This week's BBH question is:
"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"
There are a number of books that I could list for various reasons, but for the sake of brevity ^_^ I'll go with Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I read it as a teenager, but even so I felt a distinct connection to--and identification with--the characters, especially protagonist Ender Wiggin. The book follows his story from age 6, and most of the cast is under the age of 10...but they are strong, resilient, heart-breaking people who inspired me greatly.
I'd also be remiss to mention the first full-length novel I ever read (when I was 7 or 8, can't remember exactly): A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. I was mesmerized and addicted to the written word from then on. I'll always be thankful for that.
Also, I thought I'd try out Follow Friday from Parajunkee, whom I already blog-stalk extensively and adore.
This week's question is:
What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone's book blog?Hm. Well, I've been getting a lot of new TBR list additions from the folks over at Book Lovers, Inc. They frequently feature books that seem off the beaten path but intriguing all the same. But the last book I specifically read based on a blogger's review was Ava Gray's Skin Game. Mandy at Smexy Books talked it up with such enthusiasm that I had to read the blog, and am now so glad I did; Ava Gray/Ann Aguirre is an auto-buy, for sure.
...and that's that. I look forward to checking out the many blogs out there over this weekend, as well as chatting with anyone who happens to stop by here. Cheers!