Dec 17, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop (10)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

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

Neither actually. I think the plot OR the characters being "the most important" is really subjective to the reader. We will not all agree on a character and the way they are portrayed in a book. Same goes for the plot, we all won't agree on the events in a story. If we did, we would all love/hate the same books. That's just not the case. What I do think is the most important is the authenticity of the story and its' characters. How believable is a story and the players? In contemporary fiction authenticity plays a huge part. When you add multicultural elements, things get even more complicated. Often times a writer will assume a character would say this or life on the prairie would be like that. It is imperative that writers do their research and paint an accurate picture. Fantasy writers can take more of a creative license than others. I have read many stories where the author failed to put authenticity first in a story. 

Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Here is her question:

"What did you study in college, or are currently studying and did 
it lead to your current 9 to 5 or are you doing something totally different?!"

Funny you should ask, I am graduating tomorrow morning! I earned my Master in Library and Information Science in August and I walk tomorrow. I am so excited! I am still looking for that perfect library, but zee blog, reviews, and author stalkings keep me very busy! 

What about you? Leave me your link and I'll find you. 

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Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop coming Dec 21 - 22nd

Happy Reading!


  1. I think that both plot and characters are super important! Without either, a book is hopeless to me haha :)

  2. Congratulations on your degree! You are living my dream ;) I hope you find your perfect fit soon!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Congrats , btw! :)

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Hey, Jen--I'm a YA author who found you through the blog hop...Love what you have to say about authenticity...

  5. Old follower stopping by! I agree both character and plot are important. Oh and congrats on the graduation!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Stopping by to say hi and wish you a Happy Holiday. Congrats on graduating and hope you do find that perfect library.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  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. I totally agree with you about the plot/characters; they're both really vital to the book in my opinion. And congratulations about graduating tomorrow! I'm still in high school, but I'd like to major in the medical field. New follower here. :)
    Happy reading! -Caroline, Words & Whispers

  9. 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!!