Thursday, December 16, 2010

Book Blogger Hop!

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books.

The question today is:

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

My answer: Definitely the characters! If the characters are lacking, the plot will be, too. Although you can't have a plotless book either. I define plot as "what happens to the characters," so basically as long as you have characters you're going to have plot... but I digress! Stellar characters are most important!


  1. I agree! Characters are super important. The two elements kind of go hand in hand really. But if I don't like the characters then I won't like the book very much no matter how good the plot is. :)

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

  2. Exactly! Great characters can make up for a lacklustre plot, but not vice versa!

  3. HI new follower, yes I am kinda on the fence - good plot /good characters make a good book usually .

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  4. Just popping in via the hop to say hi! It's characters for me too, I have to be invested in them or I can't move forward with the plot. Glad to be a new follower here and I hope you have a great weekend!

    Jenny of Supernatural Snark

  5. Popping over from the hop. I vote for characters too. I can't care about what's happening unless I care about the people doing it!
    (Hope your history exam went well!)
    Susan from ReadingWorld.

  6. My history exam was actually great, thanks Susan :P

  7. 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

  8. Me too. I prefer characters over plot. But both are important. I'm a new follower. Happy Blog Hop.

  9. Love your side panels...hopping by from the blog hop.

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

    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!!