Friday, 7 January 2011

Book Blogger Hop

And the Book Blogger Hop also came back!! Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books and this weeks question is:

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

That's an easy one! J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion definitly changed my life, along with The Lord of the Rings. He created an entire world, based on Old Scandinavian tales and Old English and thereby reinvented the fantasy-genre. He wrote an Ur-fantasy book, that contains so many links to so many different old books, like the Bible and Beowulf.
It just showed me how much more writing can be than just words. Tolkien put so much morality and ethics into his works. He has inspired so many people with his work and has shown that fantasy can be a new way of looking at reality!

So what book inspired you? And don't forget to enter the giveaway!!!


  1. An old follower hopping by:)I find it difficult to point out only one book, but if I had to, The Lord of the Rings would be my choicce, too.

    Have a nice weekend:)

  2. Great answer to the hop question! It's awesome that Tolkien inspired you in such a positive way.

  3. Hello there! Hopping by! I love the answers to this week’s question.
    I have a huge prize pack giveaway at the blog. A contest reminder is included in my book blogger hop post. I hope you drop by!
    Here’s my post.

    Have a nice weekend!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :]

    I'm actually not a fan of Tolkien's works. Could never get into his style of writing.

    Oh! Also, I love the Oscar Wilde quote you have at the bottom!

  5. Great answer. I never really thought of Tolien's works like that. Enlightening!


  6. Whilst I have only admiration for Tolkein's imagination and the world he created, I find his writing style a bit ... boring. For me it's one of the few instances when I actually prefer the films to the books.

  7. Good choice! I adore LOTR. It's such a rich, imaginative story. Not life-changing for me, but definitely enjoyable.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  8. I don't know if this book changed my life but it defiantly turned me back into reading after a few year slump, Twilight. *shakes head* Yeah, I know... but what can I say.

    If you are looking for something different stop by for a guest audio review of the Mortal Instruments for the Morbid Romantica Challenge 2011. We are starting off with
    January:  Nephilim/Fallen Angels. 

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  9. 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 –

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  10. I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

  11. Thank you for dropping by! :) So glad you'll be entering the contest!

  12. Hi,

    Visiting from the Hop... Hmm, you've made me want to re-read my Tolkien books. I'm a new follower! :)

    Take care,
    Ms. C

  13. Hopping through. I have only read the first two LOTR books plus the Hobbit. I really need to finish.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  14. Happy HOP! The book I shared had a major impact on me last year and totally changed my life for the better. Come by and visit to see which one it was. I'm a new follower :)

    The Bookish Snob