Created by Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl, The Fanboy Book Club is a book club that discusses books with male leads. Here’s the official Goodreads page, and here’s where you can sign up if you’re interested. This post is my official introduction to the book club and also about like a month too late, but hey! Better late than never? 😛
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi guys! The name’s Regina, but I feel more like a Reg and therefore go by Reg. I’m in my twenties, I work at an Australian library supplier, and I’m currently obsessed with My Kitchen Rules and sushi trains. ❤
2) How did you come up with your blog name?
She Latitude was originally meant to be a fashion blog (fashion is my other big love) — she for, well, the pronoun used to refer to a woman or a girl, and latitude for scope for freedom of action or thought. The sentiment still stands, I suppose: it’s basically a place where I share my thoughts and opinions freely. 😛
3) Who is your favourite male character?
Oh, this one is hard, especially when it’s not narrowed down to any sort of genre or medium! One name that comes to mind is Owen Armstrong from Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.
“So you’re always honest,” I said.
“No,” I told him. “I’m not.”
“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”
“I’m not saying I’m a liar,” I told him. He raised his eyebrows. “That’s not how I meant it, anyways.”
“How’d you mean it, then?”
“I just…I don’t always say what I feel.”
“Because the truth sometimes hurts,” I said.
“Yeah,” he said. “So do lies, though.”
He’s got qualities that I really appreciate in a person (not just in a guy): he’s respectful of the main character and other people, he’s open-minded and not judgmental but also opinionated, he’s patient and straightforward and thoughtful, he’s always honest, he pushes her when she needs it but isn’t controlling or demanding at all, he’s calm but he’s passionate about something — he’s just overall very decent. You know how some people are nice but not kind? Owen’s just supremely kind to me.
4) I’m giving you the freedom here. Who are your book husbands/book boyfriends?
Thiiiis is the one thing in the book blogging world that I never really quite got into. I know I gushed about Owen in just the question before but I never really had a book boyfriend. D:
5) Book with a male lead that really stuck to your heart?
Since I didn’t give an answer for Question 4, I’m going to give a couple for this one!
- The Giver by Lois Lowry. It’s set in a dystopian setting where pain doesn’t exist and the male character is Jonas, The ‘Receiver’, someone who’s tasked to ‘receive’ memories from The Giver and pass it on down the generation so history won’t be forgotten.
- How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J. C. Lillis. Brandon is a guy in love with another guy and suffering from the worst Catholic guilt ever.
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, devises The Wife Project so he can find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie, who is so totally not perfect for him.
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Incidentally, February’s read is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling — a classic book to start this wonderful thing on! Do feel free to join; the more the merrier! ❤