Friday, January 7, 2011

First hop of the new year!!

Book Blogger Hop

Every week Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books ( hosts a blog hop. Put your link in, post a comment and you can discover a lot of great blogs. The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week. This week's question/task: What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you? I can think of two books that fit into that category. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Both books make you appreciate what you have because someone always has it worse than you. I was disturbed by Walls' family life. I just couldn't fathom how parents could sacrifice the well-being of their children for their own happiness. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn also gave me a deep appreciation for reading. Francie Nolan didn't have a lot, but like me could always get lost in a book.
Here are some blogs I came across:
Notes: Take a look at the tabs at the top to take part in my What's Up Tweeps?! feature and to enter my giveaway for Delirious by Daniel Palmer. Upcoming reviews include Before I Fall, The Secret Life of Sandrina M, Delirious and Life. Happy reading!!


  1. Happy Blog Hop! This is actually my first time "hopping", and I came across your blog. I read some of your older posts - TOTALLY agree with you on Palin and O'Donnell!

    Anyways, have a great weekend, looking forward to your future posts! :o)

  2. Hello Sarah! Thanks for following. I just figured out how to link some of my older posts, thanks for looking. Stay tuned!

  3. 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

  4. I liked A Tree Grows In Brooklyn too, although it was depressing at points. Anyway, just hopping by on the blog hop and wanted to say hi!

  5. I know A Tree Grows in Brooklyn isn't exactly uplifting material, but it's a book I've always loved. Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

  6. Hopping through. I loved A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and Glass Castle too!
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  7. 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!

  8. Such a cute header...first-time visitor.

    Stopping by from the blog hop...

    Happy New Year....

    My answer is at:


  9. I've heard of Diana Gabaldon, but haven't read her stuff yet. Thanks for the follow Mandy. I'm off to check out your blog.