Beginnings

Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Blog Hop



This is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books.

This week's question is from Ivan @ Ivan Bookworm:

What book influenced or changed your life?  How did it influence/change you?

Yay, the first Blog Hop of 2011!  Readers have so many favourite books, but there is always a special one that stands out, and for me, it is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  This book & its Canadian-made miniseries starring Megan Follows influenced me to be a little more kinder, gentler, and to keep my imagination alive.  She is one of the most memorable characters in literature and if I had to choose just one favourite character, she would be the one.

Have a great weekend & happy hopping :)


11 comments:

  1. Just hopping over to say hi. I have never actually read Anne of Green Gables, but I have seen the movie. I think it was pretty good- but it was so long ago, I really can't remember... To see my response to this week's question, hop on over to:
    http://thebucketlist-gina.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-look-follow-friday-and-hopping.html
    Happy reading!

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  2. That's twice now I've seen Anne show up as a life changing book... I've seen the show, but never read the book, well yet.. I put it on my list for the Classics Challenge! Now I really can't wait :)

    Especially since something genteel sounds like heaven right now. Couldn't we all stand to remember to be a little kinder? :)

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  3. This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!


    Howard A. Sherman

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  4. You know? I'm not sure if I've ever read more than a few pages of the first book of Anne of Green Gables. I've seen the show on TV but it is time to jump into the real thing!

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  5. LM Montgomery - what a great pick. Definitely an influential book.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

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  6. I wanted Anne of Green Gables to be my best friend when I was younger. I loved those books :)

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  7. I just commented on another post that chose Anne of Green Gables. :)

    Happy Hopping!!

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  8. Just hopping by - have a great weekend! Stop by The Wormhole sometime! Happy reading!

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  9. Thanks for all of your comments :)

    Gina, Laura & Anne~ I hope you'll read AofGG this year. You won't regret it!

    Howard~ Good luck accomplishing the title :D Teachers probably wouldn't fit that bracket...but we knew that going in ;)

    Sam~ Me, too :D

    Jo~ Nice! I was hoping I wasn't the only one!

    Beverly~ Thanks for stopping by. Glad to see that your choice infleunced you to be an avid reader for life :)

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  10. You know, I've never read Anne of Green Gables. I did see bits and pieces of the miniseries when it was on--but I know that doesn't count. :-)

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  11. I just discovered your blog and fell in love! Keep up the good work.

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