Friday, December 17, 2010

Book Blogger Hop + Follow My Book Blog (Dec 17)



Parajunkee's View: 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?


Answer:


I am an undergrad of AB Psychology. I stopped studying due to financial reasons. In the Philippines, college is not cheap. With a few public colleges, it's hard to enroll. Financial aid and college loans(if there are any) is also another burden. I would still want to pursue college but I can't see that happening as of now, maybe in the future. :)

Crazy-For-Books: What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?


Answer:


Both. Both aspects compliment each other. If the story is "crappy" people tend to hate the book, same goes with the characters.But my main pull is the plot when I read a blurb about a specific book but if the character is also good, that's a plus. :) Characters often compliment a good book.

23 comments:

  1. Stopping by to say Hi! I agree with you on plot, but went back and forth about seventeen times. By the end of the hop I might change my mind again… Have a great weekend!

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  2. Both are important to me as well, but plot comes first by just a smidge!

    Here's my Hop

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  3. I'm having so much fun reading everyone's answers to this question. It seems to be pretty evenly split though I think we'd all ideally like to have both elements be fabulous:) Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend!

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  4. I would completely agree that a great story will have both characterization and plot, and that the over-all plot is what reels you in, but I think characters are what makes you fall in love with a story.

    :)

    Happy Book Blogger Hop

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  5. Thanks for hopping by my blog :)

    One thing is good about my country, all education from grade 1 to uni is free. Sure makes it easy to study

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  6. In a perfect world, books would have great plots and great characters. I may pick up a book based on the plot, but if the characters are weak, I probably won't like it.

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  7. Thnaks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :D I agree with you about both the plot and characters are important, and also that the plot is what originally pulls me to read a book :D
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Hi! Old follower here. Thanks for stopping by The Enchanted Book. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Selena
    http://theenchantedbook.blogspot.com/

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  9. HI stopping by to wish you a happy holiday. I hope you can get to go to college.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

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  10. Thanks for stopping by. I am now a follower, have a good weekend =)

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  11. Hopping back!
    I would say plot is what draws me to read a book in the first place but the characters are what keep me going - I can't get into a book if I don't connect with someone but really it's a tough question.

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  12. Hopefully you find your self back at school sometime in the future :)

    Hello my dear,

    I think that characters are very important. I love seeing what happen to them and I love to swoon over a few fictional boyfriends more then I should. ;)

    I recently finished a Biological Degree. Now I am working on a degree in History, Humanities, and Religious studies. I think I might never stop, Yes, the Mad Scientist thinks that she will be a lifer student. LOL!

    I'm also the creater of Morbid Romantica Challenge 2011 which I'm trying to get off the ground. It should be a very fun challenge. AND it wont seem like homework. *smirk*

    Today was the start of a Hardcover giveaway for Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness @ Ridley's Giveaway

    Mad Scientist

    Steampunkery & Book Reviews

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  13. Hi there ^^
    Thanks for stopping by our blog!
    I agree with you, plot wins but surely we love great characters with awesome plot!

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  14. 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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  15. thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your reviews for the mystery and suspense challenge

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  16. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you back! :)
    Good answer. But for me it's the other way around. I don't really read for plots. I read for the characters and their secrets.

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  17. *Hops around* Thanks for hopping by on our blog! I'm a new follower. ^_^

    I think Philippines has one of the cheapest colleges. Where do you study? I used to study in PUP. The tuition fee is less than 1000php.

    ~Mithee
    The Deranged Book Lovers

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  18. Hi, I've come via my reader not the hop, but I enjoyed reading your answers :)

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  19. HOpping by to return the visit! Yep, ideally, characters and plot share equal importance.

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  20. I agree with you that a character can be a great "hook" into wanting to read a story. "Tortured hero" tells me a bit more than "thriller romance." ^_^

    -Alisha

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

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

    Happy Holidays!!

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  22. I like how you've summed it all up. But its always the plot that gets me first! :)

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