For What It's Worth

Friday, March 4, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blog Hop is hosted by Jen from Crazy For Books.

Jen's question this week is: Who's your all-time favorite book villain? Sheesh! That is a really tough question. I'm wracking my brain and can't come up with anything. To be honest most of the book villains don't seem all that scary to me. By the time we get to them and their motivation they seem to be spouting all sorts of evil things they can't really back up and are defeated easily. So help me out here - there must be someone and I'm just not remembering them!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee.

Her question is: What embarrassing thing have you done on cold medicine? I don't take cold medicine because I get weird.....for days. I slur and drool and become incredibly embarrassing to take anywhere. Just ask my husband!

Take a look around - enter my March You Pick the Book contest. I will be sure to hop back!!

Have a great weekend and thanks for hopping by!


  1. Hello and Happy Friday! Have a great weekend :)

  2. Hmm villains all the villains I like don't really seem to be villains once you get to know them. But I guess by villains we mean antagonists then Bananach from the Wicked Lovely series is a good one though I haven't read the last book yet so who knows how she turns out.I'm reading the Vampire Academy series at the moment and Viktor Dashkov is a good one so far. He's a pretty evil guy considering what he's done. Um Itachi from Naruto though he could be considered a sort of anti-hero maybe.

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  4. I couldn't name a particular villain, but I like the ones that make you think: "Hold-on one cotton-picking second" because they're talking sense. I like to read a villain who, perhaps, is misguided or misjudged, but irrevocably so. In my mind, there's no such thing as inherent evil, and if there is, it's the same in everyone. Actions and experiences affect it, either taming or frenzying it. When a Villain has an acceptable agenda (not just revenge) and you can empathise with them a little, you can appreciate their villainy so much more.

    This is more an antagonist than a Villain, I know, but maybe that's not a bad thing.

    Being villainous.... I would say ones without mercy, completely corrupted and remarkably manipulative. The sort that care for no other living thing, regardless of alignment.

  5. @Alex - Good points. I think my problem is that no matter how evil the villain starts out, when it comes to the big showdown he/she usually spouts the traditional evil speach and then is defeated in about a millisecond - so all the fear I may have had was for nothing.
    Especially in YA - they may "talk" evil but the actual evil acts are few and far between.

    I was thinking of choosing President Snow from Hunger Games - definitely evil - but the final showdown was a big letdown for me.

  6. The biggest book Villain I can think of is Bones (Night Huntress). He stole my heart and never gave it back. :(

    Happy Friday, Karen!

  7. Our was Voldemort, haha. New follower--btw! :)

  8. just following, Snape & Lord Voldemort is mine.

  9. My villain was Calvin Malone from the Shifter series (Rachel Vincent)I had a really hard time choosing this person as well since so many of the villains as you say are defeated before you get a chance to really despise them. New follower :)

  10. Hey hopping on by and I am now a new folloer woop.
    Love the blog, very awesome! and can I just say awwww love the little rabbit I want it!!
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  11. Lol! Cold medicine tends to put me in a coma. It's like heavy narcotics for me! I'm just completely out of it!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Stopping in for FF. Hope you have a great weekend. Following :).


  13. I'm just hopping by to say Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower - come visit me! :)

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

  14. Best Villians I can think of are :
    He who must not be named ( Harry Potter)
    President Snow ( Hunger Games)
    Any Goverment agency in a dystopian enviroment

  15. My choices were Hannibal Lechter (Silence of the Lambs) and Kyle Craig from Alex Cross Series by James Patterson.

    Hope to visit again soon!
    Books are life,

  16. Mine was a trick-answer. Turns out the book's villain was actually the protagonist, an anti-hero. He was so bad he was good--Sir Frances Crawford Lymond from The Game of Kings. The series hooked me.

  17. How cute is that photo?? i hope you have a great weekend, karen!

  18. Hopping through. It was hard for me to think of villains too...because the heroes are more important to me than the bad guys.
    My Hop

  19. Hopping by on the hop! Old follower:) Drop by if you get a chance and have a great weekend!

    Kristin@ My Bookish Ways

  20. possibly the best hop picture cute!!! Picking a villian was hard, what a good question. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  21. ...Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

    ...stop by my blog for my answer and also a book giveaway.

    Stop by my blog for a book giveaway:


    Chelsey Emmelhainz of HARPER COLLINS is graciously providing FIVE copies for five lucky winners.