Friday, December 17, 2010

Book Blogger Hop/Follow me

Follow Friday, is hosted by ParaJunkee,  Book Blogger Hop, is hosted by Jennifer (Crazy-For-Books), and
Follow Friday 40 and over is hosted by Java


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

It depend. Sometimes plots are so good that you don't care for the characters and sometimes you love the characters so much that you forget about the plot. For a good mystery, a plot is very important. And for literary fiction, characters are very important.

 ParaJunkee asks, "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 hold two masters degrees. I did my masters in Chemistry as well as English. And I am a Math Teacher. How did that come about is a long story. I write poetry and wish to go around meeting poets and writers. Also I  want to do something in the publishing department. But don't know how to go about it. Any suggestions? Any openings? 

Do feel free to explore my blog. You will definitely find something that interests you as I read wide range of genres, except maybe for a few. I also write poetry. You can read that on my other blog, rooted. Now go, explore both of my blogs! And follow them, if you like!! I follow blogs I like via Google Reader...

Enjoy!

27 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That's a tough question. I love great characters, but I also want them to do something.

Tiger Holland said...

Blog-hopping by to visit and follow! Excellent point--I think sometimes it depends on the genre. The YA books I read seem to work better when they have strong characters, so I tend to say characters are more important, but when I read science fiction, I want an inventive plot. :-)

cj'alhafiz said...

i think those two elements are both important. a great story with lame characters are no good. strong characters with poor storyline is no good as well. or so i think...=)

my latest review, a thriller by James patterson, Run for your Life.
HERE

mel u said...

Just stopping by from the hop to say hello and to make sure you and your readers know about by on going give-away of a great brand new Biography of Katherine Mansfield

http://rereadinglives.blogspot.com/2010/12/welcome-to-all-book-bloggers-dec-17-to.html

Julia Writer said...

The BBH question was a tough one this week! Very hard to choose either.

Moonlight Gleam said...

Great post! I fall in love with the characters more than the plot!

new follower! Return the favor?

Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf

immortalelf said...

Hi. Hopping over and new follower. I actually feel the plot is firstly important over the characters, when first getting into the novel, but then as the story progresses, they are really both equally important and vital to make a good story.

Come visit my blog for news on a giveaway I'm hosting!
http://tales-of-a-bookworm.blogspot.com

BLHmistress said...

Hi old follower, I would put your name out to all publishers, see if they have any openings. Thats all I know what to do.

My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

Belinda said...

Happy HOP! This week's question wasn't so simple to answer but ultimately it was characters for me. That's where I make my connection to the story.
Come HOP by The Bookish Snob

Mithee (The Deranged Book Lovers) said...

Hai! Hopping by from Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower!

~Mithee
The Deranged Book Lovers

bookaddict4real said...

I agree that in a good mystery plot is important but sometimes I want both from fiction books I read

....Petty Witter said...

Joining you from over at the Book Blogger Hop, it's nice to have met you, I've enjoyed my visit.

Rumtruffle said...

Just hopped on by via Follow Friday to say Hello.
I love books that are griity usually murder but not horror.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a fun filled new year
Helen x
www.acraftykindofruffle.blogspot.com

Laurie Harrison said...

Hi, gotta run. I'm on a 40+ years and older hop. Trying to say howdy to everyone I can before my Dr. appointment. Hop back. Hook up your Hop. Enter my Giveaway. Need some people to enter. pretty-please. Check out HWLWG. I'll stop again when I have more time.
Laurie at Grandma Sez So
http://grandma-sez-so.blogspot.com/2010/12/are-you-over-40-do-you-blog-come-on.html

GREYZ said...

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.

TwoBibliomaniacs said...

Stopping by to say Hi! I agree that this was a difficult decision. In the end I choose plot, but went back and forth about twenty-seven times. By the end of the hop I might change my mind again… Stop by and say hi when you get a chance!

Sarah said...

stopping by from the Hop!

I see what you are saying about how the plot is sometimes more important and other times the characters are more important - but I really need to have great characters. If I don't like the characters then I can't really get into the plot, because I don't care what happens to them :)

Sarah
That Bookish Girl

pussreboots said...

I'm currently back in school working on my second masters. I prefer characters over plot. But both are important. Happy Blog Hop.

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
http://www.howardsherman.net

dragonflyy419 said...

I think the characters, for me, play a huge role. But I like your distinction between mystery and literary fiction, because you are right about the differing importance of character and plot between the two genres. GOOD ANSWER.

elizabeth said...

Hopping by to say hi. I like your blog! :)

You can hop by if you have time here.

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Happy Friday!

Hope you have a great weekend!!
Romance Book Junkies

Yvonne said...

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

AngelicNytmare said...

I agree with you it does kind of depend on what genre you read. :)

have a good weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Hopping by to say hello.

Stop by my blog if you like.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

brandiheather said...

Old follower hopping along! Dual masters degrees -- Impressive!! It does seem like more and more people aren't really using their degrees in the work they do. It seems like with the economy we are all just taking whatever positions are available and keeping our hopes and dreams alive by trying to persue them.

Happy Hopping!
BrandiHeather

Zakiya LadyWings said...

How you answered was very true.

Happy Reading,
Zakiya - My BBH