Jan 7, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

This blogger hop was created by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.

Here are the rules:
1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List below (be sure to include how long you've been blogging and what genres you review!). If you post about the Hop on your blog, please link directly to your Hop post (don't forget to answer this week's question - see below!).
2. Visit other blogs in the Linky List! Make new friends! Follow new book bloggers! Talk about books! Rave about authors! (Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs - it's just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)
3. Post about the Hop on your blog! Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier!
4. In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!):
"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"

Ooh, that's a toughie...I don't know if any book really had any effect on me like that. But I do remember the exact book that drew me into paranormal reading and had an influence on my wanting to be a writer. And that book was Demon in my View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. I had learned her first book was published when she was 13 and for some reason that really inspired me. It was then that I started devouring whatever paranormal book (YA) that I could find, which wasn't a lot. And then that led me to want to write my own story to see the kind of character that I wanted to see as the MC. Of course that story will never ever see the light of day now, I looked at it once awhile ago and was laughing so hard because it was just ridiculous!! But I guess in a way that book did influence me to be a writer and sort of changed me because it was my first vampire book ever!


  1. Great answer! I loved In the Forests of the Night and Demon in My View...I remember being amazed that she was only 13 too!

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  2. Hello there! Hopping by! I love the answers to this week’s question.
    I have a huge prize pack giveaway at the blog. A contest reminder is included in my book blogger hop post. I hope you drop by!
    Here’s my post.

    Have a nice weekend!

  3. That is a great answer! If I think about it, that is probably one of the first paranormal books I read too!

  4. Oh, I need to read Amelia's books. I had a friend in college who was obsessed with them, so I really have to get them from the library soon. :-)

  5. I'll have to check into that book!

  6. I love it when books inspire me to write.

  7. 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 – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  8. I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

  9. I didn't know that Atwater-Rhodes first book was published when she was 13! Very inspiring indeed!

  10. Hey thanks for commenting on my post!

    I've never heard of Demon in my View before... Maybe I should check it out. =]

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Hopping through. I've heard of Amelia's books but not Demon In My View. Interesting.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  12. Stopping by from the hop...

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  13. Happy HOP! Isn't it amazing the kind of difference a book can make. Hope you're enjoying your weekend and thanks for coming by!


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