Friday Blog Hops #9

Follow my book blog Friday is hosted by Paranjunkee’s View & Alison Can Read.

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

Everytime I’ve disliked a story and found the main characters whiny I’ve wanted the bad guys to win purely just to shutup the good characters and put a little twist in the story.

I can’t really think of an example though.

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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 anymore?

No I wouldn’t. There’s already thousands of fantasy books out there that I haven’t read yet and I doubt they’d go out of print so soon, so I’d still be able to dig those out until they do go out of print and (probably) become like gold dust, and after all, just because everybody else stopped writing doesn’t mean you can’t write your own to get your fix. Chances are it’d never be published so you wouldn’t have to worry about terrible writing and plot holes because nobody else would read it, unless fantasy fiction then became like a black market, which would be kinda funny. Okay, not funny, because chances are if that happens it’s because of a religious, dystopian government and that’s never funny. In all honesty, I hate these kinds of hypothetical questions because they just wouldn’t happen. Besides, I’m not the kind of person to limit myself. I read well-written books not just one genre. No more epic fantasy? Okay, there’s still urban fantasy, fairy tales, mythology, magical realism, and so on.

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Q. Books to Television:
Which books would you love to see made in to a TV series? or movie?

Almost everything I read and enjoy! I’m a very visual reader so whilst I’m awful at thinking of which actors could play who, I can picture the surroundings, hear the sounds, it’s all about immersion which is also why I hate being interrupted, it breaks that immersion and then you have to get back into it. They all play like a movie through my head while I’m reading, and if they don’t then I know they’re pretty terribly written.

A couple of examples. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest would make a fantastic movie because it’s tense and action-packed. There are zombies, searches for lost loved ones and hidden truths, and it’s set in a steampunk-ish civil war-bound Seattle. I’m surprised it’s not a movie, to be very honest. I’d also love to see Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor on the big screen. Whilst I found some parts a little too much for my tastes, I really think a good film-maker could refine it and produce beautiful results.

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And while you’re here, if you like fantasy, take a look at my epic fantasy giveaway! It’s ending tomorrow so this will be your last chance, please spread the word!