Yesterday, I talked about CraZy LoVe, and mentioned a few "Oh no he didn't" moments in book boyfriend history. Did you check it out? Well, I also asked my readers, what is the craziest thing you have ever done for love? I got some interesting responses to say the least, BUT I failed to make my own crazy confession. So here goes. Are you ready?
This is embarrassing to admit but when I was a Freshman in high school, I had my first crush on an older senior boy; star of the Basketball team no less, who was way out of my league. Feeling it necessary to get his attention, I took measures into my own hands.
One day at the mall, I picked up a book of Magic from Hot Topic, a clothing store, so of course I knew right away the book was the real deal.
Anyhoo, in the book there was a spell to get the boy you liked to fall in love with you. It involved something sweet and finger nail shavings. I know, I know! Disgusting! I'm gonna blame this next bit of insanity on my "goth girl" phase. I really did believe I was a powerful teenage witch.
TMI time, but I tried out the spell on my crush! *dies of shame*
Yes, I made cupcakes, took a nail file, filed my nails over the cupcakes, and then proceeded to walk a cupcake over to *cough* Leroy's *cough* house and watched with gross fascination as he ate it!
Then I waited... And waited.
But true love never came, though I do believe my crush's hair was a bit longer the next day. Which got me thinking... never a good thing obviously.... Where did I go wrong?
Well, I'm happy to report that I've come a long way from those teenage dream days. Since then, I've picked up a few tips from a few of the best book heroines on how to snag your man the right way. I like to call these tips The Art of Suckduction, or moments we suck in the name of love.
- Lizzy Bennet, thank you for teaching me to be prideful.
- Isabella Swan, thank you for teaching me to never take no for an answer.
- Katniss Everdeen, thank you for teaching me to hold out to the bitter end.
- Sookie Stackhouse, thank you for teaching me how to rock fugly clothes from Wal-mart.
- MacKayla Lane, thanks for teaching me that a dirty mouth is not very lady-like, and that it's okay to love the color pink.
Brilliantly played ladies. I now feel like a more confident Suckductress. Maybe it's time to give *cough* Leroy *couch* a call? See what he is up to? What do you think? Of course, the restraining order may be a problem.
What Art of Suckduction tips have you picked up from some of your favorite book heroines on how to snag your dream guy? Please share.
Also, make sure to check out the Be Still My Book Heart giveaways I have going on over at my blog. Don't worry, I'm not giving away cupcakes! ;)
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Special thanks to Larissa for allowing me to guest post today and share a bit of my crazy.