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Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday. The Hop is a fantastic way to get your blog noticed, and visit some other blogs that you didn't know about before. Head over and sign up and see what you can find!

Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for your followers to get to know you better. Here we go!

"What book influenced or changed your life?
How did it influence/change you?
My older sister Kathy was reading a book and she told me I had to read it:  Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. It was the best fiction book I had read in years, maybe ever. Up to that point I was either not reading or I was reading "junk".  This book catapulted me into the wonderful world of great literature and I've never looked back.


  1. This is a good book -- and I had forgotten all about it! Reading your post made me remember that I had liked it. :)

  2. Hello there! Hopping by! I love the answers to this week’s question.
    I have a huge prize pack giveaway at the blog. A contest reminder is included in my book blogger hop post. I hope you drop by!
    Here’s my post.

    Have a nice weekend!

  3. What do you mean by junk? There are so many books that could be labeled as junk that I'm curious what you deem as junk. I don't disqualify your opinion at all; I'm just always interested in people's response to this question ever since I took my literary theory class last year.

  4. I think what I mean by "junk" is books I picked up read, and forgot. They never touched me in any way. That or books that are so formulaic that I figured out exactly where the plot was going early in the book so my imagination is not forced to work to create different scenarios in my head. I still read "beachy-kind" of books every once in a while and others I indulge in that I wouldn't blog about occasionally- but up to that point , that is all I read.

  5. Hopping by to say hello and wish you a wonderful weekend!

  6. 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

  7. I just added this book to my ever growing TBR list! It sounds right up my alley.

  8. I'm very curious to find out more about this book now! I've discovered a lot of great books through my sister as well.

  9. I was at the high school level last year. I liked it but I LOVE the middle school. I think its where I'm younger - the respond to me better instead of hitting on me like the high schoolers did. :P
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  10. Thanks for coming by my blog and defining what you meant by junk. Like I said, I’m always curious because so many people define it differently. I’m still in the process of defining it, so I don’t know what I consider junk yet. I may not read some books because of the content, but that doesn’t mean someone else won’t get something out of it. So, I’m not really sure if I can define it as junk on a whole, but maybe just junk for me. I need to keep thinking about it.

  11. Hopping on by! Thanks for stoppping at my blog! I have never read that book and now I am curious to what it actually is about. Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

  12. Hopping through. I know of Cold Sassy Tree and have heard good things but haven't gotten to it yet.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  13. I had forgotten about Cold Sassy Tree....I remember when I first made the distinction between junk books (series reading as a child) after I had read Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt and was just in love with the writing and the story. It was so hard to find something to compare after that.

  14. Happy HOP! The book I shared had a major impact on me last year and totally changed my life for the better. Come by and visit to see which one it was. I'm a new follower :)

    The Bookish Snob


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