Thursday, December 16, 2010

Follow Friday and Book Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to my brand new book blog! Reading YA, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance is a passion of mine and on this blog I will post my reviews and hopefully discuss books with all of you! Happy hopping!


"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 major in college was English. I'm currently working at a library in the Technical Services Department. I handle bibliographic records, place items on order in the catalog, process materials, and repair all items placed on the mending cart. Some day I hope to go back to school and obtain a Masters in Library Science! 

 

 

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

I definitely prefer stories that are character driven. The characters have always been more important to me than the plot. No matter how amazing a story is, if the characters aren't likable or well developed then the story tends to lose its appeal and fall flat. Reading about a character's experiences, watching them learn and grow, and witnessing them experience love or loss are just some of the ways in which a character can reel you into a story, regardless of what the plot is about. Happy Hopping everyone!

 

15 comments:

  1. Hi old follower here, love both a good plot and good characters equals a great book.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

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  2. hey new follower just hopping through I soon hope once I graduat high school lol to major in englih :)

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  3. 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. LOVE your blog and I'm a new follower.

    Come HOP by The Bookish Snob

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  4. I feel the same way about characters. They'll make or break a story for me.

    I love the idea of a mending cart. It sounds so loving, like a hospital for books :) My library is staffed by non-book people who just throw out books when they look a little ratty. I'm constantly smuggling books out of the garbage and saving them.

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  5. Character gets my vote too. I can't get into the plot unless I care about the characters.

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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. Can I have your job? lol! Happy friday! Hop :)

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  8. Hopping by to say hello! Nice blog you have here -- I'm looking forward to seeing what's next!!

    And Yay for Tech Services! I'm a Reference librarian. :)

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  9. Happy Friday Laura! Yay for character driven books! They always make it or break it for me although ideally I'd like both elements to be fabulous:)

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  10. Hi! Old follower here :) I agree with the question....drop by my blog and see what I wrote! I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

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  11. Hopping by from the blog hop...and yes I use my education on my job.

    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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  12. Hi! I was hopping by and became a follower after scrolling through your posts. ^.^

    I couldn't choose between plot and characters because I like novels with a balance of both...

    Hope you had a great weekend! :)

    Liz (Midnight Bloom)
    Midnight Bloom Reads

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  13. Doing a late hop back from the Friday hops. I was out of town this weekend and busier than I expected to be - hence the lack of Internet time. Hope you had a great weekend!
    I might go back to school for an MLIS too!

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