Sunday, February 19, 2012

Literature that has affected my life:

It's true, once upon a time, I did not like to read.  [Except for one time when I was 15] I did not begin reading for fun until I graduated from high school. Which has only been since 2007. However, once I started reading, I never stopped.  The summer after my first year in college, I read approximately 50+ novels [the majority 450+ pages on average]. Something I am proud of accomplishing.

In truth, I think my love for reading developed when I was no longer forced to read for school. The books in school might have been wonderful, I think it was the fact that I was forced. Read or fail. I missed out on so much because I was stubborn and chose not to read outside of school. I don't wish that on anyone. Reading is a magical thing. It takes you to places you have never been before and never dreamed on going.

Here are some of the books that have affected my life:

  • Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell (The first novel I ever read)
  • The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
  • The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.J.R. Tolkien
  • Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare
  • Winnie the Pooh franchise by Stephen Slesinger and Walt Disney
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  • Collected works of Edgar Allen Poe
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Catch 22 by Joesph Heller
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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