Beginnings

Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Blog Hop!

A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books.

This week's topic is from Mia @ Girl About Books:
 
Who's your all-time favorite book villain?

Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris comes immediately to mind.  He is such a complex, perhaps even sympathetic character with a brilliant mind but a horrific impulse that bears his nickname "Hannibal the Cannibal."  He is a fascinating character to read, but Anthony Hopkins makes him all the more real with his characteristic creepy "sucking air" sound and that eerie, oddly charming drawl.

Honourable mentions should be made to the following fantastic literary villains:

Pinky from Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Gonneril & Regan from King Lear by William Shakespeare
George Harvey from The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Mrs. Carmody from The Mist by Stephen King
Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Mr. Hyde from Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Jim Rennie from Under the Dome by Stephen King

Who is your favourite literary villain?

Have a great weekend :)

13 comments:

  1. Good choices! I've read all the Hannibal books and he scares the begeebies out of me!

    new follower!

    take care,
    Michelle

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  2. president snow from the hunger games! new follower from the blog hop! love the blog!

    follow me too?!
    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hopping by with no answer to the question this week :)
    enjoy ur weekend
    carol

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  4. Oh Hannibal is a great villain! So creepy.

    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Rachel- Endless Reading

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  5. 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 -- http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  6. Hopping through. I should really read Silence of the Lambs some day.
    My Hop

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  7. Hey there, I just followed you for FF/Blog Hop and I'd really appreciate it if you stopped by my blog to follow me as well!

    http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com/

    I'm a new blogger (less than two weeks) so I'd really appreciate any other new followers as well! Thanks. (^_^)

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  8. I didn't read the series, but from what I know they are creepy and I can't handle that. Great choice! New follower.

    www.reflectionsofabookaholic.com

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  9. Coming through on the blog hop. My villain is mild by comparison. Please do come over.

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  10. Great list!! You thought of a whole bunch of villains -- way more than the 2 I came up with! :)

    Happy Hopping !

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  11. Hi there. I love to hate the villain "Black Jack" from the Outlander series. You have to read this book if you haven't already. I am having a giveaway right now for this great historical tale. I am now your newest follower. Come and visit me at www.mandysescape.blogspot.com

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  12. I read that book in middle school (because mom wouldn't let me watch the movie unless I read the book) and it was awesome.

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  13. Stopping by on the Hop! Hannibal Lechter was my choice too - love him.

    Books Are Life,
    Heather

    http://www.booksarelifevitalibri.blogspot.com

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