Friday, December 17, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (5)

ABOUT THE HOP (hosted at Crazy for Books):
In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list below!!
This week's question comes from Alex who blogs at Geek on the Brink:

"What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?"
This is a tough one! Both are important, because if the characters are 'flat' you don't really understand the whys and hows of the character and their actions. Also, there won't be much humour! But if the plot is a flop (ha!) there's nothing enticing me to read on. So... in my not so professional opinion, plot is more important than the characters.*
*This might be due to the genres I read, mainly being Contemp and Action/Adventure/Spy


  1. Well, I agree they are both important but over all, I prefer good characters if I had to pick.


    Happy book blogger hop!

  2. I agree that both are important, but plot tops all. Cute blog!

  3. The BBH question was a tough one this week! Very hard to choose either.

  4. Hop. . .Hop. . .Hop. . .

    Stopping by from the hop! Your blog is soo unique! I decided to become a follower :) If you like the blog hop, you should join in on Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkie! Here's the link to their blog:
    Can't wait to read some more of what you write for reviews and posts!

  5. Stopping in via the Hop! I think genre/type of book plays a big role in what is considered more important. They each have a role :)

    Happy weekend!

  6. Hi. Hopping over and saying hello ^^ I'm also a new follower. I totally agree with you that the plot is more important, though it really is a tough call. :)

    come hop over to my blog and follow -- i've got this great giveaway going on right now!

  7. Hopping around , new follower here . Hope you have a great weekend and a Happy Holiday.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  8. 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. Come HOP by The Bookish Snob

  9. Hopping by from Book Blogger Hop to say hi! I'm a new follower!

    The Deranged Book Lovers

  10. found you through the hop, now a follower. love the background!

  11. I have to say, I completely agree. As long as the plot is racing along, it doesn't matter if the characters are kinda flat. Although, when the characters are just as interesting, that is a huge bonus!

  12. Hey you, just stopping by on the hop and follow. I'm a new follower. Love the look of the site. I can understand your point of view. Happy Holidays. Happy Reading!!!
    See ya! Dana
    Readaholics Anonymous

  13. Hi there,

    I am your newest follower!! Love the look of your blog. I look forward to reading more from you in the future. :) Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    Would love if you came by for a visit sometime. Thank you so much.

    The Things We Find Inside

  14. I'm totally with plot. :) The most solid answer to this question but it's still on someone's preference. Anyway, read my answer in Clandestine Sanctuary.

    I'm an new follower. Have a great weekend.

  15. stopping by from the Hop :)

    I don't know, I am going to have to go with characters. Because, for me.. if I don't like the characters then I don't care what happens to them.. but I really would just prefer that both the plot and the character are awesome :)

    That Bookish Girl

  16. 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

  17. Stopping by on FF to say hi! Difficult question this week! I'm a new follower, I'm always on the look out for YA books. I have teens in the house and nieces and nephews who read and like something new for presents.

  18. Hopping by ... I'm the complete opposite I think the characters are more important than the plot :) My Answer

  19. I agree that both the characters and plot are importanat, but I find that even if the plot is great and I finish the book quickly, I still don't enjoy it as much as a book with awesome characters :)
    Have a great weekend!

  20. Hopping through--I'm your newest follower! I absolutely cannot wait to follow along with your reading adventures! :)

  21. Hi I'm a new from the hop. I like your answer the character or plot question. For me I have to find a common connection with the main character before I can get into the story.

    I hope your having a great weekend.

  22. First-time visitor...neat site.

    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 is in the right side panel.

    Happy Holidays!!

  23. Hi! I prefer characters over plot but I agree that with an action/adventure story plot plays a more important role than some other genres.

    I'm stopping by because you mentioned The Declaration on Book Lover's Hideaway and I love that book!

    Come visit me:

  24. Love the background on your blog!

    We agreed that plot's more important, but I like your explanation better, lol. :)

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya - My BBH

  25. Just hopping over to say hi! You have a lovely blog here...
    You can find my response to this week's blog hop:
    Happy Holidays!


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