09 September 2011

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop
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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 any more?

No, I would not give up reading! I'd be genuinely surprised if I see someone who says they would. I'm going to answer this question twice, in a way, as I read primarily YA but there are also lots of genres within YA. Firstly, if authors stopped writing the paranormal/fantasy genre then I would simply move on to another genre within YA. I took a look at my bookshelf, and realised that most of the books that I have already read are paranormal/fantasy novels. But I do enjoy other genres too! I love contemporary YA, along with sci-fi and dystopian. Especially dystopian. 

Now, if YA ceased to be written, that's another matter entirely. Again, I would NOT give up reading. No way. But I'd obviously be forced to read either MG or Adult novels. I haven't read much MG, but I do enjoy The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. I'd quite happily move on to MG if I could find books like those. But I also love adult novels as well, and I've been reading them ever since I was about thirteen years old. I love Lynsay Sands, Nalini Singh, Rachel Vincent, Patricia Cornwell... Loads of authors. 

So I think it'd be quite easy to move onto another genre, although I was miss the ones that are no longer being written terribly. 


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


You know, I've just been sat looking at my bookshelves for over ten minutes, and I don't actually think I have! I love villains. I love their presence in the story and I love their evil plans. I love it when the author goes into detail with their backstories - think Voldemort! - and I love reading about what made them what they are today. But I really don't think I've ever wanted a villain to win at the very end. I've wanted a struggle, yes. But a win? Nope.

Leave your links below, and I'll visit your blog to see what you make of today's question! It won't be until later though, I'm so tired right now and I need to sleep.

24 comments:

  1. I agree with you, I would not stop reading either! I'm a new follower, check out my hop at Anonymous Reads.

    -Pepa

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  2. I used to read Patricia Cornwell when I was younger, but it's been a while since I've read anything by her!

    What dystopian novels would you recommend to a newbie dystopian reader? I've read the Hunger Games series, but that's about the extent of it (are they even classified as dystopian? I am way out of my league here!). I'm definitely up for considering some others, though!

    Thanks for visiting the Hop! :)
    Jennifer

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  3. Hopping by...Come by and read my hop answer as well as enter the two giveaways at the end of the post @ Ashley Suzanne!

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  4. Hopping through. Very interesting answer. YA is kind of unique in the fact that they don't market books by genre as much as they do with adult books, but I too would be very sad if the category of YA suddenly disappeared.

    check out my answer at
    http://gamilareview.blogspot.com

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  5. I like reading lots of genres. Lately I've been on a YA paranormal kick, but if that genre suddenly disappeared I'd probably switch to sci-fi. :)

    K.C. Neal - author of Pyxis: The Discovery (YA bloggers reserve your ARC at my blog!)

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  6. I've never read any of the adult authors you mentioned, though I've heard great things about all of them!

    Hope you have a great weekend! I stopped by from the Book Blogger Hop!

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  7. Happy Friday! Awesome Blog here~
    Old Follower dropping by~

    Hoping you could drop by @ We Fancy Books
    Here's my FF answer http://wefancybooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/feature-follow-friday.html

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  8. Hi there, new follower here from the hop - great answer! :)

    Have a great weekend and I love your blog!

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/09/follow-friday-13.html

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  9. I wouldn't stop reading either.
    Great answers!

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  10. Happy Friday!

    I think you're right that there probably aren't going to be an BBH participants who say the would stop reading! Wouldn't that go against our natures? I mean, clearly we are avid readers or we wouldn't be book bloggers!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner
    (new follower!)

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  11. I guess its the same for readers everywhere, we'd simply find something else to read rather than giving up. LOL.

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  12. Hi, just hopping through!

    - New follower

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  13. I know that I have wanted a baddie to win sometimes, but I really struggled to think of an example. It would definitely be amazing to see what would have happened if Voldemort had won though!

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  14. Happy Friday! New follower hopping through. My choice is more about cheering for the villains just because...you know they're sexy bad boys! :D
    Amy's Friday Memes

    Check out my Summer Favorites Giveaway!

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  15. There's so many types of YA I would be happy reading any genre if my fave were to disappear. Adult paranormal books would be a close second to YA for me too!

    Have a great weekend!
    My FF

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  16. I agree - I could never stop reading! Luckily I have pretty eclectic tastes when it comes to the books I read :)

    I'm a new follower :)

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  17. That's true. villains can be interesting but I haven't really rooted for them! new follower :)

    My FF- Book Briefs

    -Michelle

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  18. I agree I could never give up reading! I love it too much! New follower!

    My Follow Friday!

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  19. I am a follower!
    I hope you will stop by The Writers Voice! It is my new group author blog and posts start tomorrow!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

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  20. I really doubt there are too many that would give up reading completely. I know I wouldn't.

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  21. I've seen a couple that say they would give up reading. There are so many different things to read even if new books in a favorite genre stopped being published. Please come see what I would read.

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  22. I agree with you - I would miss YA terribly if it ceased to be written!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by Pawing Through Books! I agree, I would just have to find new genres to read or move on to adult literature. Have a good weekend!

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  24. Thanks for following my blog! I shall follow in return. Thoughtful answers to the question prompts.

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