Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friday Memes (3)

This week's question:

Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

First of all, one that I'm sure many are going to mention, is the Harry Potter series. They brought a magical world with them, and I allowed myself to get lost in it. JK Rowling gave me something to look forward to every time she released a new book. Harry Potter has been, and still is, my childhood. Ever since then, I've been looking for more books that allow me to get lost in the world the author has created.

Another book would be Looking for Alaska by John Green. While Harry Potter got me into reading, Looking for Alaska introduced me to YA. This book is truly amazing. I don't know how else to describe it. Whenever I felt sad, I would pick up this book just to re read Pudge's story and experience the raw emotion in this book. The writing is beautiful. The story is beautiful. I think this will forever be one of my favorite books.

Lastly, there's A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I devoured all thirteen books and was sad to see it's end. As a kid, I just loved how the author was able to weave himself into the stories. I followed Violet, Klaus, and Sunny's story until the very end, and I hated Count Olaf with a passion. I think this is the only series that has ever come close to meaning this much to me as Harry Potter did. Harry Potter and the Series of Unfortunate Events marked my childhood.

Book Blogger Hop(Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books)
This week's question is:
“What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?”

I can't decide between Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi or The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I've been wanting to read those books ever since I first heard about them.

(hosted by Ginger at GReads)
This week's question:
Taking it Personal: Which books have effected you on a personal level and lingered in your mind long after you closed the pages?

Pretty much same as the Follow Friday answer. Looking for Alaska by John Green and Harry Potter by JK Rowling. They're the reason I started reading


  1. Oh yes, Harry Potter! Too bad i didn't like Looking for Alaska :( new follower here!

    my FF:

  2. New follower :)

    Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events are great choices! Unfortunately I never actually finished the latter series ... I really should do that. So many books, so little time, haha.

    (My #FF post if you are interested:

  3. New follower :)

    Great picks! Shatter Me and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer both sound amazing.

  4. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I am a new follower :)

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm a new follower here :) I love all of your choices! Harry Potter taught me the beauty of rereading books.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Hopping back after you hopped by. Thanks for the comment!

  7. GFC Follower hopping through! Great picks for this week! I love a lot of the same books :)

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  8. Hey :) Hoppin' through!

    Great choices! A lot of people have been able to get ARCs of Mara Dyer, and I'm totally jealous. I'd also love to read it!

    Happy friday! Check out my post: Ezine of a Random Girl

  9. Hi,
    Just dropping by via the blog hop. I chose Shatter Me too, can't wait to read this!

    Check out my FF @

    I’m hosting a Mega Aussie Author GIVEAWAY which is international so please stop by and check it out!
    The Australian Bookshelf

  10. Lots of great books mentioned. I love John Green. I need to get Lioking for Alaska. Thanks for sharing. Stop by

  11. Shatter Me does look like a good book. I have seen it all over the place lately.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  12. Oooh, yes, I would definitely take THE UNBECOMING ... as well. There are so many great books and ARCs out there!

    Glad to have found you via the Hop.

  13. Great book choices. I can't wait to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer either. And I have also been wanting to read a John Green book since forever, now I will definitely need to get on that. As for The Series of Unfortunate Events book, eepppp!!! I lovvveee them as a kid.

    I'm a new follower, glad I found you

  14. post all of the following including the signature to each and every blog at
    the Book Blogger hop:

    As with just about everything else, most people will be startled to learn which
    ARC I’m looking forward to the most.

    Shocked, possibly.

    So what’s the next ARC I’m looking forward to the most? The one I can’t stop thinking about?
    The one that gives me sweaty palms?

    Hop on over to my blog now and find out –

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  15. stopping by to read your TGIF. happy reading.

  16. Thanks for stopping by Pawing Through Books earlier! I'm returning the follow. I agree that Shatter Me looks like a great one!

  17. I love the Harry Potter series! It's what really got me into reading YA! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Happy Friday! **Following you back**

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  18. Hopping through. Harry Potter is one of my answers too. Hard to go wrong with it.
    My Hop

  19. I'm totally looking forward to Shatter Me and The Unbecoming too! Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

  20. The Harry Potter series got my started reading again in my late teens as I stopped mid-teens, and ofcourse, as most it's one of my fave series :D

  21. This is the second blog that has mentioned Shatter Me-sounds like a great premise!

  22. Harry Potter was a life changer for me too. I read the entire series in two months the summer book 7 came out. I am so glad I did read them. Friday Post!