Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop!

I am really glad it's Friday this week!  I don't usually look forward to Fridays with this much enthusiasm as I really like my job, but after coming back from two weeks holidays, this week was a killer!  I find that when I have difficulty right at the beginning of the week, the rest of the week seems to follow pretty much the same pattern.  I had trouble getting my darling little eight-year old daughter to sleep on Sunday night for her first day back to school in the new year; she has a tendency to be somewhat over-dramatic and work herself up into these moments of anxiety that take a lot of soothing and calming, pretty much in the form of hours of back rubs, to get her to sleep.  That it was my fault is in no doubt whatsever as I let her stay up later during the holidays, so I payed for it this week.  Hopefully next week will be calmer and regular routines will be back in place.  Luckily, by Wednesday, she was sleeping pretty normally.  Anyways, it totally set me off for the rest of the week and I'm really looking forward to sitting sleeping on the couch tonight.  Yippee for Friday!!!

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books, and is a great way to get to know other book bloggers out there who share our passion for the written word.  Who else is willing to agree that it's an addiction doesn't need to be fixed?  In fact, it's a great addiction!!  So, go on out and meet others like yourself who want to discuss books, and find the next author or book that you can't wait to read.

Today's Question

"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"

I don't think there is any one book that really influenced me or changed my life, at least to this point.  I've had books that have perhaps influenced my thinking or given me a lot to think about, but not to the extent where they've had a huge impact on my life.  That being said however, books themselves have had a huge impact on my life in the sense that they're one of my major learning tools, both personally and educationally.  I derive a lot of my facts and knowledge from books and do read because I love to learn and will probably never stop learning.  I can't remember a time when I haven't had a book in my hand, and I never leave the house without one.  I read both fiction and non-fiction because I want to learn more about the world and about the people who dwell in it.  I don't know if I am making myself clear, but basically I couldn't live without books.

Have a great weekend, my lovely readers!!!


  1. Hi Stephanie! Thanks for the follow. Love your blog! And I agree, every book touches some part of me or else I wouldn't keep reading it. :)

  2. What a great answer! I wanted to hop by to say hi and wish you a wonderful weekend. What a lovely blog you have! I am now a new follower!

  3. Just hopping on by! You have a great blog here. I totally agree, all books make an impact on the reader whether they like it or not. To see my response, hop on over to:

    Happy reading and have a lovely weekend!

  4. 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

  5. Hey there, I am a semi new follower, and I have really been loving your blog! I gave you a Stylish Blogger award over at my blog :)

  6. I don't think any books have changed my life either but I have a list of books that I consider gateway books - that influenced things I later read.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  7. Jess, thank you!

    Alison, I consider books that have influenced genres that I have read, such as The Crysalids which led to my lifelong love of sci-fi and dystopian literature (and maybe The Day of the Triffids which is why I refuse to ever watch a meteor shower again in my life).

    Howard, I was influenced by a non-fiction book too, but it was about finances and how to really save your money and all about the reality of credit card abuse which is why I cut up all of my credit cards except for one which is for emergencies.

  8. I think you have a great answer and I completely agree with you-books are a huge learning tool. Have a great weekend!

  9. Hello there. Newest follower hopping by.

    I agree--each book I read influences me in some way, but it doesn't necessarily change my life. After much thought, I chose A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo, because it made me realize something I had thought about before but hadn't really understood.