Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays..." First Meet" Scene

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorites "First Meet" Scenes.  This basically describes the memorable time when characters meet for the first time.

Why I Love...The 1st Time Charlotte & Wilbur Meet

I had to go back to old school for this one.  One of my favorite introductions of characters occurs in Charlotte's Web when Charlotte, a spider, greets, Wilbur the pig.

"Salutations!" said the voice.
Wilbur jumped to his feet. "Salu-what?" he cried.
"Salutations!" repeated the voice.
"What are they, and where are you?" screamed Wilbur. "Please, please, tell me where you are. And what are salutations?"

When Wilbur gets it together he looks up and realizes that he is talking to a lady Grey spider who he finds to be pretty.  I think that is sooooo cute.  I mean, really.  I pig finding a spider pretty is kind of cute especially in a children's book.  But what I remember most about this scene is what happens next.  Charlotte wraps up another bug to drink it's blood and grosses Wilbur out.  Lol.  So  much for cute.


I know I'm a dork but for some reason, it is so much easier for me to remember scenes like this in books that I read when I was younger than the scenes I read these days.  I wonder why that is...

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24 comments:

  1. Do you know after all of these years I've never read Charlotte's Web? I vaguely remember watching the movie as a kid. But I am certain I never read the book. Which is weird. I would think this would have been one I picked up.

    I love that she grossed Wilbur out after introducing herself. Too funny.

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    1. you really need to read Charlotte's web! It's so wonderful. I saw the old old movie but not the newest one.

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  2. There are a couple of first scenes I can think of either because they are funny or because they touch my heart.

    I think of when Edward and Bella first met and how crazy he seemed. I also think of how Jasper and Alice met with her knowing she was waiting for him *swoon.* (Twilight)

    Another one that really sticks with me is when Vishous met Jane (Lover Unbound). He felt so protective of her right away even though he didn't understand it. *double swoon*

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    1. Oh Jasper and Alices was so sweet! I still need to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I've only read the first one.

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  3. OMG I love it. I love that this is the one you chose.

    Brilliant!

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  4. Oh I love when characters meet. It is that moment that sets the connection between the two and often makes me happy to see what is coming!

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    1. I know. It's a moment that you can't back either. I want to get to that moment and I don't. It's so important.

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  5. That is too cute. I forgot about this one!

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  6. I love Charlotte's Web! Did you see the new movie? Well, it's not especially new...but the most recent one? I thought it was pretty good. Great scene from the book :)

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    1. I didn't see the new movie. I saw the old one. I guess I should see it then.

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  7. this is too cute! and warmed my heart. i LOVED this story as a kid. still do as an adult!

    TRISH

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    1. I know! I'm still surprised that this is the one that came to my mind.

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  8. I loved when Eve met Roarke in the first In Death book... where he's at a funeral, and sad, and ignoring all these women blatantly and inappropriately trying to pick him up, and he feels a prickle on the back of his neck that makes him turn around, and their eyes meet and it's like he's struck dumb. Sigh. :)

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  9. I really need to read this book! I loved the movie as a kid (haven't seen it in years!). That scene is adorable in the movie, too. :)

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  10. Aaww, that's so cute! I've never read this book :) I'll try to.

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    1. It's such a sweet book. It's a bit sad too. Just a heads up :)

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