Thursday, December 16, 2010

Another Blog Hop/Follow Friday!

Book Blogger Hop

Hurray! Friday has come along! For people in school, like me, that must mean that you're starting your winter break, yes?

Any who, since its Friday, that means that it's time for another Follow Friday and Blog-Hop.

The Blog Hop is brought to you by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books. This week, the question is:

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

To be honest, I think the characters are the most important part of the story. It seems that we've gotten to a point in time where many of the familiar plot-lines are being recycled, so the only thing that makes me keep turning the pages are the enticing personalities of the characters. Yes, plot is very important, I mean, it's the very track for the story. But these plots can be picked up on an predicted while we can't fully understand the characters at hand.


Follow Friday is brought to you by Parajunkee. Here is this week's question:

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?

Seeing as I am not yet in college, I will apply this question to high school...

Pretty much everything I'm studying in school, save for English, has nothing to do with what I want to do once I graduate and finish school for good. Band is fun, but I really don't think I could or would want to play music for a living. Precalculus already seems pretty useless to me. I'm starting to recognize the physics around me, but I still don't want to do that for a living. So I guess you could say that I'm doing something totally different-- or planning to any way-- than what I hope to be doing (photography, graphic design, writing, etc.).

This probably isn't the most interesting answer to Follow Friday you've come across, because it was hard for someone my age to answer. However, I'm really interested in reading your answers to this question. Feel free to leave a comment and the address to your blog and I will try my best to come by and visit you!

Thanks for reading and stopping by! Have a good weekend and/or Winter Break!

--Jude

13 comments:

  1. HI old follower ,Good luck with deciding what you plan to do. I studied Music and Video business but ended up becoming a stay at home mom.

    My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

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  2. Hello! It’s great to see what other bloggers think!

    I have some signed books up for grabs at my blog. Here’s my post: http://shusky20.blogspot.com/2010/12/book-blogger-hop-13.html

    I hope you drop by!

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  3. Hi! I'm a new follower here. Just found you through Follow Friday and I'm really enjoying your blog. :-)

    You can find my blog here: http://www.bookscompleteme.com/2010/12/follow-my-book-blog-friday-4.html

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  4. I did not go to college, and I am currently retired. I worked for over 15 years in the secretarial division of Emery Air Freight in the 1960s and 1970s. I was a stay-at-home mom for the 1980s and 1990s, and now I am helping my daughter with her business, Tribute Books as the volunteer office manager.

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  5. Oh me what a question this week.

    I really think the characters are important. It makes me want to read the book if I want to know the characters. But a good plot with twists just makes it move along.

    I just finished a small degree in Biological Sciences. I'm working on a degree in Humanities, History, and Religious Studies.

    I'm launching a new reading challenge that you might be interested in, Morbid Romantica Challenge 2011.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Mad Scientist

    Steampunkery & Book Reviews

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  6. I'm hopping by...
    For me, characters are most important too. I just truly enjoy connecting with them. You make a good point about how plot lines can become predictable, but you can never fully understand a chracter.
    Have a nice weekend! :)

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

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  9. Good luck in deciding what to do when you graduate. :)
    Have a good weekend!

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  10. BLHMistress: Those subjects are really cool. Did you enjoy Music and Video business while you were studying it?

    Precious: Thank you very much for stopping by! I am also a new follower of yours as well :)

    Cindy: Hey, thanks! That really means a lot.
    I am now a new follower of yours. Have a great weekend!

    Tribute Books Mama: It's always interesting to hear everyone else's stories and experiences. I've met only a handful of people that decided not to go to college. You're one of those people that shows me that everything can work out somehow no matter what road we each decide to take.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Mad Scientist: This was an interesting question this week! Very thought-provoking.
    A degree in Humanities, History, and Religious Studies sounds incredibly interesting.
    I will definitely look into one of your reading challenges. They look really interesting!

    @lex: First of all, congratulations on getting your question chosen! Second of all, thank you for stopping by and you have a good weekend as well.

    Howard Sherman: I agree, a very interesting question. Thank you for stopping by and have a good weekend!

    Pussreboots: Yes, both the plot and the characters really have their own things to add. You make an excellent point.
    Thank you for stopping by and have a good weekend!

    AngelicNytmare: Thank you very much :)
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  11. Neat 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 ideas...it is in the right side panel on my blog.


    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

    Happy Holidays!!

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  12. Bah, have the same thing. I'm in high school and nothing i study there i can ecer use. Trigonometry? Only to scare naughty kids.

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  13. Elizabeth: Thank you very much!
    I agree, it was a very tough question, but every person that answered (at least that I read any way) seemed to handle it just swimmingly.
    Thanks you hopping by!

    Orhedea: That made me laugh :D
    That's an excellent point about trigonometry. My teachers try to explain how we can use these things in real life, but the explanations are laughable most of the time.

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