Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Blog Hop - January 7th

Book Blogger Hop
In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and find new book-related blogs that we may be missing out on! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

Each week, participating blogs are asked questions to post and answer on their websites.

This week’s question –

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

Last year I read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and I found that this book really touched me. Lauren took us through all of the different types of peer pressure that you can experience growing up. When I was younger, I started to become a mean girl at school and then within a few months, things were turned around and I was the one who was ostracized from my group, rather than initiating and intimdating others. I learned quickly about making better choices and treating others with respect. Before I Fall reminded me of who I could have been had I stayed on the same path and the choices I've made to become who I am now. (Christinabean)

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  1. Hey new follower. Found you through the book hop :) and before I fall is an awesome pick I somewhat kind of picked that for my answer also

  2. I checked Before I Fall out from the library and didn't read it. :( I thought it might be depressing, and I wasn't in the frame of mind for that. I may take a revisit! Come Blog Hop over:

  3. Well, that is a nice story - I am glad you became a nice person. I am by from the hop. I love Delirium and live quite close to where it takes place. Really powerful book. Old follower. Thanks for coming by.
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  4. 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 –

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  5. I loved your answer! That was a great book! Have a great weekend!

  6. Hopping through. I agree that Before I Fall was incredibly touching.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  7. Stopping by from the hop...great answer

    Find my answer at:


  8. What a touching story! I ended up choosing Twilight because it was one of the first books that I interacted with strangers about. (More on my blog!)

    Have a good week!