Thursday, December 16, 2010

Follow Friday (5) & Book Blogger Hop (6)

Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Rachel at the Parajunkee's View. Every week, book bloggers have a chance to connect and check out each other's blogs. Check it out to sign up and participate, or just check it out to check out some great blogs! This is my fifth week participating. This week's question:

What are you studying in college?

I'm a junior studying English with an emphasis in Creative Writing (fiction). If my school offered it, I'd probably dual major as an English and Library and Information Studies student. They offer the cooooooooolest classes about children's and young-adult literature. Talking about trends and themes in those books gets my blood pumping, you know? I had the opportunity to take a class on children's lit this semester, and absolutely LOVED it. I'll probably apply to a LIS graduate program after I graduate. Maybe Simmons? I dunno. Anyone out there have any recommendations? I know all about UW Madison's LIS program, so no need to tell me about that. (Now you get three guesses to guess where I go to school and the first two don't count.) :P

Book Blogger Hop

And if you do one Follow Meme, why not do two? The more the merrier! This is my sixth Book Blogger Hop.

The Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books. Like Follow Friday, It's a place for book bloggers to connect, and "hop" from one another's blogs to get to know each other. Check it out to sign up and participate! Even if your blog doesn't get listed this week, you can view other people's blogs and make some friends. :P In addition, Jennifer also asks a question to kick off the conversations. This week's question:

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

Ooooooh, this is a tough one. On one hand, I can't really get into a story if I don't care about the main character. But then again...I could be reading about the most interesting person in the world but be totally bored out of my skull of nothing happens to him/her/it. I think it really is a combination of the two. All of the great stories have characters with strong voices and engaging plots. After all, when you read a book, you read it for the whole package, right?

To all of you returning visitors, thanks again for stopping by my blog, and to all you new visitors, welcome! If you leave a link to your website I'll be sure to check it out over the weekend. Until then, happy Friday! I hope everyone's holiday planning is going well. I dunno about you, but I am sooooo behind on my shopping. I'll have to brave the weather and coffee-stimulated crowds to get some stuff this weekend.

11 comments:

BLHmistress said...

HI old follower here, Hope you have a Wonderful Xmas, my shopping is pretty much done or what I can do, might have to give some after xmas gifts.

My Follow Friday/Book Blogger Hop

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Psh, you don't need my link. You know it by heart. ;)

So, uh, yay for being juniors together! Boo for me being two years older than you. :P

You basically took my answer for the plot/character question and made it sound tons more sophisticated. But that's your job since you're majoring in english and I'm too lazy to have deadlines. Then again, a lazy nurse? Is that such a good combo? O_O Hmmm~

Xbellamayx said...

Hey new follower and awesome I hope to major in english :) soon (meaning next year since i'll be a freshman) and cute header :)

Phantom Paragrapher said...

Me, Im adding a Bachelor of Arts - Communication and Humanities to my list of qualifications - NZ is a bit different. Im a plot girl :) Im a new follower www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

Tina (Book Couture) said...

I love your answers! It was a hard decision for me too, but personally, I think that the story and plotline are equally as important as each other, so I agree.

Your blog is adorable, by the way, and I'm definitely following you for more reviews and awesome posts!

Happy reading,
Tina @ Book Couture

Cindy said...

Hi! I'm a new follower here. I just love finding new YA blogs. :-)

If you'd like to check out my blog, you can do so here:

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

Howard Sherman said...

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

Jo said...

Hopping by and discovered your blog -- very nice! And... LIS programs are cool.... I'm just sayin', as a librarian and all. ;)~

pussreboots said...

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

Elizabeth said...

Adorable 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!!

Alison said...

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 think I might go back to school to get an MLIS. It'd be loads of fun.

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