Valentine's Day edition of Tell Me Something Tuesday, an awesome meme hosted by Cambria Hebert!
This week's question:
Who are your favourite book couples?
Where do I even begin? So many amazing book couples have spoiled us for life!
Jane Eyre and Mr. Edward Rochester
I am sure most people would have thought him an ugly man; yet there was so much unconscious pride in his port; so much case in his demeanour; such a look of complete indifference to his own external appearance; so haughty a reliance on the power of other qualities, intrinsic or adventitious, to atone for the lack of mere personal attractiveness, that in looking at him, one inevitably shared the indifference; and even in a blind, imperfect sense, put faith in the confidence.
And was Mr. Rochester now ugly in my eyes? No, reader: gratitude, and many associations, all pleasurable and genial, made his face the object I best liked to see; his presence in a room was more cheering than the brightest fire.On Jane and Mr. Rochester's relationship:
I have now been married ten years. I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest—blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am: ever more absolutely bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. I know no weariness of my Edward’s society: he knows none of mine, any more than we each do of the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms; consequently, we are ever together. To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long: to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character—perfect concord is the result.These quotes from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte highlight what I LOVE about both of them. For me, love is what Jane and Mr. Rochester have. It's beyond appearances and it's about connecting in the deeper sense. They are the ideal couple as they found in each other something others might still struggle to put to words.
Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
Scarlett O'Hara: Sir, you are no gentleman.
Rhett Butler: And you, Miss, are no lady!
Rhett: No, I'm not gong to kiss you, although you need it.
You need kissing and often and by someone who knows how.
Anna and Etienne St. Clair
“His eyes lock on mine. "Anna, I promise that I will never leave you."
My heart pounds in response. And Étienne knows it because he takes my hand and holds it against his chest to show me how hard his heart is pounding too.”Anna and Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins. Because they scream cute couple! They scream Valentine's Day! ANNA BANANA AND ETIENNE ST. CLAIR! Anna is level headed and passionate! Etienne is extremely swoon-worthy and caring! Together they make you warm and fuzzy on the inside and make you believe in happy endings.
But for me, it all started with...
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley!
Like most of us Harry Potter fans, I grew up with Harry Potter. And post-Goblet of Fire when it was all about who Harry was going to end up with as well I was hardcore Harry/Ginny! Isn't it sweet that Ginny is Harry Potter fan girl turned object of Harry's affection? Isn't it great that Harry saved her life before -fast forward three years- he realises that Ginny is more than Ron's little sister to him?
Since we're talking Harry Potter, it's the perfect time to pay homage to the couple that wasn't. As one-sided as the feelings were, it made me swoon and wish things had turned out differently. Though Lily/James is perfection, I cannot help thinking of
Severus Snape and Lily Evans
or more Severus Snape and his undying love for Lily Evans
Sigh. Enough said!
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Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! Who are your favourite book couples?