Nov 5, 2012

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Question – Is There Something That, When You See It, Makes You Think Of A Book?

Marcela came up with the idea for this week’s Question and it’s a good one.
(Yes, Marcela is brilliant. ;))

'Hello Kitty' photo (c) 2012, Jetske - license:
I own a couple of Hello Kitty t-shirts.  I wear them when I work because the daycare kids love the bold designs.  I have to tell you that ever since I read A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang, every time I take my Hello Kitty shirt out of my closet, I think of Abby Sinclair, the main protagonist in that series.  Abby loves Hello Kitty!

'Bacon!' photo (c) 2011, Dinner Series - license:
There is something else that makes me think of that series.  Bacon.  The horny little unicorn that is Abby’s sidekick of sorts loves bacon so when I eat bacon, I think of Phin.

How about you?  Is there a kind of car that, when you see it driving down the street, makes you think of a character in a book?  Is there a certain type of food that makes you think of a character?  Is there something that, when you see it, makes you think of a book or a character?

  1. Oh whow – for some reason I had a harder time with this question. I’m drawing a complete blank on items that remind me of books right now. And I know I have a lot – Heck I’ve even tried things specifically because they reminded me of fictional characters.

    I do remember that I ordered a Vodka Gimlet at a bar after reading the Succubus series by Richelle Mead. 😉 That didn’t end well. I have no idea how anyone could subject themselves to THAT much sour. And I LIKE sour drinks.

    Whenever I put on runners with jeans, I always think of Merit from Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland books. And naturally, pizza reminds me of her too.

  2. I had to think about this one for a bit.

    Click it lights remind me of Mac & the Fever series.
    Kilts remind me of Outlander.
    Big underwear remind me of a scene in Margaret Ethridge’s Commitment
    Black leather pants totally the BDB series

    That’s all I can remember right now.

  3. This happens to me all the time!

    Any time i see a sunburst on anything, all I think of is Mab Monroe from Jennifer Esteps Elemental Assasin series (highly recommended to all)

    Sometimes even certain places remind me of books, just because I read them in that place, which is weird!

  4. I’d like to say something smart, sadly nothing

  5. I can’t even come up with anything…I’m so clueless!

  6. So fun! it’s a good question, and I don’t really know… I think it’s alway some little things but not some I can’t remember now lol. But I love yours!

  7. Jessica – Pizza is definitely a Merit thing! lol

    Michelle – You are so right about the click-it lights. Good one!

    Sophie – I am with you on the sunburst sign. 🙂

    blodeuedd, Diane and melliane – It actually took me a little while to come up with something but once I got started, tons came to me! lol

  8. Iswari Sharma says:

    Exellent question! Just a few things in particular come to mind in this case.

    Hazelnut Coffee – The Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur.

    Black Crows – The Morrigan from The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (EXCELLENT series by the way)!

    Knives – Elena from the Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh.

    Red Sneakers – Max from the Moonlight Series by Nancy Gideon.

  9. I can’t believe I just saw this question. *headdesk*
    Every time I use my salad spinner I think of Granuille fron The Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne, she said it was one of the best inventions ever and I have to agree with her.
    Also when I use the Organix coconut milk products the smell reminds me of Grace from The Unidentified Redhead series by Alice Clayton.

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