This week's topic:
A long-awaited kiss, a surprise ending, a character's sudden decision...these are the moments that make us smile, gasp, and LOVE a book for the rest of our lives.
What is your favourite literary moment?
Seneca's Beard (!)*, this one's a toughie. There are many, let me tell you. One literary moment that stands out for sure (I was reminded of it by Beck Nicholas today) was THE moment in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. If you've read it, you'll know what part I mean, and if you have yet to read it (seriously, what are you waiting for?) I haven't spoiled anything. Usually, my favourite moments in books are the romantic ones when the protag and his/her love interest finally get together. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a good kiss (ewww, that sounded gross the way I worded that there).
And so, because I can't really nail down just one, I'm going to go with the most relevant right now. I'm currently rereading The Hunger Games trilogy to buff up on my HG knowledge before the movie this weekend, and there are any number of moments to choose from in all three books. The berries. Rue. Peeta's first interview(!) with Caesar Flickerman. But for whatever reason, this is the scene that popped into my head when I read today's RTW topic:
"You here to finish me off, Sweetheart?"***Caution: Spoilers ahead. Though, the fact that I have to say this makes me wonder if you've been living under a rock. Or buried in the mud... Seriously.***
The first time I read The Hunger Games, this part just made me squeal with glee (I refuse to use the word "squee"). Katniss and Peeta are finally reunited after getting separated from the start. And of course it leads right into The Cave Scene (which feels like it needs CAPS, an excess of exclamatory punctuation, stars, bolding, and underlining) which I absolutely loved. But ever since that first time reading it and stumbling across this particular image:
|THAT'S what I'm talking about (in a total non-cougar way, I promise).|
|Bah! Not quite, but close enough.|
*I'm still trying to make the exclamation "Seneca's Beard!" happen. Have you seen that thing? It's like it's a character in and of itself.