Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #6



The challenge is to list the heart throbs that you have in books that you have read. Here is my contribution:

First and foremost the man that is the star of all my fantasies: My husband Michael! No man can ever come close to making my heart throb, whether in real life or in any book I have ever read or will read, like this man right here. He is the one that I compare every man I ever meet or read about with. Today is our 25th wedding anniversary and I am praying for many more years with him!

All of that said, I still have some favorite male characters in books that I like. As I was thinking about what characters that I have admired through the years of reading I found that I am partial to the older guys! So, here goes:

Rhett Butler(Clark Gable). I loved his character in Gone With the Wind. He was the only one that could ever tame Scarlett O'Hara. Gone With the Wind is one of my most favorite books and it has to be because of Rhett Butler! I even named a cat Rhett!

Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. I chose this image because David Rintoul portraying Mr. Darcy in a BBC version of Pride and Prejudice looks to me like what the real Mr. Darcy in the book would look like. Very hauty and prideful. And very handsome in my opinion!

Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre. He's crusty and he's grumpy and he's lonely and he speaks his mind and he loves plain Jane. I loved Timothy Dalton in the role of Mr. Rochester.

Charlie Swan in Twilight. I told you I like the older guys! I love his humor, his love for Bella and his wanting to remain clueless about some aspects of his daughter's life. I also love the part in the book where he tries to be a good dad by giving his daughter the "sex" talk! Too funny! And I think Billy Burk portrays Charlie excellently.

The last heart throb that I would put down is Edward Cullen from Twilight. I'm not even going to put an image here because I think Robert Pattinson is UGLY! But Stephenie Meyer's Edward in the books is handsome and his passion, love and obsession for Bella are 3 things that I think make the book such a great hit with young girls and older women.

So there you have it!


  1. Ah, happy anniversary! I love love! As for fictional romances, I'm with you on the Mr. Darcy front. He's pretty handsome. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Happy Anniversary! And I love your choices. Charlie is awesome and every girl loves Mr. Darcy!

  3. I'm so glad you think Robert Pattinson is ugly too - he first annoyed me as Cedric Diggory when he quite clearly wasn't the 'hottest boy in school'. No idea why everyone thinks he's so hot...

  4. Happy 25th anniversary! I've always thought there should be a "team Charlie!" Billy Burke is exactly how I thought Mr. Swan should be. I think he's the best actor in the movies. I only know Timothy Dalton as 007 and didn't care for him much. Sean Connery was just too good! Anyways, great post!

  5. Thank you everyone for your nice comments about our 25th Anniversary and about my post!

  6. I love Charlie Swan! He's a cutie. Another older man who gets my heart pumping is Dr. Drew! He's a silver fox. LOL.

    Here's to many more anniversaries with your leading man!