Today's meme from Crazy for Books is:
"What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?"
Plot might entice me to pick up a book but characters keep me reading. My book group had an excellent discussion on this topic after we read the book Olive Kitteridge. Olive is not a very likable character yet the book, a series of vignettes all involving Olive, is excellent. Is it possible to like a book if you don't like the main character? If you think your answer is no, think about the book Lolita.