Book reviews. Paranormal fantasy, fiction, YA, romance, adventure, fantasy, supernatural--all sorts of genres. New releases, pre-releases and previously released material (whatever I find on my to-be-read shelf :)
Friday, August 5, 2011
It's Follow Friday!!
Today's Follow Friday question is:
Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).
Wow, I think the book that most influenced my life was The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. I was assigned to read it the summer before I started high school and it blew my mind. I had never read about a character so real to me before. I'd read classics, sure, but no character ever resonated for me like Holden Caulfield did. The book made me want to read others like it, about real people who were damaged and flawed in real ways, things that I could relate to. It also fed my burgeoning interest in psychology and human nature. The Catcher in the Rye remains one of my favorite books to this day.