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The question this week 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?).
I started reading from a young age and I've always loved to read. I started out with The Berenstain Bears and Amelia Bedelia. I still love those books and now I read them to my daughter. But....
My Mother bought me a copy of this book when I was little. It was one of my first chapter books and I loved it, the entire series and the world of Avonlea. It was and still is one of the loves of my life. I recently re-read the books and I still love them to pieces. I was also obsessed with the show Road to Avonlea. I still love that show and whenever I watch the opening credits I feel such nostalgia that it brings me to tears! I also feel that way when I read Anne of Green Gables. I really, really hope my daughter will someday enjoy that world as much I did.
After writing this though, I thought of another book or author in my case that influenced me greatly. JUDY BLUME. I idolized her from my preteens into my teens. As I eagerly anticipated my period and wondered about love and what it was like to be kissed I devoured her books over and over and over and over finding comfort and inspiration in them. When I first got the internet and learned about e-mailing I found her website and e-mailed her telling her how much I loved her and her how I loved to write and... she E-MAILED BACK. JUDY BLUME E-MAILED ME BACK! I was over the moon. That stayed with me for a long time. And I'd still read Just As Long As We're Together and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
The copy of Just As Long As We're Together in the picture above is the exact same one I had too!