Thursday, August 4, 2011

Follow Friday

Q. 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?).

I'm marginally embarrassed to admit this, but the series that most recently and most heavily impacted my life is Twilight. Not because I'm 'Team Edward' or 'Team Jacob' or even because I think they're the most amazing books I've ever read. For me, being handed a copy of Twilight brought me back to the world of YA literature and to a love of writing that I'd put on a shelf. Not only had I shifted away from YA literature to read more 'adult' books, I was spending more time attending to practical pursuits like paying the bills.

Twilight brought me back to the genre I enjoy most and has been a refreshing change which has also given me the courage to pursue my own writing further.


  1. I have to admit I'm not a Twilight fan, but I appreciate how excited the book got young people reading. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me whenever you get a chance.

  2. I think the most significant YA author to me is Meg Cabot! I could spend days and nights reading them xD

  3. I loved Twilight. It did the same thing for me so I totally feel ya! Happy Friday!

  4. Hi & Happy Friday!

    It was Twilight for me as well ;)

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  5. No being embarrassed about loving Twilight! It's a great series. =)

    Here's mine:

  6. New follower :) I think Twilight has influenced a lot of people -- it's great that it got a lot of teens reading!

    (My #FF post if you are interested:

  7. New Follower! While I'm not a fan personally, I think any book that gets people to read is a good book!

    Amanda Welling
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  8. I said Twilight as well so need to feel embarrassed.

    Have a good weekend and week

  9. Hopping by & following! DOn't worry, I'm sure that a lot more people really liked Twilight when they read it than will admit! Happy Friday (:
    -Katie @

  10. Twilight got me into the YA genre too! Haha. I think it's great that it's inspired you to pursue your own writing. :)

    Happy Friday!

  11. I'm with you in your embarassment because the same happened to me. I don't think we're so bad. Following from FF:

  12. Not the greatest TWILIGHT FAN but yes I do love the nice choice :)

    New follower
    Check out my FF too @

  13. Awe, what a great answer! I <3 Twilight too, and it really inspired me to drag out my old manuscripts and start writing again too! I went a little further back in time for my FF post, which you can check out over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    *new follower

  14. I'm not much of huuuuge Twilight fan, but I read and enjoyed the books! Nothing to be embarrassed about! Good choice! :)

    Happy Friday! New follower here! :)

  15. I love Twilight and I have NO SHAME about it :D

    Great post & blog! New follower!!

    Here's my post:

    Also, here's my most recent giveaway:

  16. Hi, I'm a new follower just hopping through. I think Twilight was an amazing book. It is definitely one of my all-time favorites and I don't care who knows it. I may not be the biggest fan of the movies but those books were amazing!

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  17. Hopping through. Twilight was probably my most important book in many years. It captured me completely and made me obsessed with paranormal.
    My Hop

  18. Thanks for the Twilight support everyone! I think I just felt like I should be choosing something a little more intellectual and thought provoking, but that just wouldn't have been honest!

  19. I'm a huge "Twilight" fan too, new follower ;)

    Hope you get the chance to visit my #FF

  20. Loving the honesty! Regardless of whether Twilight was considered good or not they certainly made big waves in the book world. And they got my little sister way into reading so for that they're totally worthwhile!
    New Follower, stop by if you wish:

  21. You've been nominated my dear' on over.