A friend gave me this Barbie doll a long time ago because they said it reminded them of me. As in "Barbie me." This makes me laugh every time I look at it (and I’m sure causes Medieval Princess Doll here to look at me askance and flip her long radiant plastic hair when I’m not looking) but I’ve kept it for years because I always thought it was pretty special that someone was reminded of me by looking at an inanimate object. That’s just, I don’t know, nice :) Anyway, I started thinking about all those games out there, you know the ones – “Which Barbie Are You?” “Which Super Hero “Which Oreo….bottle of wine…bag of chips…hemorrhoid cream…wait…what? You get the picture.
But what really got the little pea upstairs rolling around was when I started thinking about books – romance novels in particular of course – and the characters therein.
I was wondering if any of you out there enjoyed reading books where the hero or heroine looked like you in that they have the same hair/ eye color or any other physical attributes. Sometimes when I read an author, I wonder if some of their character description is autobiographical in some way and if I might be getting a voyeuristic peek into their lives. Then I got to thinking that, so far, none of my heroines look like me. No redheaded medieval Barbies yet.(hahaha) Anyway, have you ever read or written a character just because they looked like you? If you were the hero/heroine from a book, which book and which character?
Aaaand since it’s that time of year…
Have you ever dressed up like a favorite book character for Halloween?
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.