Friday, January 07, 2011

Book Blogger Hop, January 7 – 10, 2011

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.

Book Blogger Hop

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. 


  1. Just hopping by...good answer! The question is difficult to answer with just one book. Each and every one influences us, just as each relationship adds something to our lives.

    Here's my hop:

  2. Stopping by from the hop. I'm a new follower.
    I agree, every book influences me in a different way as well.

    Have a nice weekend.


  3. 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!

  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. Hopping through. New follower!
    I've always enjoyed WWII books too - fiction and non-fiction. Which is your favorite?
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  6. Old-ish follower hopping by.

    I agree with you that every book influences me in some way. I picked Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War. Strangely enough, I picked it for very similar reasons as your choice of World War II novels.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Hey - I find LOTR inspiring as well. Such a wonderful story with so much to learn.

    Thanks for stopping by Kate's Library!


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