The Easiest Way to Donate Books

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From May 3-28, BlogHer and BookRenter "are working to make a difference in children's lives by generating new books for children who need them most -- via the nonprofit organization First Book.
Want to help? For every answer we receive in the comments to the following question, one book will be donated:

What book has had the greatest impact on your life?" Comment here.

It's hard to focus on just one book. I've reread so many that had such an impact on me between 5 and 15: The Lord of the Rings, Charlotte's Web, A Handful of Time, From Anna, Death on the Nile, 1984, A Wrinkle in Time, The Dark is Rising, and so on and on. The only theme or link I can find in common between most of the books I devoured as a youngster is that most, if not all, of them took place during or between the wars. Somehow, the events of 1910 to 1945, the ordinary people that became heroes, the generation that suffered so much, left a profound impression on me that continues to this day.

What book changed your life?


Susan Fields said…
What an awesome idea! I'll blog about this also, so more people can take part.

I think the books that impacted me the most were anything by Judy Blume - Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Deenie, Blubber, Then Again Maybe I Won't, etc. She made me want to be a writer. She's the only person I've ever sent a fan letter to. :)
Deniz Bevan said…
You're right, Susan! I remember how *real* it felt when I read Just As Long As We're Together and Are You There God, It's Me Margaret for the first time.
GOD IN THE DOCK {ON THE WITNESS STAND} by C S Lewis and Roger Zelazny's Sci_Fi classic, LORD OF LIGHT, are two books which altered the way I look at life.

Are you going to participate in Bryan's Logline Blogfest?

I would love to read what you would write. Roland
Talli Roland said…
A great idea!

I loved 'A Wrinkle in Time', too. Funny, I'd completely forgotten about that book until you mentioned it!
Deniz Bevan said…
It's true, the more other people mention books, the more I remember too - Konigsburg was another author I forgot to mention.
And CS Lewis of course. I'm reading his diary at the moment.
Anonymous said…
"Pet Semetery" by Stephen King. Reading that book as a youngster was the first time I realized the true power of words. That book freaked me out so much--I loved every moment.
Deniz Bevan said…
Oh that's right - Stephen King! I had to read It all in one sitting one Saturday afternoon cos it was so frightening I couldn't put it down till I got to the end.
But The Stand was the first King I read, and that's the one that still sticks out in my mind the most.

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