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My Top 5 Book Crushes

Thursday, February 12, 2015

 Sooooo I don't normally do this whole "fictional crushes" "shipping" "gaga fangirl" thing.
Publicly.
Ahem.  BUT in honor of the fast-approaching day where I will be eating chocolate by myself, I present to you my five all-time book crushes.
  
 

1. Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series

I think I had this crush before I knew what crushes were.  I LOVED Gilbert, from his curly mop of hair to his witty retorts to his un-dying love for Anne.  I gobbled it up and read that series through with relish.  Gilbert was my hero for sure! 

I could also never wrap my mind around WHY the HECK Anne wasn't head-over-heels in love with this fella!!!!

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2. Kaladin Stormblessed from the Stormlight Archives series

Quiet and troubled, Kaladin Stormblessed is basically the opposite of a Gilbert.  And yet- and yet- There were so many sparks of promise and potential in the first book, and then you read his backstory and you see the conditions this dude is in and you just can't help feeling so blasted SORRY for him!

me watching every supernatural episode ever

And of course it's right when you're getting really mad at Kaladin in the second book that the author decides to drop a bombshell of a plot twist that just makes you love this mysterious, chivalrous, brave young Mr. Stormblessed all the more.

Side note: I HAVE THE BIGGEST OTP IN THIS SERIES THAT I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO TELL YOU ABOUT BECAUSE IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS.  SHAYLYN+KALADIN FOREVER, GUYS. 

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3. Hector from The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy

Hector, Hector, Hector.  The guard who is chivalrous and loyal and stubborn as a whip!  He was the most surprising of all the book crushes because I DID expect him to fall for her but I didn't expect her to love him back! 
It's interesting because he's one of the few characters who I can never envision what he looks like.  It's his honorable character and the sweet moments where he lets down his wall for her to see that he's the most human and the most loveable. 

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4. Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles series

This.  Guy.  His terribly sarcastic lines have made me cringe, snicker, and laugh out loud!  

omg. it is me. in a gif

He's surprisingly sweet and tender with Cress, but I can never decide if his feelings are true or not.  He's one tough cookie to read!!  It also doesn't help when he can barely say anything serious for the life of him, constantly throws out sarcastic comments, and makes everyone fall in love with him by turning on his endearing charm. 

my favourite gif of ever. i say this to everyone.


5. Peeta from The Hunger Games trilogy

This is book-Peeta, mind you: the sweet, sensitive baker whose character development is huge and loyalty to Katniss even more so.  I love that he is so willing to sacrifice himself for Katniss, and just the fact that he pursues her, loves her, and wants her even when she's being the biggest jerk on the face of this planet is so precious.  ^_^ 

98% of why I was near tears while reading Mockingjay was because of this dude.

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and now that I have all the nostalgic feelz.....

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Chloe Salts is an aspiring writer, pumpkin latte snob, sweater-loving sophomore who is slowly learning, day by day, what it means to fall in love with her Savior.
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28 comments

  1. that winnie the pooh GIF is on point....completely.

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    1. Isn't it darling?? And oh-so sadly accurate. Don't you just wish you could re-read some books without remembering how it ended? *sigh* In a perfect world....

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  2. GILBERT BLITHE! He and Anne's pairing are my number one OTP. OTP! OTP!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Oh mai stars YES. OTP FOR THE WIN. ^_^

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  3. Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles made me laugh so hard! I ship him and Rapunzle already, even though I haven't read Cress yet. XD BTW your gifs are all awesome and relateable. (-:

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    1. IKR? He was brilliant! And speaking of brilliant, YOU MUST READ CRESS. LIKE, NOW. GO. STOP READING THIS. READETH IT. :D :D :D It's golden. Literally.
      Awww, thank you:) I do like me some gifs.

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  4. Ahhh Thorne is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely a goofy guy..

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    1. For sure!!! Goofy is just one of the many words to describe him :D

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  5. Gilbert Blythe definitely made the series more...entertaining. :')

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  6. OMGoodness! Ah, Gilbert Blythe! He is such an awesome guy. (if only he was real:( )
    Haha, Thorne is amazing! I love his sarcastic humor. This was such a fun post to read! You always come up with such creative ideas, Chloe. ♥

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    1. (ugh I know I WISH)
      D'awww, Eve! You too girly! Actually your post about sprucing your blog up for Valentine's Day was what inspired me:) :)

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  7. Oh man. I was expecting the usual Peeta and Thorne stuff, which is totally agreeable coz I absolutely love them, but then I saw GILBERT!! I love that guy! I love it when Anne smashes a chalkboard over his head and I don't understand how she managed to spend so many years not in love with him. You've pretty much persuaded me to rewatch that movie and the other two guys I've never heard about sound amazing too. So I need to find those books ;) Ahh Winnie the Pooh is so wise.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. I love how everyone can agree on him as the perfect book man :) :) It maketh me happy.

      YES. YOU MUST REWATCH THAT MOVIE. Actually, come to think of it, I need to rewatch it too!! Now THAT is the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day. #truestory

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  8. This was so great! XD For me, Robin Hood will always be my biggest fictional crush, but, man, Gilbert, Thorne, and Peeta are close seconds!

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    1. Awwwww for sure! Did you ever watch the Disney version of Robin Hood? That movie has some of my favorite childhood memories locked up in it:) Ooooooooo da laly!!!!

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  9. GILBERT. Me and my best friend used to watch the movies and talk about him almost the whole time. He sets dangerous expectations for his fellow menfolk. Seriously...I'm thinking and can't find anyhing that isn't perfect about him.

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    1. I KNOW. Dangerously high expectations. Our poor future husbands, having to compete with Gil!! ;-)

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  10. Oh my gosh! Thorne, ah! Love him!
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    I just start a party called Friday Friends. It's about finding new blogs and bloggers, please if you would check it out and link up?
    Thank you!
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    1. You've officially moved up in the coolness book. You've read the Lunar Chronicles too??? Yay for June!!!!

      ooooooo a link up!! I'd love to!! Thank you!

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  11. GILBERT...yesss!
    Have you ever read the Christy Miller Series? It's a Christian book series that I've read and it follows this Christian girl's entire life! My favorite character from the book was Todd because of how his love for Christ inspired Christy and everyone that he was around. I really wish he was a real Christian guy that I knew ♥♥

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    1. I have, but it was a long time ago. I DO remember Todd though, and how SWEET he was!! Man!! I'm with ya, girly. The world could use a couple more Gilberts and Todds ^_^

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  12. UGH. PEETA. Isn't he just great? :)

    Loved this. <3

    xx Nicole Rose

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    1. PEETA BABY. YES. GREAT DOES NOT BEGIN.

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  13. I adore this post so much! Gilbert, Peeta, and Thorne? YES! Other than those, one of my #1 book crushes is Percy Jackson. *faints*

    I really like the graphic you made for this post! I wish I knew how to do that.

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    1. Awww haha you fangirl you :D :D I've been waiting for months for the second Percy Jackson book to be at my library and so far haven't had much luck. Looks like you get Percy all to yourself, Hannah dear :) :)

      Thank you! It was really easy, I just made it at canva.com.

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  14. the only one i know is peeta but i would definitely have to agree!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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  15. YES YES YES to Gilbert!!! Anne can be so dumb sometimes, but I love her anyways. Her and Gilbert are definitely one of my first OTPs.

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