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Monday, July 12, 2010

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge

Have come across another reader's activity to get involved in. This is a Read-a-Thon Mini Challege sponsored by The Eager Readers. They are asking us to name our favorite fictional couples. So, here goes:

1. Anne & Captain Wentworth in Persuasion by Jane Austen
2. Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane in Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Gaudy Night, and Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers
3. Miranda and Alan in Miranda by Grace Livingston Hill
4. Kate Fansler & Reed Amhearst in the series by Amanda Cross
5. Pam & Jerry North in the series by Frances & Richard Lockridge

Am still thinking about the second mini challenge: favorite crossover couple. I really want to hook Phryne Fisher (from the series by Kerry Greenwood) with someone. Just not sure who.

Okay...I've thought about it. I want to match Phryne Fisher up with Archie Goodwin from Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout. Right time period (more or less) and I think Phryne could give Archie a good run for his money.


4 comments:

Beverly said...

I too am participating in the read a thon. I only hope I get to take the time to read the three books I have chosen to finish during the three days. There is always so much life in the way of reading isn't there.

Bev Hankins said...

You said it, Beverly! If only there weren't this thing called work.....

Violet said...

Wonderful picks! I love Anne Elliot & Captain Wentworth! No matter how many times I've read it, his beautiful letter to Anne always makes my heart race. Peter Whimsy and Harriet Vane are also fabulous together! Smart and witty with a lot of respect and affection for one another, it doesn't get much better than that. :) I haven't read Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series or Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series, so I will have to look into both of those. Thank you for participating in our favorite fictional couples challenge!

Bev Hankins said...

@ Violet: When I was growing up, I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Now that I'm grown up, I wouldn't mind being Phryne....