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?


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?


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.


  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!

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

    Here's my Hop

  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!

  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

  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

  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.

  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!

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


  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

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

  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.

  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

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

  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

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

  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.

  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.

    The Deranged Book Lovers

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

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

  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." ^_^


  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 is in the right side panel on my blog.

    Happy Holidays!!

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


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