Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop/Updates

Hi Guys! Welcome to 2011!!! 

This week for me has brought me into a little debt-- brought upon by my mom saying, "It's a Byer's skirt! You have to try it on!" Well, I did try on the skirt and a number of other things that (remarkably) fit me well! Since I'm a tough size, I decided I should add the clothes to my collection and, well, I have lots of nice sweaters and skirts now. :) Just not so much money. 

Plus, there's that Asian Ball Jointed Doll I want to buy sometime this month...

What's Been Happening Here:
S.O.S Book of the Week
Review: The Iron Daughter
NookColor Contest Alert

Book Blogger Hop

The Question Is:
What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?

Influenced or changed my life... This is a tough one. Let me go with 'influence', more so than 'change'. I'd have to choose 'Twilight'. It was the first book where I really interacted with other readers. In the past, I had never really had many books that I could talk about to a huge group of people and have them know what I was talking about! It was quite a change when 'Twilight' came along because so many people from so many different age ranges read it. That whole reading experience was pretty interactive.  'Twilight' and that wave of interaction led to me reviewing for Amazon and eventually starting this little blog.

Come back soon and look forward to a giveaway starting on the 14th as part of a giveaway hop!!!


The Book Angel said...

Hopping by from the Book Blogger Hop! I love your answer! I think it's amazing how many people have picked Twilight as their influential/life changing book. I hope you'll hop by my blog to check out my answer too.

Happy Reading : )

Small Review said...

I think a lot of people will pick Twilight. Love or hate the books, I don't think anyone can deny that they have sparked a huge discussion and brought a lot of attention to YA. I think those are great things!

Precious said...

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!

Brooke said...

Book Angel/Small Review- I was a bit worried I'd be chastised for my choice because Twilight is by no meas a heavy, emotional, life changing tale. It's fun to see that I was on the same wavelength as others!

Precious- I'll take a peek at your giveaway later this weekend!

All- Have a good hop!

Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!) said...

I absolutely agree! Great answer Brooke! Everyone in the book world (even if they're not) know twilight! I hope you'll hop by and check out my answer too! Thanks!
-Lulu The Bookaddict :)

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about Twilight. There's an entire community of people to talk to!

Howard Sherman said...

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

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Yay Twilight! I'm happy when someone unabashedly picks Twilight.
Happy weekend!
My Hop

Mary Grace said...

Books can really leave a mark in our lives. To read what that book is in my life, come visit me at Clandestine Sanctuary.

Dropping by via the hop. I am a old follower. Have a great weekend!

MANDY said...

Diana Gabaldon's "OUTLANDER" did it for me. I cannot stop reading since I read her books last October. She is the reason why I started blogging about books. Have a super weekend. I am your newest follower. Come and visit me at

Elizabeth said...

Another influenced by

Happy New Year....

My answer is at:


Kathy Habel said...

Ah one of my favorites

Brooke said...

LuLu/Music4Betty/Elizabeth/Alison/InspiredKathy- I was worried that people might think this was the 'easy' choice, but truly I think it's changed tons of peoples reading habits! Thanks for hoppin' by!

HowardSherman- I'd comment on your blog but don't want to make an account! Thanks for stopping by!

All- Thanks for hopping by!

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend! New follower.

My hop is here

Happy Reading,
Zakiya LadyWings

Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following through- thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier. Twilight has made a huge impact on readers and non readres alike :)

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Unknown said...

I love your answer! Twilight has influenced my life so much! I can always find someone to talk to about it.

fakesteph said...

The social aspect of reading is something a lot of people underestimate. I think that's why I love blogging so much. My nephew just started kindergarten and he made his first friend on the bus to school because they had Harry Potter in common.

Tammy said...

Thanks for stopping by on the Book Hop! I think that Twilight and Harry Potter are responsible for introducing or rekindling a love of books for many people. YAH!

Aliyah said...

It seems as though a lot of people picked Twilight. I think it's interesting how that book in particular turned so many people towards blogging! I don't have such a nameable reason for blogging just seemed like something to do. But I think it's awesome that a book was able to influence you so much :)

(I'm a new follower from Book Blogger Hop - thanks for commenting on my blog, too


Unknown said...

Hello, thanks for the hop I know what you mean with twilight. Everyone knew the books haha