Question of the Week: 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?).
The book that most changed or influenced my life was In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce. It was the first Tamora Pierce novel that I ever read and I think the first novel that really turned me into a reader. After reading that book I needed to read more, and was always looking for a new favorite read. It is also the book that made me fond of librarians. I had read that book so many times that my poor paperback copy was falling apart. My middle school librarian saw me reading it one day and saw what condition it was in and offered to tape it up for me. Once she was done with it, it was good as new. I still have that copy, although I have purchased the newer ones because that one was so fragile. When I met Tamora Pierce a few years ago at book signing at a library, it was that beat up old copy of the book I asked her to sign because it had so many memories.
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Question of the Week: What is the one ARC you would love to get your hands on right now?
I would love to get my hands on Ally Condie's Crossed. I loved Matched and can't wait to see where she takes us in Crossed.