I’m Starting a Character Meme!

A shadowy girl is pulling a boy from the pages of a book

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I’ve been thinking about this since I posted my book crushes on Valentine’s Day. Several of you seemed to like the idea and have plenty of book crushes of your own, so I thought I would start a monthly meme where we could write about the characters we feel strongly about. There are so many great female characters out there though, that I don’t want to limit this to just book crushes; I want us to be able to talk about all the great characters we relate to, anyone from the girl we wish we could be friends with to the hot guy we wish we could climb into bed with. Or vice versa if that’s what works for you. So here are the rules as I’ll post them monthly.

Character Connection Button

Who do ya love?

Or love to hate?

You know you’ve got a lot to say about some larger-than-life characters, and this is the place to say it. Write a straightforward post. Draw a picture. Vlog, write poetry, write fiction, cast the role, be as creative as you want!

Be sure to post the book’s title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters.

Mr. Linky will be posted here on The Introverted Reader on the first Thursday of every month.

I’ve asked Parajunkee to make a button for me, and we all know the great work she does. My first post will be up with Mr. Linky this Thursday, March 25.

I think we can have a lot of fun with this! What do you guys think? Will you be joining in?

If you like the idea, help me spread the word please!

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  1. ooh, I hope i did it right) Can I post another character connection? i enjoyed it so much! ) thanks for a great idea!

  2. I'm glad any time is fine, because I have another meme on Thursday. But this is fantastic and I've joined in with my first post today 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this Jennifer!

  3. I love this idea…I found it through The Bookette's blog.

    I'll have to start working on some ideas, but I probably won't be able to post mine on Thursdays, but I'll still link up (mine will probably go up on the weekends).

  4. Lady Quinlan, my posts will be very, very vanilla. Even if I were creative, I'd be too embarrassed to share. I hope those who are more creative feel comfortable sharing with us!

    I'm glad so many of you like the idea and took part in my first post!

  5. I'd love to participate! I don't have time to get too creative, though, so my contributions will be rather vanilla!

  6. I don't know that I'll be able to do it every week, but I am definitely in, and you have perfect timing, because I was going to mention in my review of Bone Crossed this weekend that there is a character in it I want in my life. I want him to be real and to be my friend – now I'll just make a bigger to-do of this crazy-lady declaration!

  7. Sounds like a really fun idea! I'll have to watch and see how things go. I'm just getting back into reviewing and don't wanna overwhelm myself with memes again, lol.

    Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf

  8. This IS a great idea, and I'd love to take part. I may not join in right away (school, job-hunt, blah), but probably a few weeks later. 🙂

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