“What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?”
To be honest, I would have to say that it was Captivating by Jon and Staci Eldredge. I read it years ago and use it in womens ministries all these years later. It isn't a fiction book, which is what I usually read, but every word felt as if it was specially written for me.
Follow My Blog Friday
Follow Friday is a weekly book meme hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This Week's Question:
What book have you discovered on another blog?
I discovered Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. I would like to say that I read it all the way through, but I didn't. The reason is...I'm a prude. *Gasp* There were too many scenes that made me blush and check to see if someone could be reading over my shoulder--like my children (who are 2 and 4, BTW, so they don't read yet).
But here is what I LOVED about that book and why I truly did want to finish it:
Sara has an incredible writing voice--pulling the reader from one paragraph to the next. I enjoyed how the POV character moved from two different times in his life, letting us see his past, and letting us see how that past effected him much later in life. There were times when I felt the character's pain so significantly, that I just wanted to wrap my arms around him and huge him--telling him things would be okay. Funny how writer's never have the urge to do that for their characters--only the readers.
Water For Elephants has been made into a movie that will be released this spring. I'm looking forward to seeing it.