Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. It is a great way of discovering new blogs and meeting fellow book bloggers, talking about books and authors and sharing our love for literature.
This week’s question is “What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?”
There were many books which influenced and changed me. Everything I read makes me think about the issue it tackles and shapes my personality in that way. So, it is difficult for me to point out just one.
In my teenage years, no matter how strange it may sound, WW II novels thought me to think on my own, to look beyond stereotypes and prejudice. Those novels showed me that everything was not black and white (as the officials in my country wanted us to believe) and that everything can and should be considered from different points of view.
More recently, I might say the most influential and life-changing book has been The Lord of the Rings. It made me rethink human nature and the concepts of good and evil. I find Tolkien’s writing most inspiring.