Friday, 9 September 2011

Follow Friday #1

Hi all and welcome to my first ever Follow Friday!

This is a great feature hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read and I am very excited to be taking part today.

Every week participants have to answer a question so that we can all get to know each other a little better. This week's question is:

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

Ok, so I've had a good hard think about this question and I can honestly say that I can't think of any villains that I have wanted to win.

The best I could come up with was a villain that was really well written and who I could sympathise with (but I think he is a little bit crazy so I don't think I'd want him to win!). This villain is Valentine from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I've only read the first two books in the series but the parts written from Valentine's POV really give a good insight into why he is doing what he is doing and why he believes what he is doing is absolutly the best course of action for everybody.

Right, that's my thought on the subject matter. What do you think?

As this is your first time visiting my blog I'd like to point you in the direction of a couple of posts that you might find interesting.

My blog is, of course, dedicated to book series and I have compiled a list of some of the series from my favourite genres. If you have time please take a look and let me know if there are any I've missed, plus you may even find a new series or two to make a start on. You can find these lists here.

Secondly, I am holding an international giveaway for the first two books from Rebecca Lim's Mercy series. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post here.

So, don't be shy. Let me know if you've found me through Follow Friday today and I'll came and return the favour :)


Jinny ( said...

Happy Friday! I'm a new follower :)

Ooh Valentine is a pretty good choice. I don't think I wanted him to win necessarily, but he's a good villain! (And by good, I mean, a well written character haha).

My FF:

Renu said...

Hopping through! Happy Friday. :D

- New follower

Audris said...

I love this series and that is a great choice.

New Follower :)

Hayley said...

Great answers :)

You hvae a super cite blog layout by the way!

My FF,

Crystal (Book Snob) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It is just me or is Claery kind of whinny. I didn't like City of Bones very much and I was hoping that she was going to get herself into something she couldn't get herself out of. Following you back. Happy weekend!

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Annette said...

I agree. This is a hard question, and I didn't really have an answer either. Thanks for visiting! I'm a new follower.

Shelagh said...

Have a villain whose ideas and motivations you can understand do make it harder for you to be completely against him. Good answer.

Welcome to book blogging and thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Shelagh (Following Back)
The Word Fiend

~Valen~ said...

Firstly, your blog design is awesome!! Secondly, thanks for the follow and I am now following you as well! Also, good answer - Valentine is a great villian and even though his actions are crazy, his reasoning/beliefs in his reasoning are very sane and that makes him interesting.



Liza said...

Hi and thank you for stopping by. New follower too! Thank you for the giveaway.

Karen said...

I liked your choice. Valentine is a great villain! Thanks so much for visiting Release Notes and I'm a new follower now!


Anonymous said...

Yay! A UK blogger! Interesting point about Valentine. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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