Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Coupling October 23, 2008

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:44 am

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Monica suggested this one:

Got this idea from Literary Feline during her recent contest:

“Name a favorite literary couple and tell me why they are a favorite. If you cannot choose just one, that is okay too. Name as many as you like–sometimes narrowing down a list can be extremely difficult and painful. Or maybe that’s just me.”

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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133 Responses to “Coupling”

  1. --Deb Says:

    Hmm, let’s see.
    -Francis Crawford of Lymond and Phillipa Somerville (Dorothy Dunnett)

    -Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe (L.M. Montgomery)

    -Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy (of course!–Jane Austen)

    -Val Con and Miri (Sharon Lee and Steve Miller)

    -Kitrini Candachi and Nolan (Sharon Shinn)

    -Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane (Dorothy Sayer)

  2. Athena Says:

    Back to BBT after a hiatus. I wish I had more time to think up more. Good question. Have a good weekend!

  3. Violet Says:

    Here’s mine

    Happy BTT

  4. I actually did mine early this week: post

  5. Mine is HERE. Fun question!

  6. Mo Says:

    I’ve been absent from the game for awhile, but I’m back to play today!

    Happy Reading, everybody…

  7. CB James Says:

    This was a challenge, but it turned out to be kind of fun, too.

    Here’s mine.

  8. Erin Says:

    Here’s mine. First one off the top of my head. I had to resist going back through all my books to find them all!

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  10. writemeg Says:

    I also found this challenging, but awesome! I went with one classic couple and a few new favorites.

    Here’s mine:

  11. Barbara H. Says:

    This question is going top have me thinking of answers all day. but my first response is here:

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  13. Suey Says:

    I’ve got a list here!

  14. Shannon Says:

    Here’s a teaser – it’s a Stephen King couple.

  15. Shannon Says:

    It doesn’t look like the link took in my last comment, so here it is again:

  16. Mandi Says:

    In order. :-)
    1. Noah and Allie from The Notebook
    2. Harry and Ginny from the Harry Potter series
    3. Hermione and Ron from the Harry Potter series
    4. Bella and Edward from Twilight

  17. Rebecca Says:

    This one was tough for me, but I’m always up for a little Literary Lovin’.

  18. Laza Says:

    Everyone has such great answers. Here’s my take.

  19. Grishny Says:

    Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire

  20. Esther Says:

    Mine’s up!
    P.S. Deb, I totally forgot about Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. Good one!!!

  21. Missed last week — but here is my couple!
    :) I bet my choice is very popular today…

  22. jessecreations Says:

    I love love love this idea! I always fall for the boys in books … poor DH, he can’t possibly live with me for all my drooling over fictional characters!


  23. Joanne Says:

    Great topic! I chose 2 literary couples that are making appearances on the big screen.

    Coming To A Theatre Near You!

  24. Maybe it’s cheating but since I answered this back in July, I’ll direct you all here

    It’s my hubby’s birthday so I’m pretty busy.

    Also check out my giveaway.

  25. blbooks Says:

    Here are my answers. Anne and Gilbert. And I’ve got the video of the proposal too :)

  26. MADELEINE Says:

    This is a good one :}

  27. Library Diva Says:

    Am I the only one that thought this was hard? In any case, I picked two couples, but kind of put my own spin on one of them:

  28. Mary Beth Says:

    To Library Diva: No, you’re not the only one who thought this was hard. Here are my choices:

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  30. Matthew Says:

    Here is Mine.

    This is a fun but thought-provoking question. It takes me a while to reflect on it. Happy BTT everyone. :)

  31. Cathy Says:

    I was a bit distracted this morning by an unexpected visitor, but (finally), here ’tis!

  32. Sarah M. Says:

    I finally narrowed my list down to six couples. You can read my post here:

    Couples are:
    1. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy
    2. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth
    3. Margaret Hale and John Thornton
    4. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe
    5. Dorethea and Will Ladislaw
    6. Fred Vincy and Mary Garth

  33. Kristin Says:

    Mine’s here:

    it’s up a little later than I intended, but better late than never, right?

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  35. Alexa Says:

    Excellent question, I loved it. hers’ my answers and yes it was impossible to narrow down to one!

  36. Carrie K. Says:

    I wish I had time to read everyone’s answers! I’ll hit a few, but there are 93 comments already!

    Here’s mine:

  37. I hope this posts.
    Here is mine:

    I also state why Romeo and Juliet are NOT the perfect couple.

  38. I hope this posts….it doesn’t for awhile, and i’m not sure why…?
    Here is mine:

    I also state why Romeo and Juliet are NOT the perfect couple.

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  40. Melissa Says:

    This brought back some real memories!!!

  41. misscz Says:

    It’s been awhile….

    Here’s mine.

  42. Emily Says:

    Great question.
    My favorite couple are Emily Byrd Starr and Teddy Kent from LM Montgomery’s Emily books. Anne and Gilbert are on the list, of course, but Emily and Teddy have a special place in my heart. I have the whole story up on my blog.

  43. Hard to choose! Mine is probably a typically girly response, but I can’t help it.

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  45. Jessi Says:

    I did mine yesterday, then forgot to post it over here. Oops. :)

  46. Florinda Says:

    Booking Through Thursday on Friday – for me, this was NOT an easy question!

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  48. Marina Says:

    Although I misread the question, here’s what I wrote on Wednesday night:

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  50. Dawn Says:

    Booking thru Sunday this week!

    I took a bit of creative license with the question …

  51. Tonya Says:

    Mine is ready:

    Does anyone read these? I’m going to go and read as many as I can just so I can say I did!

  52. Shimmy Mom Says:

    I have a list and so do my fellow book clubbers. Our answers are here.

    *hugs* and thanks, this is tons of fun.

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  54. Li Says:

    A very late response but I love questions like these!

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