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Question for this week:
What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?
The Snowball Effect by Holly Nicole Hoxter. Unlike most books that I read, this wasn’t paranormal. This was contemporary. Several things made me decide that this book was significant to me:
1. I had similarities with the main character.
2. The lessons passed on to me through the dialogue was very believable and in line with how I think. The idea that if you believe everything happens for a reason (which I do believe), then you believe that you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make a wrong decision…because everything you do was set, predestined and eventually leads to your fate. I really liked that part.
Since reading The Snowball Effect, I learned lots of things. Life is too short to have regrets or to even miss anything. But trying new things, in the case of the novel, trying to date someone else aside from the guy she’s been with for years was both advantageous and disadvantageous. Advantageous because she learned from him. Disadvantageous because they had to part. For me, there is no point of staying with someone if you would part with him. I’m not fond of risking emotions quite so often. Studying the consequences of every decision is important because these decisions will lead me to my future. Since then, I realized that ‘trying new flavors’ was something not suited for me. ‘Cause after 4 years, I’m still inlove with the same guy. There’s nothing boring about 4 years. There’s something new every once in a while. Time is too precious to waste with anyone else.
Me and Kai have decided to push the deadline of Huge Prize Pack Giveaway to January 31, 2011! There will be two winners, 10 books (5 books each) including the following:
Signed copy of Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers + signed swag and tattoo
Signed copy of Deadly by Julie Chibbaro (ARC)
Revelations by Melissa dela Cruz
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
2 Packs of Every Girl’s Guide Trilogy by Marla Miniano (Chick Lit)
There are two chances of winning! You can join both our contests because we will be combining all the entries before we pick the winners! Here are the giveaway posts:
Remember you can join both! :)
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