Book Blogger Hop Jan 7

Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Blogger HopThis is the Book Blogger Hop, hosted at crazy-for-books.com

This week's question for discussion:


"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"

 Hmmmm... I'm not sure that any one book has influenced my life so much as my overall love of reading and learning has. My constant diet of books/articles/etc. makes me more well-spoken, more thoughtful, more considerate, more flexible, and more skeptical. 

I guess A Rumor of Otters is one book I read as an early teen that influenced me a lot. It's a coming-of-age/survival story about a girl in New Zealand who strikes out on her own to look for otters in the mountain lakes. It solidified my environmentalism, and my love of solitude and wild places. 

There have been many other books over the years: from Mercedes Lackey's Last Herald-Mage Trilogy I was moved to fully become an LGBTQ ally; from Dragonlance I was inspired to create my own fictional worlds, Hamlet pushed me to pursue a career in theater, The Complete Sherlock Holmes reinforced my belief in the power of deductive logic and intelligence, and there have been many others.
 
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7 comments:

The Book Angel said...

I had a difficult time answering this question. It's so hard to pick one book out of hundreds that changed your life or influenced you! I hope you'll stop by my blog to see my answer!

http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

Happy Reading : )

Jennifer said...

Here from the Hop. I couldn't pick just one book as a major influence in my life. There've been too many that have either made me re-evaluate things, or nudged me in a new direction. I find that even book I don't like can have an impact on me if only because I start arguing in my head with the author/characters. :)

pussreboots said...

I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

Howard Sherman said...

This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why – http://www.howardsherman.net

Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!


Howard A. Sherman

Alison said...

Hopping through. I've always wanted to read Mercedes Lackey. I really should.
Happy weekend!
My Hop

GREYZ said...

Books can really leave a mark in our lives. To read what that book is in my life, come visit me at Clandestine Sanctuary.

Dropping by via the hop. I am a new follower. Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Great answer...love your header too.

Stopping by from the blog hop...
Happy New Year....

My answer is at: http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Elizabeth

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