Booking Through Thursday: Villainy

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Well I was really looking forward to participating in this again but unfortunately I don’t have much to write on this week’s subject.

“Today is the 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon.So, feeling my way to a question here … Terrorists
aren’t just movie villains any more. Do real-world catastrophes such as 9/11
(and the bombs in Madrid, and the ones in London, and the war in Darfur, and …
really, all the human-driven, mass loss-of-life events) affect what you choose
to read? And, does the reality of that kind of heartless, vicious attack–which
happen on smaller scales ALL the time–change the way you feel about villains in
the books you read? Are they scarier? Or more two-dimensional and cookie-cutter in the face of the things you see on the news?”

Short answer? No.
Not much longer answer? No, terrorism hasn’t affected my reading at all. The two are completely separate in my mind. Perhaps if I read war books this would be different but I stay away from those kinds of books normally. As for Villains, I don’t read many books that HAVE villains but those that do, I never think of terrorists when I read.
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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.