Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Follow (6) and Book Blogger Hop (2)

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

I have been racking my brain to think of an answer to this question--but alas I cannot think of a specific example.  I know I have read books where I did not necessarily want the villain to win as much as I really wanted the villain to redeem him/herself so that the villain and the hero can find a harmony together.  Or I have had instances where the villain character was better described or more interesting to read about.  I did not necessarily want the villain to win--but I really wanted the hero to have something interesting that drew me to him/her. 

Book Blogger Hop
“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 could not imagine giving up on reading completely.  I have had times in my life where I did not have as much time to read--and I always miss it so much.  I am so much more stressed when I do not find time to read.  So I know that I would not give up on reading.

Right now I read a lot of YA--and I would be heartbroken if author's stopped writing in that genre.  I think it is so important in inspiring a new generation of readers!  However, if YA were no more, I think I would read more contemporary fiction and more historical fiction.


  1. I definitely couldn't give up reading either. If YA was to disappear, I think I'd end up reading more paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

    Books of Amber

  2. I'm a pretty eclectic reader so I'm sure I would find another genre to read!

  3. Yes1 that is what I was trying to say with my answer, but I couldn't explain it well. I want the villain to redeem himself too! new follower- Nice blog!

    My FF- Book Briefs


  4. Please don’t be shocked but this week I’ve got a straightforward, cut and dried answer to this week’s question... for a change!

    Root for villains? No way, no how. Why am I being so narrow minded? Follow me back to my blog and find out why –

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  5. I can't think of any villains I wanted to win! New follower!

    My Follow Friday!

  6. I am a follower!
    I hope you will stop by The Writers Voice! It is my new group author blog and posts start tomorrow!

    Emma Michaels

  7. Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  8. I know! Can you imagine going without books just because a favorite genre disappeared?

  9. I respect that answer. Villains can be easy to like sometimes, but you still don't want bad things to happen to good people.

  10. No--I don't want bad things to happen to good people but I have to say that I love books where there is more ambiguity...the lines are not always clear cut and the motives (or backstory) of the "villain" makes me understand where he/she is coming from. I don't have to agree but I want the choices to make sense to me. To be more than he/she is crazy.

  11. Nor can I. 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.

  12. Ooo, I like your answer about wanting villains to redeem themselves. I definitely have felt that too! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I forgot about books where the hero and villain find peace. I love those!

  14. I know what you mean by wanting villains to redeem themselves. I wouldn't stop reading either - I'd find a new favorite genre as I read a lot of genres.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm doing the same:)

  15. Redemption's always interesting gto read - but I've wanted antagonists to win as well, like Brandin from Tigana. Thanks for stopping by over at Drying Ink! I'm following back.

  16. hey! i'm a follower here! i'm spreading the word about Teen Shiver, a new group of YA authors that have combined together! stop by the Teen Shiver blog and follow us?? :)