This week I'm looking at Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends. When I visit blogs, especially blogs of YA readers or see lists on Top Ten Tuesday, this subject comes up. Pick out ten book boyfriends/girlfriends you love, followed by gushing and fangirling/fanguying(?) over the hottest fictional loves! I see it a lot but it never interests me to join in!
I get that there are incredible characters that some of you like to swoon over who would maybe make great lovers in real life, or who are too darn perfect to ever exist. I get that people find it fun to talk about it and compare lists etc. But as much as I enjoy good characters in my books I just don't think about dating them and don't ever bother thinking about them like that. Ever. It just never interests me! I just see them as characters I guess! I just want to read the book, enjoy the plot and characters and then forget about it, move on to the next. I have never felt interested in claiming book boyfriends, comparing their hotness or obsessing over fictional book characters or discussing the perfect dates with Hagrid or whatever/whoever floats your boat! I guess that whole thing has kind of passed me by!
So, I'm curious about your opinion on the subject. Do you do the book boyfriend/girlfriend thing? What is it you enjoy about it? Do you make lists, chat about it on forums or something else? Do you feel left out when the focus is mainly on book boyfriends if you prefer girls or aren't you bothered? Do you hate the whole concept or not get it at all? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!