Thursday, May 31, 2012

Follow Friday - Matching making (across books!)


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: You are a matchmaker --your goal, hook up two characters from two of your favorite books. Who would it be? How do you think it would go?
As a matchmaker, my ultimate goal is the happiness of the characters.  I started with the question, "Who do I love that deserves to be happy?"  The answer: Megan from the Ruby Oliver books.  Megan is possibly the most underestimated character in this series.  She's the best friend Ruby has--loyal, loving and always there even when everyone else hates Ruby.  And at first Ruby doesn't even realize that they're friends.  Megan's a true romantic and wants to be in love more than anything else.

WARNING: These might be sorta spoilers for the Jacky Faber series. Nothing major unless you're completely unfamiliar with the series. 

Enter Jamie from the Bloody Jack series.  I know I know you're going to say that he's in love with Jacky.  As much as I loved the beginning of this series I've grown tired of the repetition.  Jamie wants to settle down, to have a family and Jacky wants to go on adventures.  Their life goals conflict.  It's not fair to force Jacky to settle down but it's also not fair for her to string Jamie along.  It's time for them to go their separate ways.

Megan wants to settle down and be in love.  She's beautiful, kind and loving.  I think Jamie deserves a stable relationship and the last few books of the Bloody Jack series have made it obvious that Jacky isn't ready for that.  Jamie deserves a chance to be happy which he's never going to get with Jacky.  Despite the genre hopping and potential time travel involved, I think these two could make it work. 

(I do realize that almost EVERY week I reference the Ruby Oliver books.  But that should tell you how much I love them)

28 comments:

joder said...

I have not read either of these series, but there's nothing wrong with mentioning your favorite books whenever possible...I do it too. I'm a new follower via GFC. Have a great weekend and feel free to visit me whenever you get a chance.... http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature-follow-friday_31.html

The Scarf Princess

Grace Fonseca said...

I'm not familiar with the two series you mentioned. New follower. I like your answers a lot.

Grace

The Housework Can Wait said...

Great answer! I haven't read the series, but I'm so with you on the "best friend" deserving so much better than what they normally get. And now I'm intrigued by Ruby Oliver :-)

New follower via GFC.

Here's my FF.

Krista Raven said...

I haven;t read those series New follower GFC
Krista
http://bookreviewclub.blogspot.com/2012/05/feature-follow_31.html

Varsha Dinesh said...

Haven't read these, but they seem awesome. New follower. Mine is here http://fictionflaire.blogspot.in/2012/05/follow-friday.html

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I haven't read the Ruby Oliver books. I read one of the Jackie books but the dialect bugged me so much that I stayed away. Maybe I'd like it better as the series went along.
My Hop

Ebony Black Lines said...

New follower. :)

Hop by my blog sometime.

http://ebonyblacklines.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Not familiar with either character or series, but they sound like they would be an interesting couple!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Vanya D. said...

I haven't even heard of those series...

Here's my Follow Friday

aparajita said...

Haven't read the series but they sound like an amazing pair

Old GFC follower

Here is my FF post

Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books said...

Neither series is familiar to me, so I didn't finish reading your answers (I might read them someday and hate spoilers!).

Thanks for stopping by my FF post too. :) (New GFC follower btw!)

Alexia said...

New follower! Have a great weekend :)
Alexia - My FF Post

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

I haven't read these books, so I can't really comment on the characters being paired. But I like the way you look at it! It's definitely all about their happiness. :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature

collettakay said...

For me the fun part about this question was the genre hopping and time travel! lol

Thanks for stopping by :)

Colletta

Kris (Imaginary Reads) said...

I haven't read either books, but this sounds like a wonderful pairing.

Thanks for dropping by my FF at Imaginary Reads.

New follower

Catie said...

OMG Cassi that pairing is BRILLIANT. I would have never thought of that. Can't you just imagine Meghan going back in time...or better yet, Jamie showing up in full Navy dress at HER PROM?! I can totally picture it. Poor whatsisface coffee shop guy though (I can't even remember his name...bring on the Jamie!). I love Meghan and Jamie would never betray her...unless he were lost in the backwoods somewhere with a frisky farm girl, but we don't speak of that.

Great post!

Reading Kelly said...

I have not read these series but it sounds like a great match!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading :)

Juli Rahel said...

I haven't read either of these but I like that happiness is tour main goal, And it seems you really thought this pairing through! Hop on over if you have the time:
http://universeinwords.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/i-have-friday-on-my-mind.html
Juli @ Universe in Words

TheReadingPenguin said...

I'm ashamed to say that I don't know either of these series! I'm a new follower! My Follow

Bengal Reads said...

Even though I haven't read or heard of these books I'm glad that you gave Megan an amazing hook up :) These two sound like a great pair!

New Follower via GFC!

Kayla @ Bengal Reads (YA Blog) & Reading On The Wild Side (Adult Blog)

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Kristina said...

Thanks for stopping by. I haven't read either of these books

Bob Milne said...

Not familiar with the series, but it sounds like you've put a lot of thought into the match. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Captain Biscuits said...

I've read these series so I stopped at the spoiler warning :')
Thanks for stopping by
Lauren

Lindsay Hickey said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. I enjoy our post.
New follower

Louise said...

I haven't read either books that the characters are from, but I will check them out.

Old follower :)

Escapism Fanatic said...

I haven't read this series yet so I'm unfamiliar with these characters.

My FF.

New follower.

Liza (Reading with ABC) said...

I haven't read these series either, I take it their good :)

Thanks for stopping by!

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

Ruby Oliver is on my list!!! I think she's a cool chick. Thx for the visit.

Now following. Happy Weekend!