RTW #66: Literary Lovebirds
by Brandi Ziegler
A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
The YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday prompt is perfect for the upcoming lovefest. I’m personally a sucker for Valentine’s Day.
Who are your favorite literary couples?
You know — the ones you like by themselves, but LOVE together!
First up: Nick and Nora Charles in Dashiell Hammett’s THE THIN MAN. My husband introduced me to this book (and hilarious movie). Nick is a mischievous former detective and Nora is his glamorous, charming wife. They always managed to get mixed up in murder investigations and be a remarkable married couple throughout the mystery.
Next: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in Suzanne Collins’s THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy. Their struggle to love and forgive at such a young age fascinates me. Katniss is so kick-ass and Peeta is so sweet and he bakes. He’s a keeper.
And last: Sookie Stackhouse and Eric Northman in THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVELS.
Sookie is a sassy waitress living in the south with a penchant for tanning. And Eric is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed thousand-year-old Viking that owns a bar. Their passion for each other is intense, and the fact that Eric’s a vampire only increases their drama level.
So tell me: which literary couples do you love?