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
-- 100 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!!!
-- Teaser Tuesday
-- In My Mailbox
-- Reviews that have been written this past week: 
             Outside In
             Unearthly
             Rules of Attraction 
--Review that are currently being written:   Blameless, Angelfire
 
--Currently Reading: Entice, The Gathering



15 comments:

  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
    www.supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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  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: http://shusky20.blogspot.com/2010/12/book-blogger-hop-13.html

    I hope you drop by!

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  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.

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  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

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  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
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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

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  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. :-)

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  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.

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  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!

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  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 ideas...it is in the right side panel on my blog.


    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

    Happy Holidays!!

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

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