"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!