Hey there everyone!
Welcome to my first “Asking Bookstagram” post 🙂 I came up with a super fun idea based on two things. First, so many people (including myself) do QOTD on bookstagram which is a great way to connect with your followers. I also enjoy doing “Follow Friday” and “Shoutout Sunday” which others seem to enjoy as well! I have noticed how much EASIER it is to connect with people on bookstagram compared to blogging. I wanted a way to connect with people better on my blog while using the fun QOTD content in a different way!
This will be a monthly series for now! Once a month I will ask my bookstagram followers a bookish question and I will post 10 responses on my blog! I will also give them a shoutout for their bookstagram 🙂 I hope you all enjoy this as I am super excited to connect with more people and integrate my two platforms!!
Asking Bookstagram – What is more important to you in a book – Plot or Characters?
To me – I say characters are more important. I find if I do not connect with the characters in some way I am not that into the book. While the plot is important and must be entertaining in some way, I still find a good character can totally make the book!
Responses from my lovely bookstagram peeps:
Plot. Because without a well developed plot who cares about the characters background? But both are equally important I think. ❤️
Plot. I can look past shallow characters if a story line keeps me engaged
Love this idea. I think I would have always said plot before, my instinct is still plot, but I find more and more that a well developed character is appealing to me and I’m put off by hollow empty characters… so, um, both? 😂
I think I prefer a good plot over a good character, but I also think a character should be good? So I guess both? 😄
Both, if the plot is good but the characters are not, the story loses interest. For me at least 🤷🏻♀️ 😊
Character. I really need strong characters that are memorable or the book is just meh to me.
That’s a tough question! But I think I’ll go with character. An annoying or undeveloped character tends to ruin the book for me
I say plot! I don’t always like characters but can love the plot.
It’s hard to choose between the both because they’re equally important, but I think the development of the characters is more important to me!
I think characters are most important to me. If I can’t connect with them it doesn’t matter to me what they are doing.
I love that so many people responded and discussed this question! It is so awesome to see everyone’s thoughts and its such a fun way to learn what type of readers everyone is 🙂
What do you think?? What one is more important to you? Do you agree or disagree with my own response? I’d love to chat with you all 🙂 Leave a comment!!