Starting a new monthly series here on Stain On The Page. My Fellow Bookworms, will feature 3-4 book lovers each month. Answering a few questions and giving a book suggestion. My hope is for it to become a “virtual” coffee date with friends, a place where we can discuss books, fandom’s and all things literary. I hope you enjoy meeting our fellow bookworms as much as I did. If you’d like to participate in the May chapter, please send an email to email@example.com, stating that you would like to be featured, and you’ll receive a questionnaire.
A restaurant manager and soon to be traveler. A mood reader who enjoys getting lost in a book outside in the sunshine with a cup of tea. No preferred genre, but is currently drawn to reading biographies.
Domestic Goddess and mother of 2, directs sales associate for Lula Roe and Stampin up. Still manages to find the time to read Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels. It’s her escape, she cozies up on the couch with a blanket, and a snack and goes on adventure that exists no where else, but in the minds of the author and those who read the story.
Magnus Chase is a runaway, a runaway because he’s mother told him to run. He’s been on the run for two years. And his past, and who his father is, is going to catch up with him, weather he’s ready for it or not….Written by the author that wrote Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief, it’s a new tale exploring a different world. It’s got action and death. Gods and even some teenage angst. It’s the first of a series, and she cannot wait to read the rest of them.
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An inpatient unit clerk, reads anything except biographies and non-fiction. Now that it’s spring/summer she enjoys sitting out on her porch with a good book and a cup of coffee, in the winter she prefers to be in reading cozied up in front of the fire.
This was the follow-up to The Pillars of the Earth. I enjoyed this book more than Pillars. It is more character driven then Pillars and takes place a couple hundred years later with some of the descendants from the first book. It is interesting to see what has become of the legacy of the original characters and shows how much things stay the same throughout history.
Up for discussion
Book boyfriend is a term that is often used to describe the “perfect” male character. Do you think that fictional male characters, can lead to unrealistic expectations of men in real life? Why or why not?
~ I feel that both male and female readers put unrealistic expectations on each other. I believe that we know they are unrealistic but that we strive for them in relationships anyways. It can be healthy if we look at it in a way of what we really want and can work towards those goals together. (Mary Jo)
~I think a book boyfriend could lead to unrealistic expectations. I mean no man is going to be able to read your mind like Edward Cullen, no man is going to be devilishly handsome with a southern drawl and worship the ground you walk on like Clayton Danvers does Elena (from the Otherworld series-also TV Series Bitten), you’re going to spend your time comparing real world men, to the book boys, and the real guys never really hold up. My book boyfriend is Clayton Danvers. I got lucky. My husband name is Clayton, and is blonde, but that’s basically it that’s the same. My husband is not a werewolf, nor does he have a southern drawl. (Melodie)
Now it’s your turn, what do you think of the book boyfriend? Do you feel it gives unrealistic expectations?
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