Friday, 17 December 2010

Book Blogger Hop (03)

It is time for the Book Blogger Hop again!! Hosted by the amazing Crazy for Books!

Book Blogger Hop

The Question is:
What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?

Of course both matter, but I think the plot is the most important. If the story-line is wrong, if things happen that are completely uncalled for or when the story line is so cliche you could finish it yourself the book just isn't fun to read. You want to be challenged by a story, you want to feel the need to finish it just so you can find out what happens. If the plot is good, than the characters are automatically given extra depth.

It is compeltely the other way round in movies. I know we don't discuss movies, but I felt I should add that. If the story line is crap, but the actors are amazing than the movie is watchable, because the actors can bring in their own expertise to make the characters credible. Characters from a book cannot do that!!

So what's your answer?


  1. Yeay ~
    We both the same. I pick plot over characters too though of course my favorite books have awesome plot and characters.

    Thanks for visiting our blog @derangedbooklovers ^^

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

  3. Great post! I'm your newest follower :)
    Happy Friday hop!
    J x

  4. Hi, just hopping over to check out your blog. I'm quite happy to read a book with great characters where not a lot is happening. But like you say, if the plot doesn't make sense or is too cliche, that would be bad too. So, both are important. :-)

  5. Just popping in via the hop to say hi! It's characters for me, but you make a very good point. And I completely agree with you on the movies, I can watch a terrible movie with a great actor and still leave happy:) Glad to be a new follower here and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Thanks for popping by my blog!
    This weeks question was quite hard! Totally agree about movies.
    Books For Company

  7. Hey new follower just hopping through an dI agree :) have an awesome weekend

  8. Hi! Stopping by from the Hop! I'm a new follower too, i see we have a favourite book in common:) I love LOTR. Feel welcom to visit my blog at
    Have a nice weekend!

  9. I actually chose characters. I've read too many books with awesome premises that just fell flat because the characters weren't good enough.

  10. Hi stopping by to say hi, and wish you a Happy Holiday. I agree both are important, though part of me loves a good character I can relate too and a sarcastic sense of humor.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  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

  12. Good answer! Both are really important. :) Thanks for dropping by!

  13. *Hops around* Thanks for hopping by on our blog! I'm a new follower. ^_^

    The Deranged Book Lovers

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

  15. Just stopped in along the Blog Hop Trail. As with most of the answers, I prefer characters to plot, but it's nice to see some variety in the responses.

  16. Your newest follower!

    I like an equal balance of plot and character :)

  17. Happy Friday Follows! I'm your newest follower, but I disagree with your answer to the questions. Although I had trouble answering the question, I chose characters. Drop by and read what I wrote and say hi! I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

  18. Love your header.

    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!!

  19. I'm a last-minute hopper. For me, characters are more important than plot. Glad I found you on the hop!