Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Umbridge and....Undeniable Book Depression

A short, short list of contests and blog hops at the bottom!

U is for Umbridge

God bless J.K. Rowling for creating so many fabulous characters with more importantly for the purposes of my posts so many varied names. Doloris Umbridge is a wonderfully evil character. She disguises her cruel and abusive nature with her childish, high pitch voice and affinity for kittens and pink. The angrier she gets, the sweeter her voice becomes. She lacks ethics yet preaches the importance of them. I loved reading about Umbridge because I passionately hated her. Rowling's characterization is brilliant to evoke such strong emotions from her readers.

Speaking of brilliant writers....*cough, cough, gracefully clears throat* ....I know. I should shut up. I've now professed my obsession love for Marissa Meyer and the Cinder series plenty of times. And I apologize for going there again, but I've entered a serious and undeniable book depression. I felt this way after finishing the HP series, the HG series, the Divergent series, the Twilight series,... but this one is the worst.  I finished Scarlet last night and then wanted to do nothing but put my pjs on, crawl into bed and reread my favorite scenes....which I did after putting my cutie-pah-tuties to bed. I have to return this book to the library today and after I do, I'm going to buy it because I need to have it on my shelf or nightstand or whatever...Yes...I'm that impressed  in love  (let's be honest, shall we?) obsessed with it. Yes, it's that good.

Moving on...let's talk about tomorrow....because I think it might be healthy at this point....Tomorrow I'll be talking about Voldemort (unless I change my mind) and the Very Annoying Mr. Anonymous.

Contests and Blog Hops
The Writer's Voice competition begins May 1st. 

Operation Awesome is hosting another Secret Agent Contest on May 1st.


  1. Everyone was happy to see her die.
    Very Annoying Mr. Anonymous? I'm intrigued.

  2. Delores Umbridge was a terrific character! I can't wait to see your post about Voldemort!

  3. This post made me smile. I love the way you talk about characters! :)

  4. I didn't know that other people went back and read their favorite parts of a book that they absolutely didn't want to be done with yet. I thought I was the only one who did that. Hahahaha. I hate finishing a book that I am *fascinated with beyond reason.* I have even been known to turn around and read the whole thing again cover to cover. Sometimes that will allow me to release it.

    Oooooh. The Very Annoying Mr. Anonymous. This sounds ongoing and intriguing. ::very curious::

  5. I LOVE UMBRIDGE.... THe movie did NOT do her character JUSTICE! I felt the same way as you Kimberly when it all ended. NOW I must read those others you have read.... I know I haven't kept up with my reading and I still haven't read those other series... I will when all the A-Z INSANITY is over.

  6. I loved Umbridge because she wasn't just nasty, she was evil. A truly sick, twisted individual, and very reminiscent of the Nazis I thought.

    She didn't die though.

  7. I know people like her and so that made her character all the worse.

  8. Umbridge reminded me of too many adults who were supposed to care for me as a child but did not pull through. So yes, I wanted to see her die almost immediately.

  9. I loved to hate Umbridge too. She was such a clever addition to the books, a way to show that not everyone evil falls into the Death Eater category. I have SCARLET sitting here just waiting to be read. Glad to hear you thought it was a good sequel!

  10. Agree, there's a lot of Umbridge today. But she's the perfect villain so how could everyone not spotlight her.

    I get that way about books too. Sometimes it's torture knowing there's no more to a series. At least there will be another book after Scarlet.

  11. Umbridge is popular today.

    I don't care. I still hate her. ;) I have never hated a fictional character as much as her.

    A testament to JKR ability as an author.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

  12. I love how you crawled into bed and re-read all your favorite scenes...I'm always off to the next book. I should slow down sometime and re-read. It sounds wonderful!

  13. Umbrage, and Umbridge! Good!

    Love the post, and the way you describe enjoying your book Scarlet so much you have to buy it!

  14. Stopping by to say hi on the A-Z Challenge.