The question for this week is: 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?).
The book that changed my life was Jacob have I Loved by Katherine Paterson. From the time I was in Grade 3 until the start of Grade 7, I read The Babysitter Club and similar books. I would read other things, but it was very rare that I would read something other than those type of books. Because I was in a new school in Grade 7, I was forced to read something different. I tried to find something similar to what I was used to reading, but when I found this book, my reading was transformed. Another book that changed my book was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I read it in Grade 8 and it was truly the first "adult" book that I finished that I was in love with. I had read other "adult" novels the year prior, but this book was the first "adult" novel that I fell in love with. I think it was the fact that the main character spoke to me in regards to the loneliness and isolation and feeling of wanting to belong.
This weeks question is: What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?
A book called Heft that I heard through Bibliophile by the Sea. The premise looks promising and intriguing.