Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Friday! (2)

It’s Friday!!  That means it’s time for some great memes and the opportunity to check out some cool new blogs!

The Book Blog Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books.   This week’s question is:
“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 read a lot of historical fiction with YA and contemporary fiction mixed in.  If I couldn’t read historical fiction any more, I would probably read more non-fiction.  I used to read a ton of non-fiction but have slowed down dramatically in the last few years and I kind of miss it.

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.
This week’s question is:  Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story?  If yes, which one?
Hmmmm, this is a hard question.  I guess I would say yes, in the case of Andrei Taganov from We the Living.  He is supposed to be the epitome of the Soviet state and someone who could potentially harm Kira but he truly loves her and seems to be a good person at heart.  I wish that there had been a better ending because I felt like he deserved better than to suffer and eventually commit suicide.
What do you all think about villiains and/or exploring other genres?

10 comments:

  1. Great answers.

    I also love reading historical fiction (I'm currently reading The Lady of rivers too). I also really enjoy the odd non-fiction thrown in.

    It's lovely to meet you :)
    I'm a new follower!

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am really enjoying checking out all of the villain answers today because there are tons of books I have never heard of. Thanks!

    Lisa
    Lisa's World of Books, Follow Friday

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  3. Hi, just hopping through!

    - New follower

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  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 – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story
    http://www.inthestory.com

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  5. I had to stop reading your last answer since I'm reading that book right now! I think you blogged about it a couple months ago and they had it at the library. I'll let you know how I like it. For just finishing light and fluffy stuff, I'm actually getting through this one (which is a bit heavier) faster than I thought.

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  6. I love reading so much I'd just have to find another genre to love. But, I like to read a mix of books!

    My Follow Friday!

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  7. New follower via blog hop hoping you will follow back, thks in advance http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm a historical fiction fan too. You've got some great looking books in your To- Read queue. If historical fiction disappeared, I'd still find plenty to read, but I'd miss my favorites!

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  9. My genre of choice has changed a lot over the years. Right now I like a little bit of everything. I could never give up reading!

    Have a nice weekend,
    Diana

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  10. New Follower! Just popped over from Crazy for books to say hi. So, hi! My answer to this question can be found here ---> http://peaceloveyalit.blogspot.com/2011/09/theres-whole-lotta-hopping-goin-on.html

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