It's Friday meme time, and I'm not late!

I'm ready for Friday! I sort of feel like that macaron :) Are you ready for this week's round of memes?

Oh, and I have Filipino Friday up and running, so don't forget to check that out as the Filipino book community is gearing up for it's much anticipated and first-ever Filipino ReaderCon!

Meme 1: Follow Friday

Check out Follow Friday, hosted by and, and our featured blogs Drying Ink and PedanticPhooka!

And here's this week's question to mull about:

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

I want villains to be villains! Shouldn't they always lose? Or at least suffer? There is one "villain" who totally changed my rather traditional view of villains. And that is Severus Snape of Harry Potter fame. And suffer he did.

I feel so teeny-bopper putting this animate gif, but really, I ♥ Snape. Finding out his back story just shows that we should never judge people. You just never know.


Meme 2: The Friday 56

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to page 56.

*Find any sentence that grabs you. (I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!)

*Post it.

*Add your (url) post in Freda's Voice Linky.

Easy peasy that you have got to join!

I'm writing up my review of this rather unusual book The Economics of Ego Surplus: A Novel of Economic Terrorism by Paul McDonnold and this is what page 56 has:

That sounded like about the time I had hacked his email account.

Now I know you're going to watch out for my review.

Book Blogger HopMeme 2: Book Blogger Hop

I like this week's question!

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?”

I'm such an eclectic reader already that this would definitely not be a problem for me! Short but sweet answer, and I look forward to seeing what others think!

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your book blog hopping!


  1. I also love Snape! Such a well written character :D Old follower, just hopping through.

  2. Snape is the ultimate villain that you want to win. How did I not think about him?

    I'm a new follower (Happy FF!)

    Tania @ Wandering Hues

  3. I want the villain to lose in the end also!

    My Follow Friday!

  4. hop hop hop!

  5. Hopping through! I think Snape is a perfect choice! I haven't think of that ;P

    New follower,
    Friday Hops

  6. I love Snape! I was debating whether to put him in my answer or not, but I wasn't sure if I could call him a villain or not. But yes, he did suffer...

    Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Kindle Fever

  7. I chose Snape as my answer to this question! I didn't want him to die.
    I'll be looking for your review of Paul McDonnold's book. I reviewed it a few months ago!
    *new follower!

  8. I love Snape too, but I don't think I'd classify him as a villain.

  9. There is so much out there to read to ever stop, Happy Friday!

  10. Please don’t be shocked but this week I’ve got a straightforward, cut and dried answer to this week’s question... for a change!

    Root for villains? No way, no how. Why am I being so narrow minded? Follow me back to my blog and find out why –

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

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

    Emma Michaels

  12. Must've been a lovers email.

    Thanks for participating!

  13. 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.

  14. i really love getting all these comments and reading through them saturday mornings! thank you for popping by!

    @fredamans - nope, it's not a lover's email. but a very good guess :)


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