[stextbox id=”guest2″ image=”null”]As you know, we are using Fridays here at Oh, the Books! to help promote newer bloggers (though other guest posts might make their way in if we have openings). If you have started your blog in the last six months and are interested in contributing, we want to hear from you!
This week we’re delighted to introduce a blogger who joined the blogosphere at the beginning of 2014: Becca from Pivot Book Reviews! She was one of the first people we approached about guest posting for us after seeing her pop up on our blog, and we are thrilled that she decided to help us out. Check out her post below, and then support her by visiting her blog or twitter!
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To All The Boys I Loved Before
I recently read (and LOVED) To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han [review here], and when Asti emailed me about a guest post for Oh! The Books, my mind instantly came up with the idea of writing a letter to a boy I’ve loved before, but not just any boy, a fictional boy. This particular fictional boy was one of my very first book boyfriends as a teen, and I think I’m to the point to say goodbye to him forever. I’m pulling a Lara Jean and writing out my goodbye to loving Edward Cullen.
I loved you so much, which was probably a little unhealthy considering you were a fictional sparkly vampire and I was a sixteen-year-old girl, but at that time in my life, I wanted nothing more than to be your Bella.
I’m not really sure why though, because honestly, it would really freak me out if I woke up in the middle of the night and you were in my bedroom staring at me while I slept. Also, you drink blood. Now, I know it’s not human blood, but still, thinking about you drinking blood in real life grosses me out. How would we ever go out on a real date if you can’t eat? It’s basically date protocol to at least go on one dinner date. So you would just sit there and watch me as I eat? What is with you and watching people so intently, and why am I just know realizing how creepy this is?
Then, there is the whole sparkly thing, which is kinda cool at first, because what girl doesn’t love all things sparkly? But that means that we could never enjoy being out in the sun together. Ever. That really limits more dating possibilities. Plus the fact that when it’s all rainy and stuff, I don’t want to go out on a date. That would be the only time you could in public. When it’s rainy, I just want to be in bed, reading or sleeping.
Ultimately, I would probably begin thinking about turning into a Vamp myself, but I love food and sleep too much to do that to myself. I choose food and sleep over forever with you, Edward. It stung my heart a little bit to write that, but it’s the truth.
So this is a final goodbye to my love for you, Edward. It was real, and it was fun, but in the end, you’re just a fictional vampire, and I need someone who can be there for me, not only in real life, but who also isn’t just interested in me because I’m the only person whose thoughts you can’t hear.