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.