Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop: 1/7-1/10

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books and runs from Friday to Sunday.
Each week a different question will be added to the hop in order for conversations to occur, and for followers to get to know you and your blog better.

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

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower changed my life because the story of Charlie really caught my attention. Not only did the author put a lot of heart and ideas into this story, but it changed my life because it made me see the world differently from the way life evolves around other people, your first crush, your first year of High School. It has multiple themes and it was a book every teen should read, to realize that not only do they have a "horrible life" but it could be much worse and everyone goes through with it once in their life. This book just sums up everything.

If you're looking for something worth your time, pick up The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Not only did it make me think about life and the real problems people face, but Charlie's character was well written and it could be a significant book to a lot of new readers.

Tell me what book changed your life?


  1. Hopping by to visit and follow. I need to put this on the TBR--it looks like it's got some very serious but helpful messages. :-)

  2. 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

  3. Hopping through. New follower!
    I really need to read the Wallflower book. I've heard about it for years.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  4. Stopping by from the hop, am a new follower! Have a great weekend. Look forward to more reviews!

  5. Hey there, Hopping by and I'm following you now. I've heard good things about "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." I'll have to check that out one of these days. I love your Jack Skellington rating scale too.

  6. 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

  7. Hey Libby, I must read that book, it sounds like it could really impact my way of being.
    I picked Fountainhead by Ayn Rand as something that really influenced my teen years, read about it at my blog!

    -Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

  8. Happy HOP! The book I shared was a major catalyst for change last year so come by and visit :) I'm an old follower

    The Bookish Snob