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2014 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon: Mash Up

The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is an event where we can share our love for our fellow book bloggers! The event is hosted by Alexa at Alexa Loves Books and Katelyn at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands.

This mini challenge is a mash up, where we mash up our love of books with a non-bookish passion or hobby.

I was having a little trouble with this one, since my hobbies are reading, writing, watching TV, playing video games and playing pool.  I guess I could have come up with characters I’d love to play pool with, but there just aren’t that many characters that play pool.

So instead, I thought I’d come up with my dream book club.  I just recently moved from Oklahoma to Washington state and one of the things I miss the most is my book club.  Those girls are some of my best friends and we just had such a fun time!  We’d meet each month, talk about the book that we’d read, eat dinner, drink some wine, play board games or watch a movie, and just hang out.  It was so much fun and I really miss those girls and our book club meetings.

So here it is, My Dream Book Club (With Fictional Characters):

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)
Of course.  Hermione would be the girl that has basically already read everything, but she’d enjoy book club so much that she’d probably love to reread the books she’d already read.  And she’d have a wide range of taste of everything from classical to contemporary.  I think she’d like non-fiction and historical fiction the most.

Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin)
I think Tyrion might outshine Hermione as the most intellectual of the club. He’d have read all the histories of every country, fictional and non-fictional, and he’d be able to quote all the philosophers.  I think he might have trouble with a lot of mainstream fiction, though, unless it contained dragons and/or a character who outsmarted everyone with their wit.

Cather Avery (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
Cath would be the one who got everyone hooked on the latest fantasy series. She’d share her fan fiction with us at every meeting, and she’d be up to date on all the most recent YA publications.  And she could bring Levi along with her, if she wanted.

Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls TV series)
Rory has read everything, just like Hermione, but I feel like she’d gravitate more to the current classics rather than the typical, older classics.  She’d love poetry and novels in free verse, and she’d be the one who could stay up the longest, talking books for hours upon hours.  She’d probably supply us with the best junk food, and she could totally bring Jess with her.

Trevor (Pivot Point series by Kasie West)
Trevor doesn’t read much, except for comic books and graphic novels.  So he might not be into a lot of the same books as everyone else.  But I’d love to have him be a part of the club, because I personally want to read more comic books and graphic novels, and he could also show us the comic book that he’s working on.

So that’s my dream book club, for now.  I’m sure there are lots of other fictional characters out there that I’ve forgotten, or that I haven’t yet read, so they can join later! 



    February 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    This turned out so great Andrea! I wish I had a book club near me too but in a way I guess it's kind of nice we can have our online book club ;) I loved reading about why you pick each one for your club; they all bring something different to the table!

  2. Stephanie

    February 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I totally would want Rory Gilmore in my book club too! Love that character! I love your dream book club!

  3. Debz

    February 16, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    That's such a fun group of book club buddies! Hope you find yourself a new book club!

  4. Violet - Paper Worlds and Swirls of Ink

    February 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I really want to read Pivot Point! Also, Cath would be a wonderful addition to the book club, I could see her and Hermione talking about Simon Snow and Harry Potter together! I need to read A Song of Ice and Fire, too. I have all the books, so I'll definitely be starting the series soon. Rory Gilmore would be really interesting to talk to about books, and she'd definitely have some thoughtful comments on the current read. I love this idea, it's so unique and fun! Great book club!

  5. Shannon@BooksDevoured

    February 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Best Book Club Ever! Ah Rory!! I think I need to rewatch Gilmore Girls!! Love this!!

  6. Lindsay

    February 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I would also like to join this book club! So many great choices, particularly Rory!!

  7. Mel@Thedailyprophecy

    February 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Tyrion and Hermione would be an interesting mix! They are both book-wise in different ways, so I'd love to see them discuss topics :D


  8. Fifi Islaih

    February 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Oh I really love the book club idea and the girls you picked!! Thanks for sharing! (:

  9. Rebecca @ The Library Canary

    February 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I would love to be a part of this book club! Tyrion is awesome. Love him. (Haven't read the books, only watched the TV show) And I love Cath. I think she would be an awesome book club member!

  10. Tizzy Potts

    February 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    This was a clever post. I'm so with you on Hermione Granger and Tyrion Lannister, they would make amazing book club members! I'd add Sam Roth from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series too.

  11. ohmagichour

    February 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Such a good idea! I think Cath would be super fun to have in a book club. I might need some less intense people in my club; can't have them being angry if we drink more wine than talk about books. Haha!

  12. Kelly

    February 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    This would be the most interesting book club ever! I can only image the arguments Hermoine and Tyrion would get in to, while Trevor sketched quietly in the corner, haha

  13. Becca Fowler (PivotBookReviews)

    February 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Oh wow! I'm actually an Oklahoma blogger!! Too bad you moved :( I really like your mash-up though! I've never been in a book club before, but it sounds like a ton of fun!! I would love to have Cath, Hermione, and Trevor *le sigh* in my dream book club too!! I could only imagine the shenanigans we would get into! Maybe even play the dessert game ;) Thanks for sharing! I loved it!!

    xo, Becca @Pivot Book Reviews

  14. Lesley Mosher

    February 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Such a cool idea. I miss being in a book club, and would definitely love to hang out with yours!

  15. Alexa S.

    February 18, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I'd definitely want to be in a book club with Hermione and Cath! We'd have great discussions, bond over books and just generally be the most awesome of BFFs, I think :)

  16. The Bookish Manicurist

    February 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Rory would be great in a book club, and now I want to watch GG again :)

    Have you checked out the FYA book club, there's probably one in your new state that you could join :)

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