Once again, it's Friday, which means it's time for the Blog Hop to return after its short hiatus and time for Follow Friday!
Follow Friday Question:
What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone's book blog?
I have found a couple good-looking books from the other book blogs that I follow. The only problem is, I haven't really gotten around to reading them just yet. I'm drawing a blank when it comes to the names of the book bloggers, but a few titles come to mind...
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
(after adding it to my Shelfari shelf, I was also compelled to add a large number of books by the same author to my To Be Read pile)
Going Bovine by Libba bray
The View From the Top by Hilary Frank
That's just to name a few of them though. I really wish that I could read at lightning speed so that I could get through all 575 books on my To Be Read pile! So many good books that need to be read...
What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?
What an excellent question!
The book that comes to mind straight away is...
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Besides the fact that I simply couldn't put the darn thing down, I started to look at life in a different way. One part of the book that I can remember is when she was dropping pennies on the ground. The boy she was walking with asked her what she was doing, or he tried to tell her that she was dropping all of her loose change and she replied something along the lines of, "I don't need them. But someone else might." I just thought that that was one of the coolest things, that Stargirl would think of others like that. That inspired me to try and think of others before myself more.
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