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Monday, January 7, 2013

Bout of Books Challenge: Scientific Discovery

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Welcome to the first challenge of the #boutofbooks read-a-thon! We hope your first day of the read-a-thon is going splendidly so far and we're glad you dropped by. Enjoy our challenge, have fun, and good luck :D
You have made a scientific discovery (who knew you were so good at science?!) on how to bring fictional characters to life. The problem? The method still isn't *perfect,* so you can only bring two people to life, and they must return to the land of fiction in 30 days. Who will you choose as your bestie and your love interest for that one splendid month? (Feel free to add pictures if you like, but they are not required.)

Sharon's Answers:

Best Friend: Kristy Palmetto from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I love Kristy! She's one of my favorite characters from The Truth About Forever (and I love pretty much EVERYONE in that book). She's just so genuine and straightforward and fun. We could totally be BFFs. I think we would have a blast but still be able to have deep and meaningful conversations. And when we're feeling more shallow, we could totally sa-woon over boys and then chat about our mutual love of romance novels. Hanging out with her for 30 days would be fantastic!

Boyfriend: Jamie Fraser from Outlander. This was SO HARD. There were so, so many possibilities to sort through. But when I really thought about it, I decided I probably wouldn't actually want to spend a month making out with a vampire or hanging out with a 38-year-old overprotective ├╝ber-alpha male. Plus, I promised all our answers wouldn't be YA. So, that helped narrow it down. Ultimately, I decided on Jamie because I just absolutely loved him when I read Outlander last year. He's closer to my age than a lot of romance heroes, and he is just so sweet and strong and wonderful. Plus, I find it an amusing prospect for him to be the one with time-travel culture shock.

Racquel's Answers:

Welcome, Caller, This Is ChloeFriend- Chloe from Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
They do exist, ya know?)

There You'll Find MeBoyfriend- Beckett Rush from There You'll Find Me by
It was hard to pick a boyfriend because A) There are A LOT of guys to choose from B) I have a definite list and I don't want to be cliche and mention a guy that I've mentioned a million times before-- Hardy Cates, Alex Fuentes, Owen Armstrong (sorry Sharon, he's better than Wes by .001)-- so I went with a relatively not old book and underdog jem that's sadly not appreciated enough. Beckett Rush is a "teen heartthrob" superstar, the teen version of Ian Somerhalder/Damon Salvatore. But he's sooooooo down to earth and has a heart the size of Texas. Beckett is a genuinely good person and makes me hug my Kindle every time I reread this book.

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  1. What a great challenge!
    Boyfriend would be Lt Sam Starret fromSuzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters, and mainly in Gone Too Far. So protective and macho, but such a softie.
    Best Friend : Actually would be Claire Fraser from the Outlander series, she would have so much to tell.

  2. Oh wow. What a cool question but how shall I choose? Let's see - BFF would be Alexis Tarabotti from The Parasol Protectorate because she always makes laugh and she is rather handy in sticky situations. Boyfriend is hard but I'm going to go with Matthew Clairmont from A Discovery of Witches. *swoons*

  3. I can comment on Sharon's answers & they are AWESOME!!! Jamie is beyond swoon-worthy.

    On the quick. I'd pick Cookie from Charley Davidson series for my friend. She is funny, quirky, bearing coffee & always there for you.

    I'd pick Clay Danvers from Women of the Otherworld series. He is the poster child for alpha-males. He is a one woman man with a southern drawl that will make you melt.

    Amy @ bookgoonie