Friday, August 5, 2011

Follow My Blog Friday




Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read
           My answer to this week's Follow Friday question:

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?).

Danger in the Shadows (O'Malley, Prequel)
I had a really hard time adjusting to college.  I didn't know anyone at the college I went to or even in the town.  I didn't know my way around and I felt lost and alone.  I've always been really close to my family and it was hard being 3 hours away.  I didn't have a roommate so I was by myself most of the time.  That first week during orientation before school began I remember reading Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson.  Getting lost in this novel helped to curb those lonely feelings and got me through the first week until I met the most amazing people who are still my best friends after 8 years.   

8 comments:

  1. That's such a sweet story!! I remember reading at camp when I was 11 and I didn't know anyone...it helped me out so much. Great pick!

    Here's my FF!

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  2. reading books does take you away from the lonely, monotonous days and life. Im glad you found something safe and some friends too!

    http://forevertonowhere.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-hop-follow-friday.html

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  3. Oh, wow. I can definitely see how books would be a great escape for you (for anybody) in your situation. First time in a new town away from friends and family is terrifying!

    Trish
    {Trish's Friday Hops}

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  4. New follower :) Hopping by to say Happy Friday!

    Amanda
    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

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  5. I haven't heard of this book but it sounds pretty good! I also went to college really far away from my family and I know how hard it can be! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Following you as well!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog hop! I'd love it if you'd follow back at one or all of my blogs :)

    www.singleparentretreat.com
    www.motherdaughterconnecx.com
    http://singlemamachallenges.blogspot.com/

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hopping through. It's wonderful to have a book to escape to when life is hard. That's one of the things that Twilight has really done for me - I can calm down if I read it.
    My Hop

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  8. Yay, that is so awesome that you had a book like that to help you out!

    I'm a new follower - please stop by my blog if you can. :)

    http://onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-13-book-blogger-hop-11.html

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