Happy Friday before Halloween! I hope some of you have some spooky plans this weekend! In honor of the holiday, for this marry, date or dump I chose characters from three scary (but not too scary) books. We’ve got Dr. Frankenstein – not to be confused with Frankenstein’s monster- from Mary Shelley’s classic. We’ve got Dracula, and then we’ve got Dr. Jekyll. In the comments say who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. Continue reading “Halloween Marry, Date or Dump: Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula, and Dr. Jekyll”
I was a little stumped trying to find a topic for today’s marry date or dump and so I looked at the top three YA books on the New York Times YA best seller list. Can we all just take a moment to be excited about the strong, diverse female characters written by female author that appear at the top of this list. At first, I thought I’d give you the love interests, but the protagonists of all three books seemed so much more interesting – so the choice is up to you if you want to do the boys or the girls, but I’m going to pick between Willowdean, Madeline, and Mare Barrow. Try to keep spoilers out of your comments, especially because I haven’t read Dumplin’ yet! Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Dumplin’, Everything Everything, & Red Queen”
I am waiting for a few weeks so I can watch Paper Towns with my sister, like I did with The Fault in Our Stars. But I am so so happy about the good reviews and can’t wait to see it. In honor of the movie, I want to see who you’d marry and who you’d date and who you’d dump when it comes to Quentin, Ben, and Radar. I’m excited to see who you pick! Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Quentin, Ben & Radar from Paper Towns”
Happy Monday friends! There is something about the Halloween to Christmas season that puts Hogwarts on my mind. I mean honestly, there is something about any time of year that puts Hogwarts on my mind, but I think it is there more during the holiday season. I thought it would be fun to see which of the Marauders everyone would marry, date, or dump. I decided to leave Wormtail/Peter pettigrew off the list, because everyone would dump him (although if you disagree please explain yourself in the comments!). So your choices are James Potter (Prongs), Sirius Black (Padfoot), and Remus Lupin (Moony). I’m still making my mind up so I’m excited to see who you pick!
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It’s almost Halloween. Who has their costume ready? In spirit of this spooky season, I’ve given you three literary witches to choose from for this week’s marry, date, or dump. We have Elphaba from Wicked, Diana Bishop from A Discovery of Witches, and Nymphadora Tonks from the Harry Potter series. If these witches don’t speak to you, feel free to substitute any of your choices in. I can’t wait to see who you choose in the comments!
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I’ve been picking YA characters for the last few weeks, so I thought today I’d up the age factor and give you three literary father figures to choose from. Your choices are between Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mocking Bird, Pa Ingalls from the Little House series, and Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Let me know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump.
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When you think of Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, the first thing you think about is the women, right? I mean it is right in the title. Women. However, part of what made the book exciting, and at times infuriating (I’m looking at you Jo), is the men in the books and wondering which man each girl was going to end up with. Since I’ve already done a marry, date or dump for the March sisters, I thought it would be fun to see who you’d choose between Laurie, Mr. Brooke, and Frederich Bhaer. Let me know in the comments! Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: The Men from Little Women”
Calling all fans of the King Arthur legend. This is the marry date or dump for you. Share in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump when it comes to the three characters I remembered first from my brief exposure to the legend through the musical Camelot and the novel The Mists of Avalon. I’m excited to see what medieval man you choose! Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: King Arthur, Lancelot, & Sir Gawain”
I’m not exactly sure if these characters are more heroes or antiheroes, but I’m excited to see who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump when faced with the choice of Jake Barnes from THE SUN ALSO RISES, Frederic Henry from A FAREWELL TO ARMS, and Robert Jordan from FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS. Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Heroes from Hemingway Novels”
When the Lord of the Ring movies came out I was in high school and my entire extended family would go together on opening weekend. My grandmother got the idea that we should all go in costume. Although this amazingness never happened, she decided that if we ever did dress up my sister would go as Galadriel (the most beautiful of elves) and I would go as a hobbit. I chose to believe this was because of my great curly hair. I’ve had an affinity for the hobbits ever since. Today, let me know who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump when given the options of Frodo, Sam, and Merry & Pippin (let’s face it you can’t split these guys up). Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Hobbits”