Friday, August 5, 2011

TGIF & Book Blog Hop

It's TGIF at GReads and this weeks question is....

Taking it Personal: Which books have effected you on a personal level and lingered in your mind long after you closed the pages?

This is such a difficult question to answer, because there are so many answers. I've had a lot of books effect me in different ways and a lot that stayed in mind for a long time. I guess a few would be The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Harry Potter Series, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I just love all of those books and they all hold a special meaning for me. The Bell Jar is funny because I still like the book, but it isn't as important to me as it once was. Though every once in a while (and funnily enough yesterday) I'll quote the beginning of the book in my head. For some reason that always stuck with me. And every time I read the book I want to eat caviar. The Harry Potter Series because it was epic. Obviously! Anne of Green Gables was one of the first chapter books I ever owned besides Black Beauty and I've always been obsessed with Avonlea. I watched the series Road to Avonlea and read every single book. I just love everything about it and I still have a silly little dream to visit Prince Edward Island someday. We'll see! Jane Eyre is just good. 

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop over at Crazy For Books question for the week is: 

“What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?”

Definitely.... The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4) by Julie Kagawa! I can't wait for it to come out. I'm dyyyyyyying! October 25'th, come quicker!


  1. I love all of your choices. They are definitely life altering.
    Here's my HOP for this week.

  2. Thanks for the comment and leaving your linked! I checked it out and left a comment. :)

  3. I still haven't tried any of the books in the Iron Fey series. Bad, right? I really should, because everyone seems to love them. ;)

    Hopping trough!

  4. I love Jane Eyre. I couldn't put it down. I need to reread it. Thanks for sharing your picks. Stop by if you get a chance

  5. I still need to read the Harry Potter series. I know im horrible for not reading it so far. I read the last one so people couldnt tell me how it ended, but i really want to read them. So i guess i need to do that soon.

  6. I read a few of the harry potter not all. my mom is having a heart attack saying its a mortal sin me being british and all and havent read them all lol.

  7. Harry Potter definitely! New follower and hopping through to say Happy Friday

    Lydia @ Sensual Ride and my tgif's at

  8. Ohhh Anne of Green Gables was on my list too...:)

    And dont feel bad Laura...(Above) I have not finished the HP series yet either...;)

  9. I haven't read THE BELL JAR, but I love all the other books you mentioned as well. Such great books!

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  10. Nina - you should try them! They're wonderful!

    bookgoonie - I recently re-read Jane Eyre because I got it for free on my Kindle and I still got so caught up in it as if I didn't know what the outcome was! Wonderful, wonderful book!

    mrs_laura_koehler & melissa - You both really should! It's such a magical series! :) I was late at reading them too though! Glad I ended up picking them up!

  11. Susan - The Bell Jar is a little different than what I normally read - it's honestly pretty depressing!