Friday, 5 August 2011

Follow Friday (8) - The Book That Changed My Life

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkie and Alison Can Read. It's a really fun way to get to know other bloggers and pick up a few new followers on the way.





This weeks question 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?)



Before a work colleague recommended Vampire Academy to me, I'd kinda lost hope that there were any good books left to read. I was going through a particularly rough patch at the time and it was whilst reading Vampire Academy that I decided to try writing. I ended up loving it and writing has been a lifeline for me ever since. Maybe there is no real correlation between the two events except for circumstance but Vampire Academy will always hold a special place in my heart. Incidentally, I also discovered the wonderful world of book blogs when I went online to see if there were any other obsessives out there debating the Dimitri vs Adrian dilemma. Turns out there are one or two ;)

What about you guys? I'd love to know what books had a similar effect on you.

25 comments:

  1. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the VA series..

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Hi, new follower hopping by. I really enjoy the VA series, too and that's a very sweet story about how it inspired you. Happy Friday!

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  3. Love the blog! I have never read Vampire Academy but haven't heard anything bad!

    Happy hopping!
    Hop past the blog to say hi!

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  4. Awesome answer. :) I still have yet to read VA (I know - shock/horror!) xD

    - New follower

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  5. I havent read it - but ive seen it around everywhere. Im a diehard Twilight fan so any other vampire books have a touch act to follow. Is it kinda like Twilight?

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  6. I am not going to admit in public how many times I have read the Vampire Academy books...I will only say that, since I have them in audiobook, my Audible app keeps giving me "Frequent listener" awards. LOL

    And the Rose/Dmitri issue? There IS no issue. Dmitri, all the way! Mmm. Makes me wish my name were Rosa...

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  7. New follower stopping by. Happy Friday! Haven't yet read any VA books but will asap.
    http://bookthatthing.blogspot.com

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  8. Sharon, It's a book thing & yay: Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by :)

    TG & Renu: Thanks for following. Really appreciate it.

    Lani: Ok, before you do anything else, go out and get yourself a copy of Vampire Academy. Right now. You haven't lived until you have Dimitri Belikov in your life. Edward and Jacob who???

    BJ: I am constantly opening up VA at random pages and reading it without needing to refresh my memory. I have considered changing my name to Roza a million times :)

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  9. Happy Friday! I had a hard time getting into VA. I think it is good YA, but was never for me. Maybe it was because (And I don't remember the characters names, I know I am a blasphemer for saying that.) The main character liked a guy my age (at the time I read it), and I could not get into that.

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  10. I only recently discovered the VA series and I'm loving it.

    Here's mine: http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2011/08/follow-friday-8511.html

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  11. Wow, that's so awesome that Richelle Mead's books inspired you to write!!! I love that series and read it all last summer. Great pick!!

    Here's my FF!

    old follower :)

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  12. I'm a complete and total VA fan it was the next series after twilight that I read, and I was this is much better in my opinion.

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  13. Happy Friday!

    I never read Vampire Academy but I remember a time when I always seem to be running into the books -- they were pretty popular eh?

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  14. The Vampire Academy series are really something special. :) New follower!
    Amy's Follow Friday

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  15. I love The Vampire Academy Series! Great pick :) New follower!

    Amanda
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  16. this post just reminded me to add VA to my TBR pile. Thanks & Happy Hopping!
    Trish @ Tales from...

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  17. That's so funny, I've never read any of the mainstream, new series lately; I am just SO slow on the update!

    Following back~ <3

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  18. I've heard so many awesome things about the Vampire Academy series -- I even came really close to buying book one before! -- but I haven't actually read it yet! I really need to get my hands on the series so I can read it and hopefully love it as much as you do! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm following you back for sure!

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

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  19. Hopping through. I love Vampire Academy. One of the best YA series. I'm team Dimitri but I love Adrian. I just think Dimitri and Rose are meant for each other.
    My Hop

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  20. I haven't read this series yet, but I totally want to! Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm following back.

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  22. Thank you for stopping by!

    I agree...Colin Firth...love him!

    Shanan (new follower)
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/

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  23. Never heard of Vampire Academy. Thanks for mentioning it. Friday Post!

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  24. Goodness. I am so far behind. I have this series on my TBR and I just haven't gotten it yet! LOL

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/

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