For What It's Worth

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blog Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen from Crazy For Books

This week's hop question is:

What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters? I was going to go for a quick answer and say plot but if you don't love the characters then the plot can't save that - and vice need a good plot and the greatest characters in the world can't save it. I have read some pretty awful books to the end though because I fell in love with a character and had to know what happened.

**My 1 year Blogoversary celebration continues - enter HERE  for a chance to win a Kindle 3G !

**You can also enter to win one of 3 Amazon Gift Cards by clicking HERE. This one ends Friday night 12/17. I know the post says winners announced on Friday morning but I made a mistake - DOH! - in my link under my header and on Twitter saying it ended the 17th so to be fair I will extend it by one day and announce the winners SATURDAY. Sorry for any inconvenience.

**I also did my first BEA11 post - you can check that out HERE.

Happy hopping - leave a link and I'll hop back!


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

  2. hello fellow nominally team character. this week's question doth not inspire as much conversation~~ sadness. Is that blood being spattered in your header?

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

  3. It's kind of like deciding whether music or lyrics are more important in songs, isn't it? I want both, but sometimes either element can be stronger and carry the whole song.

  4. Hi, Karen! Just dropping by from the hop. Old follower here. :)

    Have a nice weekend!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  5. Hi Karen! I'm a new follower, and I followed when I read your great BEA11 post. I'm not going to be able to make it to BEA11, but I'm inspired to go sometime, when I'm in the country next.

    Hope you visit me and check out my recent posts on a fellow blogger spotlight, ereaders, publishing trends.
    -Dee from e-Volving Books

  6. Oooooh, Tiger has a great point. It is like choosing between music and lyrics. I agree, though. I've read some pretty craptastic stuff till the end b/c I feel in love with one of the characters. :P

  7. 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.

  8. Just hopping by! Love the bunny picture. :)

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

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

    I'm a both kind of girl. I need both to love the book.
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Hi There!
    Old follower hopping by! Good question this week! Drop by my blog and see my answers!

  12. Hopping by to say hi --- cute bunny picture!!

  13. Back for a is great as always.

    Hopping by from the blog hop.

    Stop by my blog to see my answer to this week's question.

    Also check out a design site I found...pretty is in the right side panel on my blog.

    Happy Holidays!!

  14. Thanks for finding me through the hop! This is a tricky question, isn't it? You're right--both plot and character are just as important!

  15. Character is more important for me. I'm a very tardy hopper!