Friday, 9 September 2011

Friday Blog Hops (3)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read and is a great way to find new book blogs.

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

While I like rooting for the good guys, there are few things I love more than a good bad guy. That said, I can't remember ever wanting a villain to win. Antiheroes and villains evolve to be heroes on the other hand, those I happily root for - like Devlen and Valek in Maria V. Snyder's Glass and Study trilogies.

Want to play? Original posts are here and here.

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books and is another great way to find awesome book blogs.

“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 tend to bounce around between different genres so there isn't one that I primarily read....there are four: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, young adult and cozy mysteries. If they all stopped being written, I'd probably switch to a mix of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and crime. But then there's always the option to reread old favourites :)

Want to play? Original post is here.


  1. I completely agree with you. Anti-heroes turned heroes are some of my favourites :)

    New follower. My FF post: The Write Obsession

    While you're there don't forget to enter by Wolfborn giveaway!

  2. I'm into YA... anything YA is good except horror or crimes... Some adult fiction are ok for me too if they vary to paranormal, christian, fantasy, historical or contemporary. =) happy friday hops!

    new follower,
    april (here's my Friday Hops)

  3. Valek is a great choice! Definitely villainous at first, but I love the way he evolves.

    Thanks for the FF visit! :) Following back.

  4. Hi!--New follower!

    hmmm...haven't read Maria V. Snyder--but I've heard good things about her books! As for me, I've been reading A Game of Thrones, and I can't help but root for Tyrion!--It's not his fault he was born a Lannister!

    Have a great weekend!


  5. Those are both in my tbr pile! good to know they have interesting characters.

    New Follower -


  6. Hi, new follower! I'm a huge fan of villain/antihero redemption stories. Even when they aren't redeemed all the way. I guess I just like bad boys.

  7. Hi, I'm just hopping through and am a new follower! I completely agree with the multiple genres!

  8. 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

  9. I like rooting for the good guys too! Happy Friday!

    My Follow Friday!

  10. I'm a rooter for the good guys too. I like HEAs too much. But, I do love a redeemed gray villain, like Snape, and I'll root for them to the end.

  11. I have a serious literary crush on Valek. I have those books as keepers so I can visit him often. :)


  12. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog, I'm now following you back.

    The Scarf Princess

  13. Hm... I haven't heard of the Storm Glass books. They sound interesting though. I added it to my ever growing goodreads to-read list. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower.

    Lari @ Lari Is Writing

  14. 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

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm a new follower here :) I completely agree with you about Valek from the Study series! Loved him!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  16. I've never heard of the Study series. I'll have to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you back!

  17. Hiya. New follower and thank you for reminding me that I still need to read Maria V. Snyder. I've heard wonderful things about her books.

  18. Thanks for stopping by over at Drying Ink - I haven't heard of the series you mention at all, but I'm also rather fond of antiheroes, which Harry Dresden verges on at times. The Dresden Files are one of my favourite series. I'm following back!.

  19. I'd never quit reading. Or, at least, I hope I wouldn't. Other passions have come and gone, but I have never stopped reading.

    Here's my post:I've Never Met a Genre I Didn't Like. I'd also invite you to sign up for the contest to win a $25 Amazon giftcard this month at my blog.

  20. Hopping on through. I'm noticing a trending answer as to villains winning the conflict. The more I read everyone's answers the more I want to write a book where the villain wins. I don't know, I just think it would be a good twist.

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  21. Wow! Thanks for all the comments guys. I'm having a great time checking out all your FF posts and blogs :)

  22. I read many genres too! A new favorite of mine is cozy mystery - especially the ones with a paranormal element.

    Have a great weekend,

  23. I love paranormal cozies too! I have some on my TBR so reviews will be posted as soon as I get to them :)

  24. 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?? :)

  25. Ooooh Rachel Vincent? Awesome blog Lindsay!

  26. New Follower! Just popped over from Crazy for books to say hi. So, hi! My answer to this question can be found here --->

  27. Thanks for stopping by Angela :)


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