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Characters in Love: Character Interview with Alex

Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Hi Alex! Thanks for dropping by today. Would you tell readers a little about yourself?
I hate that question! Wow. Pressure. Um. . .well, I’ve been in and out of Portland, Maine for most of my life, although I spent my early years pretty firmly rooted in the Wilds. I prefer the Wilds to the cities. I don’t like being penned in.

I love books—especially forbidden books—and music from the time Before. Music nowadays sucks—sorry, but it’s true. My favorite time of day is two to three in the morning—the witching hour, when it feels like you can do anything, and no one will ever know.

What spurred you to leave the Wilds to fight for the resistance?
I didn’t really have a choice. My way of life, my beliefs, everything I hold valuable, is being threatened. I’m not going to stick my head in the sand. Anything worth anything in life is also worth fighting for.

Which brings us to how you met Lena. What were your first thoughts when you saw her?
She’s gonna trip. I know, it’s not very romantic, but she was running by this coffee shop where I used to work, and I noticed her shoe was untied. She was going really fast, and I just kept thinking, man, she’s going to faceplant. She didn’t, though. Pretty amazing.

That's an astonishing feat. I don't think I could pull off untied shoelaces without making an undignified greeting to the ground. When did you first realize that you were in love with her?
That’s a tough one. I mean, in one way, I guess it was this one time at 37 Brooks. She got dandelion fluff caught in her eyelashes, and she was laughing so hard, and I was trying to, you know, get it out of her lashes. And she just looked so beautiful. That’s the first time I remember wanting to say the words.

But there were flashes of it before that, I think. Like, even the time we were in the bay and I told her what I was—that I wasn’t valid, I mean—and she got really mad, right before she swam away, there was this tiny split-second where she seemed almost....I don’t know, relieved. She relaxed for the first time. And I loved her then, just for a flash.

Even when I used to see her running, I think I was half in love with her.

Do you believe in soulmates?
Of course.


Thanks again for joining us, Alex. We hope all the best for you!



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37 comments on "Characters in Love: Character Interview with Alex"
  1. Thanks so much for this post! I really really need to read delirium! It looks like such a good book :)

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  2. Oh he's AMAZING!!

    Gotta love him. I love the face-plant comment when he first saw her.

    I love his honesty and sense of humor.

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  3. I just read your review of Pandemonium!!

    I can't believe you didn't hint at whether or not he's okay! I know why you can't really tell, but still!

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  4. I read Delirium mid-last year and LOVED it! I look forward to reading Pandemonium. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I really can't wait to read both of these books. Been on my list for a while and I really can't wait to get started.

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  7. Thanks so much! I just read Delirium in January and it was one of my favourite books from the last few months. It was so so good! I can't wait to read Pandemonium.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    KaliS

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  8. Why can't there be more guys like you Alex? Ones who love love. :D I hope I see you in Pandemonium!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    TayteH

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  9. That is a lovely interview. :) Delirium was my favorite book of 2011 and I fell in love with Alex so easily. I can't wait to see more of him and Lena in Pandemonium. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. Awh, I believe in soulmates tooo! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. ALEX, why aren't you real?! haha. Great interview and amazing giveaway!

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  12. I haven't read Delirium yet!! :/ But Alex seems like a nice guy!! I love books with a twist of romance. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Gisele

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  13. Ohhhh, Alex. I have such a crush on you. When I read Delirium it like ripped my heart out....I sobbed at the end and read the last page about 5 times. LOVE THIS SERIES.

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  14. i had been counting down to when pandemonium came out because delerium killed me and i needed to know what happened next!! i love alex and i love the interview you did with him. so fun : )

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  15. Aww, cute interview! I really wanna read Delirium now! (Yes, I haven't yet, unfortunately!)

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  16. Oh my, I have been wanting to read Delirium for forever! Such a fun interview, thanks :)

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  17. I have wanted to read these books forever. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. Delirium is on my Goodreads to read list.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Thanks so much for the giveaway, haven't had a chance to read these yet, so very excited for a chance to win them!

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  20. I have been DYING to read both these books! thanks for a great review and giveaway. :)

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  21. I to believe in soulmates! Love Love to read this!

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  22. I've been dying for Pandemonium ever since I finished Delirium, mostly because of Alex!! He's yummy...and such a fun interview subject!

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  23. This post is so romantic, it just makes me want to swoon all over the place <3

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  24. Lovely review! Very swoonworthy! I absolutely believe in soul mates! I know that everyone has someone waiting for them. I know that I met mine! :) I have had Delirium on my TBR list for a awhile. Definitely can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I can't wait to read this!!
    Thanks for the post and giveaway.

    -Carla

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  26. This was a really cute post. Soulmates so swoonworthy.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway also.

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  27. I have yet to read this especially with everyone blogging about Pandemonium. I feel left out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Thank you for the wonderful giveaways, I need to read both books!

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  29. Woah thanks for the giveaway! I loved both books,but its a little odd to read them only in eBook form..

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  30. I haven't read either book yet but I'm dying to and it was definitely a great post! Thanks!

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  31. I enjoyed the interview. I discovered that we have several things in common, such as being a night owl, and I also like "forbidden books"!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  32. I feel kind of left out, never having read these. I'm going to have to jump on the bandwagon.

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  33. I remember buying Delirium - we were just about to leave the shop and I was desperately in need of new reading material, so I just saw this cover and grabbed it. Little did I know just how amazing it would be. I have literally read it 15 times (as well as about 6 times partially). I absolutely adore Alex, so thank you so much for this post </3

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