December 16, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and Weekly Overview

Book Blogger Hop
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"What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?"
That is not a far question.  To make a book both have to be there in great amounts.   The most memorable books that float in my mind long after it’s shut are the books that had amazing plots, that were heavily accented by the amazing character depth.   A book isn’t truly a good read with out the other.
Weekly Overview:


BLHmistress said...

HI Hope you have a Happy Holiday, As for the BBH question I have changed my mind so many times now. But I think to make a good book it needs both.

My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

bookdout said...

Hopping by and following through. I agree with you actually, they rae inseperable


Jenny said...

I agree completely, ideally I'd love a stellar plot and emotionally intriguing characters, but if I HAD to choose, it would be characters:) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a great weekend!

Nanny said...

I totally agree a good story needs both.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

BLHmistress: It was a know brianer for me, you just can't have a good book with only one or the other.

bookdout: Glad to see another like minded reader.

Jenny: No problem, your blog was so cute.

What can I say I'm a greedy reader.

Nanny: Yeah!! Another greedy reader.

Mad Scientist said...

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.

I just finished a degree in Biological Sciences and am still working on a degree in Humanities, History, and Religious Studies. What do I want to do when I grow up? I want to be the hottest historian on the history channel, national geographic, or discovery channel!

Mad Scientist

Steampunkery & Book Reviews

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Ooo, that's a great goal!

Dana Alma said...

Hey you, just stopping by on the hop and follow. Happy Holidays. Happy Reading!!!
See ya!
Readaholics Anonymous

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

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Dana Alma: Hey you, right back at'cha! Thanks for stopping by.

Howard Sherman: Will check it out, I think your only the second person to state plot over characters.

pussreboots said...

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

Belinda said...

Happy HOP! First off I'd say both are important to how I enjoy the story but ultimately it's the characters for me. Hope you're enjoying your weekend :)

HOP by and visit The Bookish Snob

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!!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Belinda: Hope you're enjoying your weekend too. Getting lots of snow here, so I'm loving it!

Elizabeth: Will take look at everything!

Crystal ♥ said...

Just hoppin on over! I need to love the characters in a book, good example for me is the Fever series. The series has a great plot but the first few books I had a hard time getting into because I didn't care too much for MacKayla until she started to grow & mature more in Faefever.
Hope your weekend is going well, thanks for stopping by and happy reading!