Friday, October 24, 2008

Fun In Between Question

I realize that this isn't a blog that we usually visit everyday, but I thought I'd put a little post on here for those who stopped by in between book posts. I was at the blog of a fellow book lover, Smilingal, who is a book reviewer, and she asked the question:
Who is your favorite literary couple?

Hers was Romeo and Juliet, written, of course, by William Shakespeare.
While I LOVE Shakespeare, I have to admit that I felt very let down at the end of Romeo and Juliet. I wanted them to live "happily ever after", not croke! lol
I think my favorite couple is Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blyth from Anne of Green Gables. (by L.M. Montgomery)
But I can't have read this months selection and not say, I also love Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
More of my favorites include:
The parents in Swiss Family Robinson, (by Johann David Wyss) I love how their trials only strengthened their relationship, their family and their faith in God.
Lastly, I LOVE a very little known book called Love Comes Softly, by Janette Oke. It is the first in what is refered to as the Love Series. (It was made into a Hallmark movie, but it was NOTHING like the book.)
So I'd have to say that Marty and Clark are one of my favorite couples. I loved watching their relationship turn into love throughout the pages.

So how about you? Who are your favorite literary couples?



Mr. Mordecai said...

Although there are so many to choose from, one of my favorites would be Mr and Mrs. Twit.

I also like Earl and Opal Pickles, but I might have a hard time passing them off as 'literary.'

Amy said...

I agree with ALL of your picks! I love Anne and Gilbert, Elizabeth and Darcy, and Love Comes Softly is one of my favorite books also. I love Marty and Clark and the romance of that book - I love the simplicity and reality to their relationship. I like almost all of the couples that Janette Oke writes. They seem so real to me.

I also really like Jo and Professor Bhaer in the Little Women series. I learned a lot about how to raise boys from them. ;)

And, pathetically enough, I have to admit to liking Bella and Edward from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. They are just fun and romantic - even if it is not realistic. :)

Shimmy Mom said...

I came very close to adding Jo and Professor Bhaer as well. Love them too.

I am almost ashamed to say that I haven't read the Twilight series yet. Didn't sound like my kinda book at the time it came out and now, I have a list of "want to reads" so long, I haven't gotten to them yet.

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh and Mr. Modecai, It's funny you would say that. Because on the sight where I got this idea, one of the answers was: "Do Archie and Veronica count?" I think we have to classify comic strips as literary couples.
I haven't read the Twit's either. I will have to add that one to my list of must reads. It sounded good on Wikipedia.
*hugs to you all*

Mrs. Brooke said...

I really like Charles and Caroline Ingalls...they seemed like strong individuals who worked well together in their marriage. Do people count as "literary" if they're also real-life?

And all of Shimmy Mom's picks...and Edward and Bella...I'm sorry Mr. Mordecai, I have not read your characters yet, but am interested now since you've mentioned them.

Oh, yes, Anne and Captain...Wentworth(?) from Persuasion. I think I love any couple where there's that secret pining that gets to be revealed at some point. Secret devotion is such a wonderful literary element for me.

Anonymous said...

My favorite couple is Levin and Kitty in Anna Karenina. I melt when I read their wedding scene.

Sharon in KY