Friday, August 5, 2011

Follow Friday!

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.


  1. Ooh, I do like it when characters are relatable. :) Nice answer.

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  2. Great answer, I've never read that book bou sounds like a really interesting read!
    I'm a new follower^^ This is my Follow Friday.

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  3. New follower! I didn't even think of that one! Great pick :)

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  4. Twilight also got me into reading YA! Stopping by from the friday hops. New follower here and have a great week!

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  5. I didn't read Catcher in the Rye for high school, so I decided to read it my senior year on my own and really loved it! There are some classics I hate and some I love, and this one was one I loved! Great choice!

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  6. Cool! Nice pick. I think I read that back in high school but I don't remember much about it. I should re-read it one of these days. :]

    Thanks for stopping by my friday memes as well!

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  7. Hi there, I'm following you back!

    I read that one in highschool as well, but to be honest I don't think I connected very well with it haha. But I know so many people who do love it, so I wonder if I should re-read it sometime!

  8. I couldn't get too into the classics myself. Looking back at all that I was forced to read through my school years the only one that stands out as a fave was The Count of Monte Cristo! Totally weird since I'm a paranormal girl!

    My book came about when I was 12-13 actually written by a 12-3 year old!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  9. Hopping through. I read Catcher in the Rye in college and didn't like it. I wonder if I'd like it better now.
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  10. Great answer! I think I read it in grade 9, or the summer before. I can't quite remember the dates but I remember the *feeling* of reading it!

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