The Fake Boyfriend/Girlfriend Blogfest
What: Let's face it--we all get crushes. *nods* Doesn't matter if you're married or not. It happens. My goal with the Fake Boyfriend/Girlfriend Blogfest is simple. All you have to do is choose between:
a) An author crush
(someone whose works you admire so much you'd make out with the pages!)
b) A celebrity crush
(TV. Movies. Sports. Doesn't matter, as long as they're famous and (sadly) out of reach).
and write him/her a love letter on your blog. It can be from your POV, or from the main character of your manuscript's--totally up to you.
Want to join in the fun? Head on over to Amparo's blog and click on Mr. Linky to take part.
I chose an author crush.
I thought long and hard who I'd write my author crush letter to. I love books. I've sobbed through classics. I've awwed at romance and laughed at picture books, but no one comes close to this lady:
(Jane Austen Image from blogs.dixcdn.com )
Sure, other author's battle for my affections. I hold soft spots for all of them, but your books are the one I re-read each year. Even after studying them books most of my life. Even knowing the class notes are still written -- in pencil -- in the margins (*shudders that my teachers made us write in the books!*), I still long for your characters to have a happy ending.
I still feel that thrill of your wit oozing off the page. The skilled ways you weave your plots, holding back until goods the last possible moment.
Sure, you didn't have the best luck in love yourself, but the love you have you gave to the world. You gave it to Elizabeth and Darcy. To Fanny and Edmund. To Emma and Mr. Knightley. Mr. Collins is a little (okay, a lot) annoying, but I put up with him because I know he's supposed to be that way.
Here's to you, Jane Austen. Thank you for your words, your wit, and your love of language.
We still need to talk about Mr. Collins though.
What about you? Any favourite authors?