Tag: The Adventure Book Tag

Thanks so much to Purple Manatees for tagging me in this one! I am not a very adventurous person in real life, so I kind of live vicariously through the characters I read about. 🙂

Which character would you love to go on an adventure with?

I am not a camping kind of person, but I think I would love to go on a camping adventure with Lennon from Starry Eyes.

If you could be any character for the day, who would you be and why?

Definitely Lucy from The Hating Game! I’ve said this before, but I’d get to work in publishing and banter with Josh all day. What could be better?

What book is on your TBR bucket list?

Aside from the 100+ books I own that I haven’t read yet? Probably one of Brandon Sanderson’s monstrously long books.

Which book has a contemporary setting you would love to go to?

I have been to New York a thousand times, but I love it so much. Can I meet Arthur and Ben there, please?

Which book has a fantasy/fictional setting you would love to go to?

HENRIETTA, VIRGINIA, please.

What book or book edition would you do anything to get your hands on?

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT by Jenn Bennett. I was, of course, denied for an ARC and I don’t know how I’m supposed to wait until next year.

Name a character who is very adventurous and daring.

Kvothe from The Name of the Wind! Is there any character who has had more adventures than him?

Name the craziest or weirdest place you’ve ever read a book.

I’m such a boring person that I don’t really have an answer for this. I mean, I’ve read on the beach in Costa Rica and in a castle in Scotland, but I feel like that’s not really what this question is looking for.


Do you agree or disagree with my choices? What’s the craziest or weirdest place you’ve ever read a book? Let me know in the comments, or feel free to steal this tag if you’d like. 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable villains (and some non-villainous antagonists)

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is a villain-themed freebie and I’ll be honest, I really struggled to come up with ten villains! At first I thought that I don’t really read books with villains, but then Daniel helpfully reminded me that most books have an antagonist. Then I just had to go back in my memory to find ten villains (or non-villainous antagonists) that I actually remembered something about after all this time.

I couldn’t possibly do a villain-themed Top Ten Tuesday without including a bunch of books by V.E. Schwab, so here are three:

  • A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC — Holland is a villain/antagonist that is totally and completely redeemed in the final book and I am still not over it.
  • THIS SAVAGE SONG — In a book about evil physically manifesting as monsters, you might expect that the monsters would be the villains. But nope, one of the biggest villains in this book is a regular guy named Callum Harker.
  • VICIOUS — If you thought I’d be leaving my favorite villain of all time, VICTOR VALE, off of this list, you would be wrong.
  • ALL OF THIS IS TRUE — I don’t know if Fatima Ro would technically be considered an antagonist, but she is definitely a super creepy author who hangs out with a bunch of children.
  • THE RAVEN CYCLE — You could probably find a couple different villains and antagonists in this series, but the biggest one that came to mind was Greenmantle.
  • THE PAWN — When I was going through my Goodreads shelves looking for villains, I just stared at this book cover and shouted, “Ugh, her terrible fake uncle!” I don’t even remember what his name was, but he was gross and horrible.
  • SCYTHE — Scythe Goddard is the actual worst. Just… the worst.
  • HIS DARK MATERIALS — Another series in which you can probably find more than one villain, but the first that came to mind for me was Mrs. Coulter.
  • THE LUNAR CHRONICLES — I don’t know how I didn’t think of Levana right away when I saw this topic. She’s so memorable and also so horrible.
  • THE NAME OF THE WIND — Has there been any character in recent memory that I’ve hated as much as Ambrose? I don’t think so.

Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link and I’ll check out your post! Who are your favorite villains? Let’s talk in the comments!