The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
If you were in a book, would you rather be the main character or in the background?
(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,– William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, spoken by Jaques in Act II Scene VII Line 139
I think background characters are more fun because anything is possible if you are in the background. The main character’s path is set, good or bad, but the background characters – who is really paying attention to what they are up to? They have a world of possibilities at their fingertips. No one is directing their life, their goals, or their decisions. They can be anyone and do anything. I like the thought of having options and of being able to blend in or stand out at will. For these reasons, I choose to be in the background.
Which would you rather be – a main character or in the background?