Girls*Heart* Books: Treasured Thursdays: Twilight Style Part 3: An Ode to Charlie Swan

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Treasured Thursdays: Twilight Style Part 3: An Ode to Charlie Swan

Treasured Thursday is a weekly event created by Touya over at The Reader's Garden that is all about our most treasured. I'm hosting it here now, for those of you who are interested in joining me. This month, as you all know by now, we are ALL about the Twilight Saga! So this week our topic is our most treasured human from the Twilight Saga. 

We girls talked about it and realized we all had the same answer: 

Charlie Swan

So now without further ado, here is why we each treasure Charlie. 

Honestly it's so easy to love Charlie Swan. He is, first and foremost, a DAD. Then the sheriff, then a friend..you get the idea. Bella comes first for him, always. It doesn't matter that she didn't live with him for most of her life or that she didn't get to spend much time with him. She is very obviously the center of his universe. It warms my heart to see that kind of relationship. Even when those involved would rather pull their own teeth out than actually admit it.  Beyond that, he's hilarious; in the books and the movies. I think Billy Burke is simply amazing as Charlie in the movies, they could not have found anyone who could do it better.  My favorite Charlie moment, though, had to be 'the talk' in Eclipse. Movie & book, it was superb and hilarious and real, (because you know dads and daughters HAVE those conversations all the time).

Without even seeing Mel and Tammy’s posts I already know I can’t be alone here, I honestly cannot. My most treasured human from Twilight is…

…Charlie Swan.

Without a doubt. I mean, really. This book is swarmed with supernatural creatures, left and right; if they’re not a vampire, they’re a werewolf, and if they do happen to be human, they’re not exactly addictive, I’d say. Just my opinion though.

Anyway, onto Charlie. I loved him, in both the books, and the movies (HONESTLY, who better could’ve been cast here?!). He is always so awkward around Bella and they almost never have a proper conversation, but it’s obvious they love each other. I love how protective Charlie is, and how he is only looking out for Bella’s best interest (even if she doesn’t agree with it some of the time). I might be biased, because my favorite thing EVER is Dad/Daughter interaction, but I just find them amazing, and Charlie… So blissfully oblivious… It’s such a breath of fresh air. I love it. I love Charlie, I love Charlie and Bella, I love it all. He is most definitely my most treasured!

Charlie; he is such a guy and trying so hard to make up for lost time with Bella. One of my fav scenes in Twilight is when he’s cleaning his gun and he cocks it “Bring him in” LOLOLOLOL , and he draws the Halo over his head… hysterical! The whole “talk” with him and Bella… “Virgin, ha... liking Edward a little bit more now.” He just cracks me up! I’m glad that they kept true to the books in the movies and showed the struggle he and Bella have to form and maintain that Father/Daughter relationship.


  1. Charlie is awesome! You all did a fantastic job explaining why he is such a great dad and character. He always makes me laugh. Fantastic post ladies!

    ~Stephanie@The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

  2. Thanks so much Lizzy! We had a lot of fun putting this together! :)


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