Friday, 9 September 2011

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop


Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

The BBH question is:
'Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing tht 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 ever give up reading, although I would probably resort to stop reading new books. My favourite genre is fantasy. For me fantasy is every book that adds a touch of magic to a story about human values. If authors would stop writing fantasy I would probably resort to Historical Fiction which , if well written, has the same qualities as fantasy. If authors would only write paranormal novels then the moment would come where I would retreat to classics.

The FF question is:
Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of the story? If so, which one?

I do not think I ever wanted a villain to win, because usually, I think, much more time is spent on building the "hero's" character and the villain is barely present. Saying that, if we talk about a story where the good guy becomes bad, then I am usually rooting for the (now) bad guy to conquer his bad side. For example Anakin in the Star Wars trilogies. Never ever have I cried for a mass murderer, but Anakin's story brings me to tears.

Since I am writing while I think I just thought of another villain, who is not really a villain if you ask me. Gollum is the tragic hero of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. I always wish he could have somehow ended up happy, but somehow I feel as if Peter Jackson gave him a good ending in the movie, since he dies with what he loves!

So, what are your answers? Don't hesitate to post your link, I will try to visit all your answers!


  1. Yes - You really do want it to work out for Anakin, but that's just not how it works.

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by this morning! I had not thought of Anakin but you are so right. I hope you have a great weekend!


  3. Hopping by! I agree with you about paranormal--no thanks! I'd read the classics too :)

  4. Sometimes I do root for the villains to get their happy ending some times, if not necessarily win. I totally agree on Anakin and Gollum.

    I read a lot of genres, so I would soon find a new favorite. I wouldn't stop reading either.

    Old follower:)

    Have a great weekend!

  5. 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

  6. I generally want the good guys to win out!

    My Follow Friday!

  7. Hey Great Blog! Also, new follower here :)
    I loved your FF answer, I really have to think about it before I do my post on it.
    I enjoyed your wording of "retreat to classics." Have a happy hop!

  8. 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

  9. Classics seem to be a popular alternative this week. 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.

  10. Thanks for stopping by! Glad to know I wasn't the only girl with the book!

  11. hey! hopping by, a little late though! Love the blog and I'm following you now :) i could never give up YA, so I just can't even answer this question. lol. it will NEVER die, and if it does, it's what I write anyways lol.

    stop by my blog too? I posted about my TBR list instead this Friday!

  12. Thanks for stopping by over at Drying Ink - to me, it depends what you mean by 'villain'. If simply antagonist, of course I have... But if it's a more simplistic 'black and white' conflict, then the answer is likely no.

    I'm following back!

  13. 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?? :)

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