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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Who's Your All-time Favourite Book Villain?

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  Jennifer hosts this meme over at Crazy For Books.

"Who's your all-time favourite book villain?"
This may seem odd, considering I am mother to five grown adults, but the only villain(ess) who pops into my mind is Cruella Deville!!  From her style, to her hair, to her mannerisms and that cruel laugh, she stands out as one of the greatest villains of all time.  As a dog lover, she is one antagonist I love to hate!

The Hundred and One Dalmatians, or the Great Dog Robbery, is a 1956 children's novel by Dodie Smith. A sequel, The Starlight Barking, continues from the end of the first novel. 

The Disney adaptation of the novel into an animated film was released to theaters on January 25, 1961 as One Hundred and One Dalmatians. It was the tenth highest grossing film of 1961.

Author: Dodie Smith
Illustrator: Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
Cover artist: Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Genre(s): Children's novel
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 1956
Media type Print: (Hardback & Paperback)
Followed by: The Starlight Barking (1967)

Who's your favourite book villain?  Comment below and leave a link to your post and visit Crazy for Books to link up.


  1. Hi! Just stopping by on the hop. I'm your newest follower. I LOVED 101 Dalmations...I've never read the book-but I've seen the movie countless times. She is a scary villain.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

  2. I was thinking about putting Cruella De Ville Down as she crossed my mind. New Follower

  3. I loved your answer! Cruella had amazing style as well. lol, I'm kidding.

    If you visit, please check out my post concerning classics. I would love to know your thoughts on the matter. Thanks!

    I'm a new follower

  4. I can't believe I didn't think of 101 Dalmatians! Brilliant! Hop by and see my pick if you want ;) http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

  5. Coming through on the hop. Come over and see my villain.

  6. great villain pick, stop over and see mine.

  7. Great choice.

    I have not come up with an answer as yet.


  8. 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

  9. LOL on Cruella...I love your answer.

    I love this week's question.

    ...Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

    .....stop by my blog for my answer and also a book giveaway.

    Stop by my blog for a book giveaway:



    Chelsey Emmelhainz of HARPER COLLINS is graciously providing FIVE copies for five lucky winners.

  10. Happy Friday! Hope you have a great week full of reading. Drop by my blog and see what I had to say and enter my March Madness Giveaway.

    BTW Cruella Deville is a great choice!

    Barb at Sugarbeat's Books

  11. I'm stopping by on the hop!
    Hope to visit again soon.

    Books Are Life,

  12. Hey Shirley, just stopping by on the follow. I'm ur newest follower. Terrific blog.
    Come see my fav villain!
    Have a terrific weekend!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  13. Cruella is classic! What a great answer. Totally not what I expected! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Happy Hop!

  14. Cruella DeVille, of course! Great Choice. I like your better than mine. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  15. Just stopping by from the Hop today. LOL - now I've got Cruella's song running through my head from the original Disney flick.
    The Steel Bookshelf

  16. Hi
    I just started following you via the Book Hop! Interesting you thought of Cruella, not it has me thinking about the evil queen from Snow White :p
    Anyways, I'd apreciate it if you checked out my blog!

  17. I have to agree with you! Cruella Deville is certainly an awesome villainess! I only watched the movie, I hope to read the book some day.

  18. She always had one of my favorite villain names :)
    New follower here!
    Check my pick out here


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