Saturday, October 9, 2010

I am hosting: Mini-Challenge Love to Hate


I am hosting one of the mini-challenges from Dewey's 24 hour Read-a Thon and your challenge, should you choose to accept it is to make a list of your Top 5 Love to Hate characters. These can be villians that are really well done, "bad" characters that you dig, or anything else that you think fits the title. For example- Voldemort, or the Volturi.

What is up for grabs- Choice of one:
(books US only)
Undone Brooke Taylor
Fallen Lauren Kate
The Mark Jen Nadol
Night World 1-3
Dark of the Moon
Shadow of the Moon
In a heartbeat
Flyaway Lucy Christopher
Rising Shadow
Betrayal by Shields
Angel Star
Almost to die for
Karma Bites
The Duff
Ghost and the Goth
Still the one by wells
How to ruin your boyfriend's reputation
Beautiful Malice signed
Dead Until Dark
Over the moon by Daniels
She's so dead to us
Forgive my fins
fragile eternity
other by kincy
lost for words
Penitence by Laurens
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
Angels in Pink: raina's story
Girl in the Arena
Emily Louder than words


$5 Amazon gift card (If you can order from or or then you are eligible for this prize, but if not please tell me so that I can purchase appropriately)

Details: Open 3-6pm EST Oct 9th 
-Please make a post (OR you can just leave list in a comment, leave a way to contact you) and link back here.
-Please click the follow on GFC :D (not required, but I would love it and you will be able to know about more contests coming up)
-Have fun! -You have until Tues 12th 12pm EST to email me back with your prize choice and address.


  1. I love this mini-challenge!! I've posted my list here:

    If I win, I definitely want to choose The Mark by Jen Nadol as it doesn't seem to be available ANYWHERE around me!! :)

  2. Here is mine, it's on the very bottom of the entry.
    I'm already a follower! ;)

  3. I can't say I have any "love to hate" characters. If they are a villain, I don't like them period. The only exception is on TV, not a book - Sue from Glee.

  4. Here's my list

  5. I played :)

  6. Thanks for the mini challenge! My post is here:

    I'd go for an gift card!


  7. Well, since I am only 100 pages away from finishing Harry Potter #7, I must say:
    1. Snape
    2. Voldemart
    3. Murtagh (from Eragon)
    4. Crepsly (from Cirque du Freak series)
    5. Gollum (from Lord of the Rings)

    My co-reader today and son, Sam, helped me with this list, as I have not read Eragon or Cirque Du Freak (a new series he is reading through today!)

  8. Oops! I forgot my email in my last comment:
    kimmery4 (at)yahoo (dot) com

  9. Hmm, The one character that immediately comes to mind is Anita Blake :) Started off really liking her, but the more recent books have been terrible at character development! I'm posting on this now..
    - Dee from e-Volving Books

  10. My list is in my central read-a-thon post. (And my email is easily found on my blog!) :-)

  11. Great challenge: I have put mine up here:



  12. Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice. He's silly, pretentious, and dim-witted, but he makes me laugh!

  13. Love this characters!!

    -The joker from Batman (I totally adore that mad clown)
    -Rhian from Jules Watson´s White Mare
    -Ahmed ben Hassan from E.M.Hull´s The Shriek
    - The dead from Mark Zusak´s Book Thief
    - Hannibal Lecter from Thommas Harris´ Hannibal series

    Love villians xD love strong females and definetly love Shrieks xD

  14. Im sorry, i forgon ways to contact!!
    my blog

  15. My favorite character I love to hate would be President Snow from The Hunger Game trilogy. The Capitol has to be included with that.


  16. Here is my list:

  17. - Voldemort from Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
    - President Snow from the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
    - Bill Compton from Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris.
    - Artemis from the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    - Kara (also Anna) from Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

    nalynboni AT gmail DOT com

  18. Great challenge!
    Here's my entry:

    emwilson -a- gmail

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  20. Characters I luuuuurve to hate:

    1. Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter (seriously, nobody angers me more than her!)
    2. President Snow from the Hunger Games
    3. Jack from The Night Tourist
    4. Barron from White Cat
    5. Lauren Wood from Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

    Ugh! I hates them all!

    Shel (s.j.kessel.writes [at] gmail [dot] com.)

  21. Here is my list:

    1. President Snow from The Hunger Games
    2. Charlie from Rot & Ruin
    3. Mrs. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
    4. Sauron from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    5. Sidorio from Vampirates series

    swordsforfighting at yahoo dot com

  22. My hate-list includes 1) Sauron from LOTR 2) Chthulhu 3) Moriarty from my beloved Sherlock Holmes and 4) Share Khan from my childhood Mowgli 5) Count Dracula
    (in case you don't find the list on my Read-A-Thon post)
    deepalipratap at

  23. Here is my list (it is also posted on my blog)

    My top characters are:

    Snape from the Harry Potter Series
    Bill Compton from Southern Vampire Series
    Nellie Ollsen from Little House on the Prarie
    Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood
    Richard from Anita Blake Series

    Sherri at Urban Girl Reader
    urbangirlreader at gmail dot com

  24. Ooh, top five huh? Well, here we go:

    1. Iago from Othello (seriously evil, but so smart!)
    2. Saruman from Lord of the Rings - nothing worse than a good guy turned bad
    3. Snape from Harry Potter (he is just so complex and intriguing)
    4. President Snow from Hunger Games - the man drinks blood *shudder* but turns out he's not the only evil thing around
    5. Fernand Mondao from Count of Monte Cristo - stealing the hero's lady while he's in prison? Just. Plain. Evil.

    So, apparently, my choices are all just really well done evil folks. I don't really like them because they get my blood boiling.


  25. Here is the link for my list of top 5 love to hate characters
    you may contact me at elladsm2002 at yahoo dot com

  26. Got my list up! Love this challenge!

    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

    Here's the post where my list is.

  28. 1. Vampire Lestat
    2. Mr. Rochester
    3. Elizabeth Bathory
    4. The Wicked Witch
    5. Snape


  29. Stopping in and saying HI for the Read-a-thon!!! What a great topic! I'm not entering to win! I'm just stopping through for now. I'm hosting hour 19 *yawn* lol

    I'm your newest blog follower! I'll be back through! Susie

  30. Too fun! My list is in my wrap up for hours 6-8 here

  31. Fun to think about! Mine are up here.

  32. Thanks for hosting this challenge! My villains:

    Professor Snape (or IS he a villain?)

    John of Jane Eyre (I know ... not really a villain, but despicable nonetheless)

    President Snow (I just finished reading Mockingbird, so?...)

    Adora from "Sharp Objects"

    Voldemort (of course)

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  33. great challenge

    1) Voldemort from Harry Potter
    2) The King Pin from Daredevil Comics
    3) President Snow From The Hunger Games
    4) King Leck From Graceling
    5)Jack from the graveyard Book

  34. Oh! Forgot to link to my post:

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  35. This mini-challenge is my favorite so far!

  36. What fun! I'll play.

  37. Five huh?

    Well first to come to mind is:

    1.Voldermort (He who shall not be named.... oops!)
    3.Umbridge (oh I dislike that froggy woman!)
    4.President Snow (what a jerk!)
    5. Victoria (Twilight series)

  38. Here is a link to my list!

  39. Here is mine! =)

  40. My list is up at the bottom of my Update #3 post, here:

    Fun challenge!

  41. My list includes:
    1. Snape
    2. Voldemort
    3. The capitol- Hunger Games
    4. Draco Malfoy- Harry Potter
    5. Old Nick- Room

    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  42. Fun challenge!
    My picks:
    1. Serverus Snape from the Harry Potter series. Cause he's fabulously semi-evil. Also, in the movies he's played by Alan Rickman...nuff said!
    2. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. Crazy violent nutjob... but I can't help hoping he'll get the girl.
    3. Shiva of the Knees from Rushdie's Midnight's Children
    4. Aunts Spiker and Sponge from James and The Giant Peach... they creep me out, but I love reading them :)
    5. Rhea of the Coos from Stephen King's Wizard and Glass (of the Dark Tower series)

  43. Great challenge! Here's mine:

  44. Quite honestly the only person who comes to mind is Snape from the Harry Potter series. I just do not read books with "bad guys".

    Fun challenge though. It made me think.