Thursday, September 8, 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop #9!!!

The week has come and gone guys! It's already somehow feeling like fall here in Alabama, and football season has officially started! I'm finding it hard to believe this is my ninth week of Friday memes, but it is! :) If you haven't seen, I'm having my 100 follower giveaway here, so go enter! I'm giving away ARCs from Anna Carey, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tahereh Mafi, plus a signed book by Holly Black. Isn't that worth your time? :) Plus, they're only seven more days to enter! EEEEEEEE!

Anyways, Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee each week and is a joint effort between all of us bloggers to get more followers. Plus, each week a different question is asked, and I get to answer it! So here goes:

Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?
Me. Sometimes I kinda would like a villain to win, but never enough to really root for them. Sometimes they're just super interesting characters, though not actually good, and sometimes the reasons behind what they're doing are good, but the actions in and of themselves are not. All in all, not really. I'm always really rooting for the good guys! Though sometimes to end with a villain winning makes for a really great story.

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly par-tay for book bloggers to connect! It's hosted by Crazy for Books (follow that link to get to this week's Blogger Hop post!) and lasts Friday through Monday every week! And we get another exciting question, here goes:

Book Blogger Hop

Q. 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?
ME. I mostly read YA, but I still love to read a lot of adult and historical fiction. I read YA because it's relatable. Most of the time, the stories are about people quite similar to me who end up in outstanding situations, and I love being able to picture myself in those stories. But, it's also not hard for me to identify with characters in adult novels, especially as I get older. So, if authors stopped writing YA I wouldn't have a problem reading other things at all! I could NEVER give up reading completely. I'd read cereal boxes if there was nothing else to read. :)

So... All the fun is done! Please go check out my giveaway (IT'S INTERNATIONAL!) and have a great weekend! :)


  1. Reading Cereal Boxes-I can so relate!! I am here from the Book Blog Hop and just began to follow you on Twitter

    My Hop Post-Please Stop by if you can

  2. I'm with you! I'll read cereal boxes, too, if it comes down to that.

    I'd love to have you stop by!

  3. Hopping by...Come by and read my hop answer and enter the giveaway going on that page @ Ashley Suzanne!

    I am a new follower and would love a follow back.

  4. Heehee.. Me, too! I'm a cereal box reader! I just need to have words in front of me - I don't care where they come from!

    Happy Hopping!

  5. Over Labor Day weekend it went from hot hot summer to fall -- like throwing a switch. Historical fiction and YA are favorites with me as well-- I especially like YA historical fiction :) But there are tons of great books out there in all genres.

  6. Oh, I have a huge taste in books. I can't read too many in the same genre at the same time otherwise I get bored. So, I don't think I can answer that one. I need them all even though I have some favs like YA, Paranormal, erotica, historical. See a mix. LOL!

    I wouldn't have a clue as to what bad guy I would want to win. Hmm...

    Black Disaster Fairy

    A World of Personality

  7. I couldn't think of a villain who I'd want to win. As for the other question, I do know I'd never stop reading if my favorite genres went obsolete.

    Happy Friday! I hope you're enjoying some nice fall my favorite: the pumpkin spice latte!

    I'm also a new follower. :)

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  8. I agree I can't really think of a villain that I would want to win, but there are some interesting ones at that.

  9. I had a hard time picking a villain too, I had to go back through my Goodreads books just to figure something out! I just picked a book where I generally didn't like the characters haha.

    My Follow Friday :)

  10. Hi and Happy Friday! A great answer..

    My FF,

    Have a great weekend!

  11. I read mostly YA too, but I also love adult novels. My favourite authors are Rachel Vincent and Lynsay Sands. Their adult series are amazing.

    Books of Amber

  12. what are you studying at the university? Good luck with that.

    I have my mom to thank for getting me into reading and then later on I got hooked on writing

    I'm not sure how to get the link to go live here?

  13. 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

  14. sometimes we like cheering for the bad guy!

    new follower.

    Here's our FF

  15. 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

  16. Yeah, I agree that I've never really flat out rooted for the villain. If you're rooting for the villain in the story something went haywire somewhere with the writing!

    Here's my FF:

    Goldilox (new follower!)

  17. I try not to root for the bad guys- sometimes I wish their character would develop more or turn to the good side. Wasn't this a tough question this week?!