The Book Blogger Hop:
hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.
It's been a few weeks since I've taken part in the Book Blogger Hop, thanks to working overtime and then Jennifer quite rightly taking a two week holiday over Christmas and New Year.
This week's question:
"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"Wow, it's so difficult to narrow it down to just one. I think, at the risk of repeating myself, I will say Anne of Green Gables, because Anne Shirley was probably the most real heroine I had encountered in fiction at that point in my life. Imaginative, scatty and impulsive, she was a real "kindred spirit." I think that reading about her from a young age, learning from her mistakes and watching her mature, helped to shape my personality to make me the person I am now. At different points in my life I kept returning to the Anne books and every time a different part of her story spoke to me in my own situations: an outsider, a dreamer and later on as a student caught between calling two places "home."
(Because I don't have a mailbox.)
|A Gate at the Stairs - Lorrie Moore|
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
South Riding - Winifred Holtby
|The Outlander - Gil Adamson|
My Best Friend's Girl - Dorothy Koomson
|The Postmistress - Sarah Blake|
This Perfect World - Suzanne Bugler
Hothouse Flower - Lucinda Riley
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
Mr Rosenblum's List - Natasha Solomons