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Thursday, September 8, 2011


Book Blogger an awesome weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books that gives book bloggers the chance to discover, support, and connect with fellow book bloggers and book lovers.

Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?
I would NEVER give up reading completely! The mere thought is both terrifying and laughable. I read mostly Fantasy and Paranormal YA/MG books. If authors stopped writing in these genres, I'd probably read more contemporary YA fiction and more of the sci-fi genre. I read quite a bit of contemporary YA fiction now, but I could always read more. And I haven't delved too deep into the sci-fi genre, but it does fascinate me. Anyone have any sci-fi recs?

Feature and Follow Friday... is a blog hop, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, that allows book bloggers to discover and connect with other book bloggers.

This week's featured blogs are:

Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?

Oh, this is a great question! I've always been fascinated by villains. Blame it on ole' Billy Shakespeare, with his brilliantly crafted villains, such as Richard III or Iago. And of course, the villains of my childhood (Voldemort, the White Witch, Captain Hook) were perfectly loathsome and villainous. But, I'm not sure if I ever wanted a villain to win. I think, if anything, I've wanted certain villains to be redeemed or saved...but I don't think I've ever wanted their evil plans and schemes to prevail in the end. I like a truly evil villain, but I really love a villain that pulls on my sympathies as well. 

Although, if I wanted to be totally honest there's a small *coughbigcough* part of me that really just wanted the Volturi to take out Bella and the Cullens, including that creepy baby, in Breaking Dawn...but then again, I would want the wolfpack to then take out the Volturi and other vamps...but after Bella, the Sparkle Crew, and Creepy Baby were offed...Twilight fans, please don't throw things at me now *ducks just in case*


Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Haha, seems like a lot of people can't choose a villain! I guess that means the authors are writing them really well!

My Follow Friday :)

Imo said...

Great answer! I love truly evil villains, who i'm allowed to hate without feeling bad, but those villains who redeem themselves are definitely better in some ways!
Have an awesome weekend, and stop by if you can, i love meeting new people!

JessiM said...

Goodness, I don't think that any of the BBH participants could ever just STOP reading! :-) I thought contemporary would be my second choice if they got rid of paranormal too.

Happy Friday! New follower.
Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

Unknown said...

I read mostly those genres too and I would probably read more contemporary if fantasy and paranormal were no longer written! Great answer :) New follower. Check out my answer:

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Anonymous said...

Good answer, there is so much to read out there.

Tia said...

I agree! I've wanted certain villains to be redeemed but never to win!

My Follow Friday!

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

Ive wanted villains to turn good, but I dont normally root for them. new follower :)

My FF- Book Briefs


Sash and Em said...

the white witch WAS scary!!

new follower

Here's our FF

Howard Sherman said...

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Livia @ Butterfly-o-Meter Books said...

Haha, I see what you mean. Myeah, I had mixed feelings about the Volturi, I mean, they were sort of awesome...especially the little twins.
I was sort of rooting for both sides, lol.

Following you back, I'm glad we've connected! xD~

pussreboots said...

Like you, I would adapt. There are so many different things to read even if new books in a favorite genre stopped being published. Please come see what I would read.

Hayley said...

Great answers! Just hopping over :) Happy friday, have a great weekend!

My FF if you want to stop by and maybe follow me,

Jen | Book Den said...

LOL. I liked you *cough cough* answer!

I love a multi-layered villain, too!

Emily said...

I totally agree about the "never giving up reading" thing, and I laughed at your little Twilight comment at the bottom :) Thanks for following, and I followed back!

Rebecca V said...

Sometimes I am really glad I never read Twilight. I watched the first movie a few weeks ago though and when I found out vampires sparkle, I was like "".

Thanks for hopping by my blog and happy to be a new follower!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I didn't think of ol' Will when I was making my choice. Thanks for following and visiting. I'm returning the favor.

My Head is Full of Books

RFTC Blog said...

Ha, great answer. Thanks for stopping by.

New follower

Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

Claire's Book Corner said...


Great answer. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am now following you too.


Jacob @ Drying Ink said...

Thanks for stopping by over at Drying Ink - though I have wanted not villains, but antagonists to win. Ie. in more 'neutral' series like A Song of Ice and Fire! I mean, who doesn't love Tyrion? I'm following back too. :)

Sierra said...

Having the villians be converted to non-villians would be interesting, though in most books, they seem to just...die.
This was a hard question for me!
Thanks for the follow, and I'm now following back :)

~~Angela said...

New Follower here, visiting from Crazy for Books... My preferred genre is YA too and if they stopped publishing it i probably wouldn't stop reading, but i would read a lot less and write a lot more, even if it was just for myself. I'm admin over at I'd love for you to come visit when you get a chance!