Thursday, December 16, 2010

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday -- Dec. 17 Edition

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blog Hop hosted by Crazy for Books and Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee.

"What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?"

A very difficult question - since I think that both are necessary to make a story interesting and successful. But deciding between them, I would have to say the plot is more important than the characters in a story (in most scenarios/stories) since that is what drives and makes the story. Sometimes I can overlook and ignore a badly written/defined or annoying character, but if the plot doesn't pull me in or grab my interest, than it's just not a good story - in my opinion.

What did you study in college, or are currently studying?

I studied biological sciences in undergrad, health policy and medicine in grad school. Lol, YA books are not really practical for this field of studying or the medical profession, but I have to keep sane somehow (especially after selling my soul to get by my undergrad and grad school classes ;) ),.

Highlights this week:
-- "Waiting On" Wednesday
-- Teaser Tuesday
-- In My Mailbox
-- Reviews that have been written this past week: 
             Outside In
             Rules of Attraction 
--Review that are currently being written:   Blameless, Angelfire
--Currently Reading: Entice, The Gathering


  1. Just popping in via the hop to say hi! I agree, both are so important but I'm a character girl mostly, I have to get involved with them or I can't connect with the story as thoroughly. Definitely a tricky question though! I'm a new follower here and we seem to have similar paranormal tastes, so I'm glad to have found your blog. Have a great weekend!

    Jenny of Supernatural Snark

  2. HI, New follower here. I agree usually if the plot doesn't get me by the third chapter - pretty lenient then I stop . But I love characters - mainly ones I can relate too , not the model type women but normal everyday women and a sarcastic sense of humor gets me everytime.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  3. I'm kind of the opposite. I'm more of a character girl than a plot girl, but I still love a good plot. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoy my blog. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Hi, thanks for visiting! :)
    I've seen many people say they prefer characters over plot. You're one of the few who likes plot a bit more, like me! :D

  5. Happy HOP! This week's question wasn't so simple to answer but ultimately it was characters for me. That's where I make my connection to the story. I'm a new follower.
    Come HOP by The Bookish Snob

  6. Hello! It’s great to see what other bloggers think! I'm a new follower! :)

    I have some signed books up for grabs at my blog. Here’s my post:

    I hope you drop by!

  7. I did not go to college, and I am currently retired. I worked for over 15 years in the secretarial division of Emery Air Freight in the 1960s and 1970s. I was a stay-at-home mom for the 1980s and 1990s, and now I am helping my daughter with her business, Tribute Books as the volunteer office manager.

  8. Hopping by to say happy Friday! I can totally relate to using reading as an escape. I definitely read more when I am avoiding something or stressed...

    New follower, btw.

    Happy hopping!
    Emma @ girl loves books

  9. This might be the best Book Blogger Hop question I've seen to date.

    So what's the answer? Plot! Hop over to my blog and let me tell you how a good plot rescued bad characters from bad book oblivion.

    Howard Sherman

  10. I prefer characters over plot. But both are important. Happy Blog Hop.

  11. Hopping by to return the visit and follow! I read YA during my serious grad school days, too--it kept my brain from frying. :-)

  12. Hi There!
    Happy Friday Follows! I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to hearing about your next read! Drop by and say hi and see my answers.

  13. Hello--I was hopping through, and I liked what I saw (and read)! I'm looking forward to following along with your reading adventures!

  14. Lots of good answers to this week's tough question.

    Hopping by from the blog hop.

    Stop by my blog to see my answer to this week's question.

    Also check out a design site I found...pretty neat home decorating is in the right side panel on my blog.

    Happy Holidays!!

  15. Actually i think it is outstanding post. Thank's a lot for your post. Mark David.


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