Book Blogger Hop

04 Mar

Book Blogger HopI’m participating in this week’s Book Blogger Hop!

This week’s question is
Who’s your all-time favorite book villain?

My answer–

This is a tricky one for me.  I’m not someone that loves to hate the villain, and I actually don’t usually think about the bad guy once I’m finished with a book (or movie, or whatever).

Then there’s the problem that listing the villain could be considered a spoiler for many of the books I read.

With that said, I’m going to leave off here with a vague mention of Mary Russell’s nemesis in The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.   Mysterious clues, misleading attacks, playing with the victims before moving in for the kill!  Actually, I’ll say that Laurie R. King does a great job with her villains in the Mary Russell series– they tend to be nuanced, not just flat out evil.

Here’s what the Book Blogger Hop is:

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list!!

Drop a comment and say hello! Point me to your post and check out the other blogs on the hop.


Posted by on March 4, 2011 in blogging



8 responses to “Book Blogger Hop

  1. Howard

    March 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    My favorite book villain is, hands down, is the Napoleon of crime –
    Professor James Moriarty.

    It took me less than ten seconds to come up with my answer. But you’ll
    never guess why.

    Hop on over to my blog and find out —

    Howard Sherman

  2. Alison

    March 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Hopping through. I heard great things about The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. I should read it.
    My Hop

  3. Heather

    March 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Stopping by on the Hop!

    Hope to visit again soon!

    Books are Life,

  4. Pussreboots

    March 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I just finished re-reading The Beekeeper’s Apprentice so I know exactly whom you’re thinking of. Villains aren’t my typical fare. But I managed to think up three. Happy Blog Hop!

  5. Mystica

    March 5, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Coming through on the blog hop. Please come over and check out my villain.

  6. Rebecca Rasmussen

    March 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I get asked this all the time and I still don’t have a great answer. Yikes! I need to look at my bookshelves again 🙂

  7. RobynBradley

    March 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Tough question indeed. In terms of contemporary fiction, I’m drawing a blank (well, maybe I’d opt for he-who-must-not-be named from Harry Potter). Also, Toohey comes to mind from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

  8. Robyn

    March 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Good point about the villain giving away something important. Also, a lot of books don’t really have villains. I, like many folks, went with Snape from Harry Potter.


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