Friday, December 17, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. Each week she asks a question so that blogger can get to know each other a little bit better. This weekend the question is:

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

I would have to say the characters. If I like the characters, if I can relate to them in some way and care enough about them to want to invest a lot of time reading about them, then I can forgive a less interesting plot. Obviously what happens is still important, but in my opinion you can have good characters and a bad plot, but if I don't care about the characers, it doesn't matter how intriguing the plot is.

Only one week until Christmas (Christmas Eve is the big day in Norway)! Eek! I was hoping to go on a shopping trip to buy the last Christmas gifts today, but it was very windy this morning, so I will have to wait it out for a while. I have decided not to work next week (the perks of being a freelancer), so hopefully I will have enough time to finish all the preparations; baking, gift wrapping, cleaning, decorating... I had planned to do everything early this year, but as usual I'm way behind. Why do I never learn?


TwoBibliomaniacs said...

Stopping by to say Hi! I choose plot, but went back and forth about seventeen times. By the end of the hop I might change my mind again… Good luck with you last minute shopping!

GREYZ said...

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.

BLHmistress said...

Hi stopping by to wish you a Happy Holiday. I am right now with both but might change again lol.

My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

Howard Sherman said...

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

pussreboots said...

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

Anonymous said...

Your newest follower!

Good luck with all of the Christmas prep :)

Sugarbeat said...

I'm an old follower dropping by to say hi! Drop by my blog to see what I wrote :) I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

Elizabeth said...

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!!

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