Wednesday 22 June 2011

My Book Boyfriend: Peeta Mellark

My Book Boyfriend is most definitely my favourite meme ever. It's hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, and is all about fictional boys who make us swoon. Thanks to my Hunger Games binge in the past week, Peeta is currently occupying my mind the most, so he's my book BF this week. I love him because he's kind, sweet, devoted, affectionate, selfless, smart, built... just the perfect package, really. I know some people think he's weak and sure, I got frustrated with him at times, but given all that he has to go through in the trilogy I think he's actually pretty damn strong. With his blonde hair and blue eyes, I pictured Peeta looking like Alex Pettyfer - who I'm a bit suss on coz he seems like kind of a douche - but goshdarnit, he's pretty.

Swoon-worthy Quotes

"I swear, every bird outside the windows fell silent...and right when your song ended, I knew - just like your mother - I was a goner."

"I clench his hands to the point of pain. 'Stay with me.' His pupils contract to pinpoints, dilate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. 'Always,' he murmurs."

"So after, when he whispers, 'You love me. Real or not real?' I tell him, 'Real.'"

"'My nightmares are usually about losing you,'  he says. 'I'm okay once I realize you're here.'"
All images via Side note: I was surprised at the plentiful number of pictures of Alex Pettyfer in his underwear and - randomly - with his hand down his pants. And then there was this, the most random image of all:

Seriously, WTF?!


  1. I have yet to read the hunger games.. I know tisk tisk, but Alex Pettyfer is SO good looking, although a complete ass in real life.

  2. Hey Belle, great post. I'm glad you picked Peeta because then Gale is all mine! That last pic of Alex...maybe 'I'm really really ridiculously good looking, even on the toilet?'

  3. Although Alex Pettyfer is a douchebag he is incredibly attractive.
    I've been telling myself to read the hunger games for ages because of Peeta.
    Aww he sounds so sweet and loving hes just perfect!
    great choice! I've been needing inspiration to read the hunger games.

  4. I think Peeta has to be the ultimate book boyfriend. I'd definitely go for him!

    I picture him a little bigger than Alex Pettyfer. Not chubby or anything, just... bigger. And with a wider face.

  5. LMAO. Where did you find that picture? WTF is right.

    I love that second picture of him and all those quotes. How could any girl not love Peeta :)

  6. You aren't like looking forward to the movie or anything are you? LOL

    Great book boyfriend. I really enjoyed the first 2 books in the series and Peeta was a character I liked from the beginning!

  7. Oh nice! I thought of Alex more of a Jace than a Peeta, but he's definitely a good choice!

  8. KThomas - Yes, such a waste of a pretty face! PS Is your name anything to do with The BSC by any chance?

    Lan - Thanks! Gale is all yours. I'm officially OFF his team completely ;)

    Abbey - It's an awesome series (esp. the first two) - I'd love to hear your thoughts if you read it!

    Hanna - I know what you mean. Alex was the best I came up with though. Josh Hutcherson is SO NOT Peeta to me but hopefully he'll impress in the movie.

    Nic - Haha I found it on an Alex Pettyfer fansite, I have no idea what shoot it's from originally. I really want to know whether it's the photographers that are like "OK, strip to your undies! Now put your hand down them! Now sit on the toilet!" Or if it's Alex's idea lol.

    Felicia - I'm officially counting down the days, lol. I'm with you, LOVED the first two, the third was a bit of a let down but great series overall. Peeta is definitely one of the best characters ;)

    Jess - Jace is in the Mortal Instruments, right? I'm yet to read that series, I have to get onto it pronto!

  9. I could see Peeta looking like that, definitely. Very cute.

  10. Ummmm.. I can honestly say I've never had the desire to see AP sitting on the toilet. LOL

    But I love Peeta. I was so disappointed by who they cast for him for the film. :(

    Those are some of my favorite Peeta quotes.

  11. I'm definitely team Peeta...swoon.

    I used to not like Alex Pettyfer, but now that he's grown up I can't take my eyes off him...well except the last picture. I'm quite speechless on that one.

  12. I haven't read these books yet...I think they need to be moved up on my TBR pile! ;)

  13. BWA HA HA! That last pic!!

    Oh he looks so like one in my man harem. We have good taste. ;D

  14. Victoria - Isn't he?! Minus the tattoos I think he's the perfect Peeta. ;)

    Missie - I don't think I've ever had the desire to see ANYONE sitting on the toilet, lol! I'm really disappointed with Peeta's casting, too - I'm hoping he'll be amazingly transformed somehow.

    Lisa - I don't want to like him, but he keeps on posing for hot photos (except for that last one, of course). He's pulling me in!

    A Simple Love of Reading - I don't think you'd regret moving them to the top! :)

    Melissa - Great minds, eh? ;)

  15. I adore him! As any character! I actually met him at a book signing and he's as gorgeous in person and utterly charming. I LOVE YOUR PICK!

  16. Wait, you met Alex Pettyfer? And he was charming? Tell me more! lol

  17. Ew on the toilet pic! I do like Alex Pettyfer too, although he is a total pretty boy. But I am Team Gale all the way!

  18. I love anything pretty - including pretty boys! hehe

  19. Just saw the link to this post on todays book boyfriend post. Alex Pettyfer is Peeta for me. But you are right, he seems like a bit of a douche.
    I LOVE the second and third quotes!! Gah, they make me want to read this series again.
    And what is going on with Alex on the toilet?! Not cool!