Talkfest Thursday: Literary Matchmaking

Talkfest Thursday is a feature that acts as a discussion post of sorts, where I will feature a topic (usually literature related), of my choice, and then proceed to talk about it at great length. This will appear, at least once a month, on a Thursday (or more depending on how cooperative my brain is).

I initially wanted to do a favorite literary couples list, since Valentine's Day is near, just like what I did last year (or was that the year before?) but I realized that I haven't read that many books with notable couples in them. I am then prone to repeating my old list. So I decided to have a bit of fun. These pairings won't ever happen, seeing that they are born on different pages so I consider them as ships that will never sail, but whose only sole purpose is to amuse me and waste quite a number of hours of my time. Hee.  

1.  Cersei Lannister (ASOIAF Series by George R.R. Martin) and Thranduil (The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tokien (specifically the Thranduil in The Hobbit 2 movie adaptation) - They can brush each other's locks, lace each other's corsets, go shopping for fabrics together, meddle in the love affairs of their respective sons together. It's a match made in blonde heaven.

2. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) and Marius Pontmercy (Les Miserables by Victor Hugo) - While these two are centuries apart, both aren't strangers to revolution. I don't think Marius bakes bread but Katniss will be living in France and the French has been known to make excellent baguettes. Katniss can butch up our scholarly resistance fighter real good too. Teach him how to climb a tree, set a trap, shoot a few arrows. Well I don't think there's a nearby woods in the city of Paris. But I figure he can aim the shafts at the pigeons in the city, and make some pigeon pie.  

3. Miss Havisham (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens) and Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) - With Gatsby, Miss Havisham will no longer worry about whether her husband-to-be is about to swindle her out of her riches because Mr. Jay Gatsby is flushed with dough. As for Gatsby, Daisy is a complicated girl. For one she's a married woman, and to a man like Tom Buchanan at that. Miss Havisham on the other hand is unattached. Plus she can easily keep up with Gatsby's parties, being someone who comes from a wealthy family herself.      

4.  Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling) and Ender Wiggin (Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card) - Nothing ever fazes Luna and she's pretty open minded. She won't flinch if she sees giant sentient insects, or pig-like species, or talking computer systems. She's the perfect match to the planet-hopping, speaker for the dead, genius that is Ender Wiggin. 

5.  Danaerys Targaryen (ASOIAF Series by George R.R. Martin) and Aragorn (LOTR by JRR Tolkien) - Nothing less than the King of Gondor for The Dragon Queen. Besides Middle Earth has plenty of huge open spaces, perfect for three dragons. Although the people of Laketown wont be happy about this. But a steady stream of orcs and goblins might just keep them away from livestock and children, while ridding them of the infestation of the said vile creatures at the same time. Aragorn on the other hand won't be too dissappointed because Dany is tres chic, not too far off from the lovely Arwen.  

6. Lisbeth Salander (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson) and Holden Caulfield (Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger) - Lisbeth is about as real a person as you can get. Not a single phony bone in her body. Holden would be pleased. Provided he can keep up with her.

7. Sabriel (Sabriel by Garth Nix) and Jon Snow (ASOIAF Series by George R.R. Martin) - Sabriel for one might just be the solution to the wight infestation on the northern part of Westeros. She can bind the dead with her 7 bells. And she's a pretty tough gal and can easily keep up with our Lord Snow. Perhaps The Wall will admit a queen and change up the black brotherhood rules a bit.

Okay I am all shipped out. Phew. But that was loads of fun! It wasn't a productive use of my time. But it was fun. If you have your own literary pairings, do share!


  1. LOL! # 1 is a sure winner!
    And you are right about Ms Havisham, she's always dressed up for the party!

    1. It looks to me like the two are alike, more than she and Jamie are. Hahaha.

      I know right? Miss Havisham is always set for a party. Although her wardrobe needs some updating, methinks. Hehehe. :D

    2. Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables and Tom Sawyer. Their overactive imagination will be the death if them haha. And wouldn't it be fun to read their conversations: talkative Anne and mischievous Tom? :)

      Great idea for a bookish Valentine talkfest, Tin! :)

    3. Lol! I agree. Their conversations would be very interesting, and not to mention entertaining.

      Thanks Lynai! Happy Valentine's Day! :)


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