Friday, October 28, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday Hop #11

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Today's question is:

 If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?

Well....I'm thinking of two book characters right now: Edward Cullen and Edward Rochester...two Edwards!  Both of them hot in their own individual ways!!

I'll go with Edward Cullen first, since he's my most recent heartthrob, and with the movie "Breaking Dawn: Part I" coming out next month and all, he's been on my mind quite a bit in recent days.  I find him utterly fascinating, romantic, tender, and every thing a girl's (or woman's) heart could possibly desire!  My favorite book in The Twilight Saga, by the way, is Twilight.  It's also on my list of favorite books, period!

Now, since Edward is a vampire, there's no human food that I could possibly serve him, since it wouldn't be appetizing to him.  However, I could instead engage him in a conversation about his favorite classical musicians, for example, since he plays the piano beautifully.  I know he loves Debussy.  He probably likes Chopin as well, and I wouldn't be surprised if he also loved Tchaikovsky and other Romantic composers.  Or I might ask him about his favorite 19th-century British writers.  He and Bella seem to like Wuthering Heights.  I would explain why I don't like that particular writer, and ask him to tell me why he does.  We could go on to discuss Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, the Romantic poets Byron and Keats, and the other Bronte sister -- Charlotte.

I would also offer him some fine red wine.  I've discovered that's something most vampires seem to enjoy drinking (for obvious reasons).  Since Edward, of course, has excellent taste, I would offer him an award-winning wine from Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, such as a Merlot, Shiraz, or Burgundy. 

My other literary crush is Edward Rochester, from my other all-time favorite book, Jane Eyre.  He's a brooding, moody character, but passionately romantic at the same time.  However, he needs to be, shall we say, domesticated a little bit?  So I would serve him breakfast instead of dinner.  Besides, the night before, we would have dined at the elegant soiree held at the home of one of his friends.  This would be the...ahem...morning after...

I think this Edward, being a red-blooded human being, would enjoy a typical English breakfast.  He is, after all, an Englishman.  The breakfast would look somewhat along these lines:

Admittedly, this is a modern English breakfast.   I would say, though, that the menu hasn't changed all that much since dear old Edward trod the well-appointed rooms of the venerable Thornfield Hall!


  1. Edward Cullen is a very popular one to have dinner with!
    Here is my Follow Friday!

  2. I absolutely ADORE Edward Rochester!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for this week's hop. See you around!


  3. Hi there,

    I'm now following you:D

    Nice blog!

    The 2 Edwards!! Nice !!! Edward Cullen would certainly be fun to take to a piano bar:D


  4. Hey Maria. Neat post! I just recently watched Jane Erye for the first time a few months ago and liked it a lot! That Edward was one moody fellow! lol!

    On a side note, be sure to check out my post today. You won two blog awards on my blog. Read the post for details on how to accept the award. :-)

  5. I would love to go to dinner with Edward Cullen too - I don't care what anyone thinks, I absolutely loved the Twilight series (more-so the books than the movies). My son saw the picture of him you had in your post and he's like "Hey, he's in that movie you watch everyday". He likes to exaggerate - I watched it yesterday and that was the first time in a long time! LOL. Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and I think your blog is awesome too! Following you now!!!

  6. LOL yes!! I love Edward Cullen -- I've always been on his team for the books! He would be the perfect gentleman on your date, and I'm giving you a mental high five for picking a vampire that won't try to drink your blood! That's smart thinking, right there! ;)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Maria! I'm an old follower for sure!

    Hope you have an amazing weekend! :)

  7. The Book Heroine:

    Hi, and thanks for the follow! I'm following you back now!! : )

  8. Definitely the most creative and thought-out answer I've come across:) Would you call them Edward 1 and Edward 2? It doesn't sound like their paths would cross much. Plus you'd be talking about much different topics. I love that you'd be so refined and cultured with Edward Cullen and try to refine the other Edward:) I wish this were actually real so I could ask you how it went!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Your personality shines though-- fun and thoughtful.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)

  9. Hi, Jenna!

    Thank you so, so much for this comment! I really appreciate your compliments!! And you're right about my personality -- there are two sides to me, one serious, one funny.

    Edward 1 and Edward 2...hilarious! Except that one day, Cullen might be in the Number 1 spot, while the next, it might be Rochester. I really can't make up my mind about these two! Oh, dearie me! Another love triangle is born! Lol.

    But seriously, each of these guys has qualities I greatly admire in a man!! Heck, my temperature starts to rise whenever I think of either one! (Hee, hee!!) And you're right -- their paths wouldn't normally cross much, even if they were in the same century. You're also right about one being refined, while the other one (in spite of his magnificent residence and mingnling with the high-class society of the time) does need to be taught a few of the finer graces...

    Oh, and you're welcome for my visit to your blog! I LOVE your blog, which is why I promptly became a follower!! : )


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