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Graceling/Fire Giveaway! (and Nice Guy Po)

So, first off, Diana Peterfreund is giving away two signed copies of Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore over on her blog today! The little minx had the opportunity to attend the last stop on Ms. Cashore's Fire book tour and snagged these lovely copies while there. Why, no, I'm not jealous at all...









To enter all you need to do is leave a comment on her post telling her what your Grace would be (if you had one) or what color hair you'd have if you were a human-shaped monster like Fire.
But she adds one additional way to enter that made me laugh out loud. She states that if you are Angie you can publicly admit that Po is the very nicest of nice guys and yet you love him madly...apparently my reputation for crushing on the bad boys precedes me! At first I thought she was referring to Poe-with-an-e and I was like, noooooo! I can't! I WON'T! My beloved Poe is not and will never be a Nice Guy. Bad Boy to the core. Though certainly the "good" kind of Bad Boy. The kind with an undeniable darkness but a good heart buried under all that hostility. Then I realized she was, of course, referring to Po-without-an-e from Graceling and I settled right down.
Now Diana and I may differ on Bad Boys vs. Nice Guys. Gale vs. Peeta comes to mind (though we agree neither of them are actually bad), Spike vs. Riley, etc. But we are one on Po. And Brigan--I think...am I right, Diana? Kristin Cashore writes such wonderful characters (male and female), that I cannot help but fall in love with them. None of her guys are Bad Boys and yet they do have a certain edge, a certain bleakness or ruthlessness that echoes what I generally love so much about my Bad Boys. But they combine this with an incredibly endearing affability and innate goodness--the best of both worlds, if you will. And so I love them--Brigan possibly more than Po!
So here it is, Diana, and I hope you enjoy it: Po (and Brigan to an even larger degree) is the very nicest of Nice Guys and yet it's absolutely true--I do love him madly.

Comments

  1. Brigan may be a nice guy but he has a bad boy streak that puts him above Po for me. :)

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  2. I love that word you used to describe Brigan - a bleakness. Perfect.

    Oh, how I loved that book. Loved, loved, loved.

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  3. Thank you for the heads up! :)

    And, yes. Po is on the top of my nice guys list, and I love him for it. But sometimes I need a bit of bad boy... you get my drift.

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  4. Brigan tops my list ANY day of the week!

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  5. Great description Angie. I love Po, he is a complete good guy but you're right he does have a certain edge and he could be very bad if he wanted to be, given his Grace. Maybe because he chooses too be good he's even more loveable!

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  6. Oh, you DO like the bad guys!!! THis is like a revelation. Team Tam vs Team Mychael comes to mind. MMM HMM.

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  7. Casey, amen. That's all I have to say.

    Janssen, that's just what came instantly to mind when I pondered on Brigan. :) Such a big love for FIRE.

    Jenn, you bet. And I so totally get your drift.

    Michelle, *grin* he does indeed.

    Alexa, I think that's exactly it with Po. Anne Shirley said it first and best, but I just like the option of danger, you know?

    Janice, hehehe. Surely you knew this about me already? Team Tam! Have you read GRACELING or FIRE yet? And seriously, when are you going to read these books? I think you'd dig them.

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  8. HELP ME8:32 PM

    in the book FIRE do brigan and fire kiss? if so what page?
    PLEASE RESPOND IN COMMENTS
    thank you!

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