is. Trust us!)

Although it is pretty straightforward, I’ve noticed that one detail seems to get lost in the process. I’m not surprised. Between the name (Reel Infatuation) and the fact that most blogathons focus on film and television, it’s pretty easy to overlook the bookish element inherent in RI. In other words…

this one is for you, too, book lovers!

Literary characters are just as crush-worthy as their movie and television counterparts. Maybe more so. And we want to hear all about yours! This is one time that bringing a book to a party is expected, accepted, and celebrated.

I may or may not totally own this shirt (and wear it to places where I cannot read a book, but want to. I’m passive-aggressive, but compliant.)

If I Can’t Take My Book T-Shirt from Look Human


So…

the moral to this post is

that we

MOST DEFINITELY

WANT YOU TO

BRING YOUR BOOK CHARACTER CRUSHES

TO OUR SUPER-FUN PARTY!

It wouldn’t be the same without you.

Since A Small Press Life is nothing if not a book blog, this is where I’ll be talking about my slightly unhealthy love for Archie Goodwin. (My discussion of television’s Hamilton Burger and Carl Kolchak will take place at our sister-site, Font & Frock.)

We hope to see you in June!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

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4 thoughts on “Hey, Book Fans! Do You Character Crush?

  1. Oh, Archie, yes, didn’t think of him. Timothy Hutton comes to mid immediately but yes, Archie’s a good one, or Goodwin if you like a kind of pun thing:) I can think of a couple for sure.

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    • Oh,Timothy Hutton is THE perfect Archie!

      I love that pun, by the way. Archie’s a Goodwin, indeed. Ha!

      I hope that you are able to join the blogathon! You could totally write a poem or do a drawing as your entry. Whatever floats your boat. Everything you do is always so interesting, and I know this would be no different!

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