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Friday, December 17, 2010

Follow Friday / Book Blogger Hop (20)

Oh my gosh, I just finished The Body Finder and it's good! I love it! :)

Oh, and in case you don't know, our CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN BLOG EVENT is still ongoing for the next few days until the 26th. Just follow the links on top of my blog, or the icon on the right side of the page. WIN AWESOME BOOKS! (To list a few: The Lipstick Laws, Personal Demons, Deadly, Misguided Angel and a few FABULOUS local Chick-list novels!)


The question for this week is: 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?
This will sound very geeky, but for some reason, my school combined Computer Science and Information Technology in one course. That's what I took up, and my major is Systems Software Engineering. I'm a Web Content Specialist, so yeah, it kind of lead to my 9 to 5 job. ;)


Book Blogger Hop

The question for this week: What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?
Can I say both? For a book to be really good, the plot has to be intriguing and catchy enough for people to want to read that book, and the characters have to feel "alive" or they have to be someone interesting enough, or powerful enough, dynamic enough, to sustain a reader's attention all throughout the reading process.

Check out my review for The Espressologist! Finally! I think I've finally broke through my reading slump because I've finished 2 books this week, which I haven't done for quite a while now.


  1. I picked both, too. I could have the most brilliant piece of plot I've seen in my life, but without characters there is just nothing to drive that plot forward. On the other hand, I could have the most quirkiest, fleshed out characters ever, but if I didn't have a decent plot, they'd fall flat. Yknow? :/

    Anyway... WHOOOHOOO YOU LOVED THE BODY FINDER I DID TOO! Caps were needed for emphasis! :D

    While you were in a reading slump, I was in my exile. Your 2 books read trumps my 0 books read. I'm so excited to get back into the reading scene. I've got a ton of books I want to read! :P

  2. Happy Holidays to you, I had to choose both too though characters tend to grab me more sometimes.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

  3. Hello my dear,

    I think that characters are very important. I love seeing what happen to them and I love to swoon over a few fictional boyfriends more then I should. ;)

    I recently finished a Biological Degree. Now I am working on a degree in History, Humanities, and Religious studies. I think I might never stop, Yes, the Mad Scientist thinks that she will be a lifer student. LOL!

    I'm also the creater of Morbid Romantica Challenge 2011 which I'm trying to get off the ground. It should be a very fun challenge. AND it wont seem like homework. *smirk*

    Today was the start of a Hardcover giveaway for Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness @ Ridley's Giveaway

    Mad Scientist

    Steampunkery & Book Reviews

  4. 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

  5. I'm currently doing Library Science. I prefer characters over plot. But both are important. Happy Blog Hop.

  6. Happy Friday and Happy Holidays! I'm an old follower dropping by to say hi! I like your answers. Drop by my blog to see what I had to say. I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

  7. Hello! I am your newest follower from a Friday Blog Hop! I would love it if you can follow back at one or all four of my blogs :)

    Have a great weekend!

  8. 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!!

  9. Geeky, yet very smarty sounding. Hehe!

    Happy weekend!

  10. Old follower stopping by! I have to agree that plot and character are both important. If I had to choose, I would say that character is more important. At least for me. It's hard to care about the plot when the characters suck.

    Happy Hop!

  11. Just hopping over, just an old follower saying hi. To find out my response to the blog hop:
    Happy Holidays!


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