O.M.G.: What are you waiting for? Go out and buy this book now! Superb: It's wonderful, but you can wait for a coupon. Give it a try: It's good, but I would wait for paperback. Meh: It will be in the library eventually. Naahhhhhhhhh!!!: Do I really need to explain?
Every week Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books (http://www.crazy-for-books.com/) hosts a blog hop. Put your link in, post a comment and you can discover a lot of great blogs. The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week. This week's question/task: What do you consider most important in a story: the plot or the characters. You could have the greatest concept with the plot, but if the characters aren't fully fleshed out the book is terrible. But of course you could have good characters and a horrible plot. However, if the plot is strong enough almost always they have good characters, too. So I have to say that plot matters more. If the plot sucks, I stop reading. What about everyone else?
Notes: A review of Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton will be posted in the next two or three days. I'm still looking for takers my What's Up Tweeps?! feature. Here's the question: The Amazon.com conundrum, what are your thoughts? Will you still buy from them? I'm torn. Amazon.com has been a hot button lately after their failed attempt to hide behind free speech. They let a pedophile publish a book about how other pedophiles can love children, without crossing a line. Riiiiiiiiiight!!! I know that idiot "writer" said he had never done anything to a child, but Amazon.com should have used some common sense. I know this is a long-winded question, but what are your thoughts? E-mail responses to email@example.com. Entries are open until Dec. 18.
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