Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Book Impact!

It’s been a while since I did one of these posts mostly due to outside influences impacting my spare time. Now, I’m able to sit down and think about what I’m reading, what I’ve read and what I plan to read. One of the things that fascinates me about books is how much they can make you think and influence your life. After all, who hasn’t given a old lamp a bit of a rub in the hope that a genie would grant three wishes or used a stick to cry ‘expelliarmus’ at someone? Or is it just me searching for snowy woods at the back of the wardrobe? After reading Interview with the Vampire as a teenager I asked for a crucifix for my next birthday and refused to take it off for years (although I think it became habit rather anything else after a while!).
  So my query here is if there is anything you have done after reading a book? Any habit you formed or anything you avoid? How has a book impacted you?  Have you done anything differently after reading a certain book? 


  1. I remember reading the Natural History of the Universe, which was bought by my sister for my birthday when I young. It made me think about what I wanted to know in life. It was the universe and it changed my life. Going to Uni (yours) and studying a PhD.

    I have been able to spell chosen words after reading part of a book (Dictonary) -- sorry bad joke.

  2. I used to grab 3 different books from the library. All seemingly different from very different sections of the library. It would always amaze me that I would find a common thread within the three. It was quite strange, actually. I think in that way it impacted me. I always would deeply think about the common thread in a new way than I did before.

    Btw, love the kitty pic. Too funny!

  3. I read the Bible After doing so asked Christ into my heart. He gave me His Holy Spirit to dwell within me, gave me life eternal in his kingdom, free of sin and death. Amen!