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Follow Friday #4 & Book Blogger Hop #1

5 Aug 2011

Follow  Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read!

Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid read, or did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?) 

A lot of my favourite books/series would've influenced me in many ways, but there's one particular book that immediately jumped to my mind when I read the question.Briar Roseby Jane Yolen. It was set during the Holocaust, and it was such a powerful and emotional read for me. After reading this, I was more interested in studying history and learning more about WW2. It also taught me to value my life & everyone around me, because really, who knows what will happen tomorrow? 


The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books

QWhat is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?

Anna dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake! I haven't read a horror book in ages, and I don't remember any of the horror books I've read being particularly frightening...I'm definitely looking forward to reading this!!


  1. Just hopping by, Happy FF! :)

    - New follower

  2. I'n not really into WW2 stuff but I also think that your answer is really interesting.
    I'm a new follower :D This is my Follow Friday.

    BTW, I'm hosting three giveaways in my blog and two of them are international (the other one is just for Europe), just click HERE and feel free to enter :D


  3. Anna Dressed in Blood sounds like a good one! Nice pick!

    Here is my FF/Hop: Pawing Through Books

  4. I've read Briar Rose! I think I had to read it in 7th grade or something. I always have hated history (as in the class) but I love reading historical fiction. It's so much more interesting when there's a story behind it instead of reading facts from a text book. Great pick!

    Here's my FF!

  5. ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD does look intriguing. I want to read it, too.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  6. Have a happy Friday, just stopping by.

  7. post all of the following including the signature to each and every blog at
    the Book Blogger hop:

    As with just about everything else, most people will be startled to learn which
    ARC I’m looking forward to the most.

    Shocked, possibly.

    So what’s the next ARC I’m looking forward to the most? The one I can’t stop thinking about?
    The one that gives me sweaty palms?

    Hop on over to my blog now and find out –

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  8. One month and one day from today's hop, the book I'm highlighting comes out. Come see which book I'm talking about.

  9. Hopping through. I really want to read Anna Dressed in Blood. I've heard good things.
    BTW...why do you have two "i's" in your blog name? Just curious.
    My Hop

  10. @ Alison Can Read

    haha, that's a good question!
    I tend to double the letters of each word I write, especially when I write emails to friends...I guess you can call it a habit? So I'm used to typing 'Shiirleyy' :)


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