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Friday, August 5, 2011

Follow Friday (7)

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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?).

A. This is difficult for me to answer, because I really don’t read anything that would influence my life.  I read for fun, not for personal growth.  I began to read more avidly once I started blogging, but that had nothing to do with a book I had read, it was from how much fun my wife has blogging.

The only book that I can think of that has an influence on my life is more like an anthology made up of smaller books, some independent of one another, some continuing from the last: The Bible.  No matter what I’m going through or what situation I’m in, the Word always helps me through it.  From inspiration, to comfort, to guidance…it’s all in there!  I prefer the NIV translation just in case you were wondering.

What book influences you?

Many Adventures,
Richard

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*Follow Friday is a blog-hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read*

10 comments:

  1. Yeah, nothing has been really "life changing" for me either but there are books I love coming back to and reading over and over again! Great answer!

    Here's my FF!

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  2. Great choice! There are so many books to choose from; this was quite the difficult question for me. I'd love if you checked out what I picked for this FF :D

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  3. Old follower stopping by. Great choice...the good book definitely has an awful lot to teach us!

    Would love to see you at my blog!

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

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  4. "I read for fun, not for personal growth."

    Love it! :) I've long since stopped apologizing for my love of fiction - especially the speculative genres. I'm an imagination junkie, and fiction feeds that in a way nothing else can.

    Thanks for the blog visit! Following back.
    BJ @ Dark Side of the Covers

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  5. New follower here :) The Bible is a great choice - it is definitely the most inspirational and influential book there is!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    My Follow Friday

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  6. Thanks for the follow - following back!

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  7. Hopping through (rather late)
    Quite a few people have mentioned the Bible in their answers, and i can understand why. It's a good thing when just reading a book can help you and make you feel better :)
    Anyways, stop by and say hi if you have any free time, i love meeting new people!
    Have an awesoem week :D

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  8. THANKS FOR ALL THE FOLLOW FRIDAY LOVE, Y'ALL!

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