Booking Through Thursday asks:
Which is more important when you read — the actual story or the characters? I’ve read books with great plots, but two-dimensional characters, and I’ve read multi-layered characters stuck in clunky stories, and I’m sure you have, too. So which would you rather focus on, if you couldn’t have both?
I think I go back and forth. At times, a really good character (or group of characters) is enough to hold my interest. At other times, I just want a really interesting plot. Right now, I'm going through a "must have plot!" phase. The last few books that I've read and liked have had fairly strong characterization. I guess I'm just looking for something with a really good plot right now.