Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hop and Follow Friday

Book Blogger Hop
Blogger hop is hosted by Crazy For Books

This weeks question: "What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?"

My answer:
While both are important, I'm going to have to go with characters. If I'm reading a book with a really good plot, but I hate the characters, most likely I'm not going to like the book as a whole. For the most part, books are mostly about the characters. I love connecting with characters. I actually get a little weird about that and truly end up caring what happens to them in the books. Then I get all sad and depressed when the book either ends or the series does. I'm the same way about movies as well.

Friday follow is hosted by Parajunkee
This weeks question:
Carmel is studying web design... 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?

My answer:
Ughhhh I'm actually still in college. I'm in my 4th year. I've been to three different colleges now cause I couldn't make up my mind which one I liked. I've switched my major a few times, but I'm currently majoring in English lit and minoring in studio art. I want to own a bookstore some day, so we'll see if my degree actually becomes useful or not.

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  1. HI stopping by to say Happy Holidays . Keep it up and you will realize your dream- A bookstore now thats a dream job for us book addicts.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  2. Hey there, new follower coming through from the hop!

    Characters are definitely the most important part of a story for me as well, and I completely understand about getting emotional when a series ends. It's an overwhelming feeling!

    I just noticed in your sidebar that you have a cute little 'Team Ash' badge. I just finished the first book and I'm pretty sure I'm on board that team as least I hope it doesn't change, haha. I should be starting the sequel tonight.

    Poetry to Prose

  3. hi found u thru d hop and am now following u! Me, i studied and finished tourism with some units in ms tourism. But currently working in an intl law-ip firm...
    Happy friday! -iamjenai

  4. hi found u thru d hop and am now following u! Me, i studied and finished tourism with some units in ms tourism. But currently working in an intl law-ip firm...
    Happy friday! -iamjenai

  5. hi found u thru d hop and am now following u! Me, i studied and finished tourism with some units in ms tourism. But currently working in an intl law-ip firm...
    Happy friday! -iamjenai

  6. Hi! Just dropping by from the hop. Old follower. :) Go where your heart tells you to go, and I wish you all the best!

    Have a nice weekend!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  7. You're brave to want to open your own bookstore in this world where p-books (paper) are in danger of being rubbed out by e-books. I've been working in the bookworld for over a decade. Mostly as a bookseller but I took a detour to work for a small publisher for a year. Let me know if you ever want to chat about the state of the book & publishing & bookstores.

  8. 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 old follower. Have a great weekend.

  9. Hi! I found you through Follow my Book Blog Friday and am now a follower. I was an English major in college, too, and know how much reading that requires. I hope you enjoy the holiday break!

    The Immortal Realm

  10. 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

  11. I'm an old follower just stopping by!

    I'm a both girl. I need both plot and characters to be good for me to love a book. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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

  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!!

  14. I changed my major a couple of times too. I keep thinking I want to change it again. Once I see all the work ahead of me, I want out! Hehe :)

    Good luck to you!


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