Friday, January 18, 2013



Welcome to My Book Musings! Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. It’s purpose is to gain and meet new friends and followers.
This week's question is interesting, as usual!

Q: Who is your favorite villain from a book?



Can I get a hands up for all who loved Snape? I mean, he was a really loathsome character in the first few books of Harry Potter. Then, when I got to know him and his story, and his incredible intelligence as shown in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, he intrigued me. And when I read the last book and he died and his true character was revealed, I was just devastated. I loved Harry Potter, but the character of Snape is also a huge factor for my being a fan of the series/film. "Always" is now eternally marked in my mind, and I usually say it with a dramatic sigh.

Aside from the character itself, I have to give props to Alan Rickman himself. Such a good actor! Plus, his voice lent real credibility to the villain-ness of the character. I liked Rickman even more when I heard him reading one of my favorite poems, Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare (enjoy listening!).

How about you, who's your favorite villain?

22 comments:

  1. *raises hand* Great choice picking Snape! Great blog! Glad I came across it :)

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  2. I've seen a lot of HP characters today. Great pick!

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    1. I think we HP fans are aplenty! Commented back :)

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  3. Hi there (I'm a new follower)

    Oh my goodness I LOVE SNAPE. The Prince's Tale is my absolute FAVOURITE chapter out of all 7 books. His story? Him and Lily omg. And yes the word "Always" is now my favourite word!

    Alan Rickman played him so well. I was really hesitant when the first film came out because Rickman is so old and Snape was only meant to be 31 in book 1. But he pulled off Snape perfectly and I can't think of anybody else!

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    1. I didn't even think about Rickman's age!!! He was just perfect as Snape. And yes, Snape and Lily's sad story ughhh. I think a lot of people can relate to that as well!

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  4. Yes, yes and YES! I haven't actually read HP yet! I know it's crazy sauce! But I do love Rickman, especially as Snape!
    Great choice!
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    Happy Friday! =D

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    1. A lot of people haven't read HP yet but have seen the movie, so that's okay! You still have plenty of time to read the book if you're so inclined. :) But the movies are lovely as well.

      Thanks for commenting! :)

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  5. Snape is my favourite villain too <3

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    1. He's really awesome. and lovely. Thank you J.K. Rowling!!!

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  6. I had forgotten about Snape, but now that you remind me, he was pretty loathsome in the first few books. Great choice!

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    1. Yeah, he's not much of a villain! Or he's a villain, for both sides actually, if you think about it...

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  7. Hell yeah I am a huge Snape lover. He is such a complicated character, and although I think he was awful to Harry, I know that he had a lot of issues he was dealing with too.

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    1. He was awful to Harry, which he never got over...but then loving someone like that and actually laying down your life for her must mean his feelings really did run deep and true!

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  8. I adore Rickman and I adore Snape. Great choice!


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    1. Have you ever read Artemis Fowl? Your name reminds me of the series :) Followed you back. Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Great Answer!!
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  10. Eeek! I chose Snape too :P Alan Rickman is one of my favorite authors.

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