We're all readers here, right? And we're a tad obsessive about our favorite series and genres. So let's play some games this week. Today: who's a potential buddy in the books you read? Who would you like to hang out with, have a drink with? No, get your minds out of the gutters--nothing sex-related here (uh, that's for tomorrow).
I started thinking about this and going through some of my favorite and/or regular series.
There's the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, which is on everyone's mind this week. I can't see me hanging out with Payne or the Scribe Virgin. I like Beth and Bella. I could be buddies with them. Especially if I had my own brothah to...oh, wait, no that's for tomorrow. Nah....too much temptation hanging around the mansion. Scrap Beth and Bella. Sorry, girlfriends.
Sookie would annoy me, what with reading my mind and all. Plus she has a bad habit of getting beat up, and you never know where the extra fists might fly. On the other hand, Eric might...oh, right. Tomorrow.
Anita...well, no. She's crabby, for one thing, not to mention she'd be off having sex with someone all the time and I'd be left to wander alone beneath the Circus of the Damned. With my luck, the Mother of All Vampires would be hanging around and then I'd be dead, and for what?
Bella Swann...Uh, no. I'd strangle her within the first hour for being too stupid to live, and then Edward's whole family would be after me.
Harry and Ron and Hermione are fun, but too young and prone for spells going awry. Plus I'm too old. First thing I knew, they'd be comparing me to old Toad-face and I'd be down in the cottage drinking with Hagrid and playing with dragon's eggs.
Rachel Morgan would be great fun. She's loyal and has an awesome sense of humor and likes to say "crap on toast," which never fails to make me laugh. But....sheesh, Algaliarept comes as part of the package and as amusing as I find our favorite demon on the printed page, I just don't want to hang with him, you know?
Mercy Thompson would be fun to hang with at the garage, but she, too, gets in too much trouble and has to have the werewolves come and save her. Plus, she's kind of intense and I don't want to get motor oil on my clothes.
So, here's who I've picked: Harry Dresden. Harry is funny. He's self-deprecating. He has the mad skills to get us out of whatever ridiculous situation he's gotten us into. He has a big brave dog, and one of his best friends is a Knight of the Cross. And he has Bob the skull and a sexy vampire brother. So Harry's my BFF.
Who's yours? I'm looking to unload some books this week, so a random player today will win a three-book surprise pack. I would tell you what's in the box, but then I'd have to decide right now. Heh.
So, for the BFF surprise pack, go forth and comment. +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Friends, anyone?