Blogger Hop: segundo!

Book Blogger HopSo, last week I participated in my first Book Blogger Hop. It was SO much fun and I got to visit so many new and interesting blogs. While I won't be participating every week, I am very much looking forward to doing so when I'm able. And this week, I'm able! ^_^ So this week's question is:

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

Man, this is an easy question to answer, because I always look for great characters in a story. Before anything else, I really love being able to connect to the main players. If I can't, then the plot doesn't quite interest or thrill me the way it otherwise could. I love serials, and it's because I am constantly falling in love with characters and can't bear the thought of leaving them alone after only one book.
     Now, whether plot or characters are more essential to the success of a book is a different way to view the question. And to that I have no answer. I can forgive a book an average plot...but if the characters are duds, I tend to drag my feet reading about them. And that's not to say I need to agree with a character... I've gotten attached to some antagonists (the whole "love to hate" deal), too. But they have to intrigue!
     Some authors that I think create fabulous characters include Victoria Dahl, Laurell K. Hamilton (for their detail and intricacies), and Janet Evanovich.
So there you have it! What about you...I'm curious to know! ^_^

13 comments:

  1. Just popping in via the hop to say hi! I'm with you on this one, I have to have great characters that get me emotionally involved or I just can't move forward in the story. And I agree on Janet Evanovich, she's one of my favorites and her characters are fabulous! Glad to be a new follower here and I look forward to reading your reviews!

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  2. Just hopping by! I'm already a follower. I am the opposite, a good story will keep me interested and reading. But if the characters are too horrible, I will probably not continue a series. My hop is at Coffee Table Press

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  3. Hi! I'm a new follower!

    I agree that you need great characters, but if the plot isn't there, I am not going to feel engaged with the book. It's a tough question!

    If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

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  4. HI, New follower. It is a tough question but I think you need a bit of both though I been leaning towards good characters .

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

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  5. Hey! I'm stopping by from the hop, and I'm now a new follower. The hop really is a great way to meet fellow bloggers. :D

    I think that plot and characters are equally important. I really do. I just don't see one working without the other.

    Ella Bella
    http://ellabellareviews.blogspot.com/

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  6. 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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  7. Allo! Great that you had fun last week ^.^

    Also, I'm amused because most people seem to have thought this was a tough question~~ I've changed my mind lots today. I'm starting to go with: it's a moot point because without both, you can't have a great book.

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
    New Meme: Third Sentence Thursday!

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  8. Hi I am a new follower from the blog hop. You have a great site. I like connecting with the character before anything else too. Happy Reading!

    Talina
    http://www.bookinitalong.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hey there, want to thank you for your visit on my blog!
    I haven't read any of the authors you mentioned, so I guess I better run, right? ;)

    ~May

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  10. 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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  11. Thanks for hopping by my blog :)
    And I do like the look of yours too.

    Ohh love Evanovich, Steph is such a great character

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  12. Thanks for hopping by my blog, and for being in such agreement with me :)
    I totally think you made sense ;) and yes, some characters are like old friends - they dont need to say much to be fun to read. I do enjoy scenes with characters I like way more than ones I'm indifferent to.

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  13. Oh, sure, you can do the blogger spotlight! I'd love to hear your answers - for the questions, drop me an email at deepalipratap@gmail.com and I will send you the list :)

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