Friday 5 August 2011

Follow Fiday

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?). 

Checkers by John Marsden. 
I read this book in my early teen years and in a way it helped me to understand some of the issues that arose through my teenage years. It made me feel as though I was not alone during what were some particularly difficult times.

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  1. Great post! That sounds like a really good book. New follower. Heres my FF: Anonymous Reads
    Have a good weekend!


  2. I hadn't heard of this book before but glad to hear that it had such an impact on you. =)

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  3. I haven't heard of this book before, but it's great that it helped you so much! Gotta love the power of books :)

    New follower here. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. New follower :) I'll have to check that one out!

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  5. Book sounds great :)

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  6. Hopping through. New follower! I haven't heard of Checkers, but the one Marsden book I read was very powerful.
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  7. Hey! I'm a new follower hopping through!

    I'm glad the book helped you that way. Those books are wonderful to have. Mine was perhaps a bit more common, but it helped me nevertheless!

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  8. This book looks good. I like books that get you through the hard times.
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  9. Haven't heard of this book either, but I'll have to check it out on GR now.

    have a good weekend.

  10. John Marsden is a great author but I'm yet to read "Checkers". New follower, hope you get the chance to visit my blog

  11. I haven't heard of that book but I am always grateful for any book that gets people reading and maybe helps you through tough times!

    I'm a BRAND new follower. Please come stop by my blog!