Saturday, August 1, 2015
Pen Pals and Colin Bridgerton.
So, I have a pen pal. The man is seriously the personification of patience as I force him to read my gushing responses to whatever book I happen to be reading. He even asks questions and makes statements in response to my response to a character or my assertions of the ongoing shenanigans in the book. Most recently, I stumbled upon Julia Quinn and I fell a little bit in love, which is why I had to have more. Colin was a secondary character, but lo and behold, Quinn let him tell his story, too! I fell even more in love with him as I read Romancing Mister Bridgerton (in case you're wondering, it's a fantastic read), all the while peppering my correspondence with little tidbits from the story. I was typing up an e-mail to my pen pal (Everyone calls him Nick, but he's always Nicholas to me), telling him how splendid Colin was and how lovely it'd be if we could, as a reader, select a character and beckon them to step from within the pages of the book and be made manifest in our world. He didn't ridicule me and I never even thought about the possibility until someone was reading my e-mail and started cackling. I'll admit that I'm a fanciful girl, but think about it. Some of the girls we read about are interesting and fun. They're BFF material. Oh, and the fellows are truly the men of our dreams. And then there's the people we all love to hate. I can't be the only one who wishes the characters were real and hopefully, I'm not the only silly girl who pesters her pen pal about books and their respective characters.