Friday, 17 December 2010

Book Bloggers Hop & Follow My Book Blog Friday!

Hello to all my wonderful followers and to hopefully some potential new ones! This Friday I’m participating in The Book Bloggers Hop which is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and Follow my Book Blog Friday that’s hosted over at Parajunkee's View. If you wish to take part please stop by there and sign the Mr Linky. This week's question from The Hop is... What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters? My answer: I think it’s very important to have both. Although if a book has brilliant characters that I come to think of as friends I definitely get more into the story because I care about what’s going to happen to them next. I think a story can survive with great characters but a not so great plot where as if you have a fantastic plot but unlikeable characters the plot sometimes isn’t strong enough to stand alone if you don’t really care what happens to the people the story centre’s around.
Thank you for stopping by my blog!! Please leave me a link back to yours if you are a new follower so I can return the hello :-)
Jess x


  1. I think both plot and characters are extremely important because without either, a book is lacking something, in my humble and honest opinion!

    Happy Friday, Jess :)

  2. Hello Jess, Happy Friday! Have a great weekend :)

  3. Hopping by to say hi! I agree -- a book needs both to be a good read. :)

  4. Hopping through. I definitely think both character and plot are important. I might value characters a little more though.

  5. Happy Friday! always love visiting your blog :-) I agree, characters & plot go hand-in-hand.. but I'm a sucker for characters.

  6. Hopping by! Happy Friday! I totally agree with you, I said a lot of the same things in my blog hop post, a crappy plot can't always be held up by amazing characters and crappy characters ruin a good plot!

    Love your blog design! New follower, btw!

    Emma@ girl loves books

  7. Hello lovely new follower! Thanks for following :) Yeah either way somethings lacking bringing the book down so both are important.

  8. I hear alot of wonderful things about Anna and the French Kiss I hope you are devouring in a good way. *grin*

    Oh me what a question this week.

    I really think the characters are important. It makes me want to read the book if I want to know the characters. But a good plot with twists just makes it move along.

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  9. Hi Happy Holidays, I'm a new follower . I agree a story needs both but I still lean towards characters just a bit.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  10. I agree - plot and characters are both vitally important to my enjoyment of a book. You need both for a great read!

  11. 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

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  13. 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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