You’ve been invited to a party. It can be small or large, with your closest friends or perfect strangers, an intimate setting or extravagant affair. You can choose one person to bring, your + 1. But, there’s a catch. Your + 1 has to be a character from a book.
Who would you choose?
Such a hard decision. There are so many great character’s in all the wonderful books I’ve read! Would I invite Diana Bishop from Discovery of Witches? Nah, she would steal the show. Everyone would be asking her to perform tricks. Mma Ramotswe from the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency would be a contender. I’m sure she could come up with some great stories to tell and she’s so nice! How about Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain? Hmmm, pets might not be allowed. Betsy from the Undead series or Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series would be fun. On second thought, maybe not. I might disappoint them with my terrible fashion sense. Jack from The Blue Bloods would be hot! Maybe too young though. Rhett Butler? Handsome but old-fashioned. Lisbeth Salander? She might scare the other guests.
I know! My + 1 would be Robert Langdon. I’ve always pictured him as an Indiana Jones type. Handsome and rugged in a mature way. Smart but doesn’t act superior. Charming and attentive but not needy for attention. He wouldn’t scare the guests or analyze their outfits. He’d be the perfect + 1!
So you know who my + 1 is. Who’s yours?