Feature & Follow Friday

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Happy Friday everyone!  It is a cold one here, I just went out to take my daughter to the school bus and it is -18C/0F.  The only thing I like about the cold is that kids in big fat snowsuits are the cutest little things!

This weeks question is:  Who is your favourite villain from a book?

This is a tough one for me to answer.  I don't really read books that have a dominant villain or a villain that stands out in say, the way Voldemort does in Harry Potter.  But I will answer and say that last year I discovered the author Liza Marklund who writes Swedish crime novels.  And she writes them in such a wonderful way that I actually feel attached/somewhat sympathetic to the criminal while at the same time hating them for the crimes they have committed.  I'd say that's the sign of a pretty good writer.  Two of her books that I have enjoyed are The Bomber and Vanished.

Who is your favourite villain from a book?

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  1. Oooh it's the worst when you feel sympathetic for the villain. Haha, you want to hate them so much but just can't! Hope you have a happy Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

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  2. Oo Swedish crime novels you say, awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower :D

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  3. Great choice!!

    Thanks for checking out my blog and following, I am now following back : )

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  4. Hopping on through :) Amazing blog you have here.

    New Follower via GFC would appreciate the follow back

    ~Marie
    Co-Owner/Founder and Blogger of Lunar Haven

    Here is our FF Post -> Lunar Haven FF Post

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  5. Once again, hold your hisses and boos. I have not read HP. In fact, I tried it a number of times and just couldn't do it. I am convinced that one of these tries, something magical is going to click and I am going to see what everyone else sees.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Following back and looking forward to your bookish thoughts.

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    1. Ooh, I see that you are reading The Painted Girls. It is on my 'must read' list, so I will be looking for your review.

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    2. Haha, I've only read the first three HP books. When they started to get long, I quit. And I waited years before I tried them.

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  6. Oh a Swedish crime novelist! I made a note of her name! I'll look her up later. Thanks!

    New follower! My FF post!

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    1. She's lovely, her books were my first introduction to Swedish crime novels and I'm hooked.

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  7. Never heard of the other books, but they sound interesting. Voldemort is a cool choice though :)

    New Follower!
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  8. Hi, from a new GFC follower.

    Good choices! :)

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  9. Just hopping on thru...Happy Feature & Follow Friday!
    Have urself a great weekend!!

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  10. New Follower! Happy Feature & Follow :)

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