Saturday, January 08, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (14)

Welcome to Fragments of Life! If you happen to stumble upon this post via book blogger hop, please leave a comment so I could read your answers and visit your blogs too!

Book Blogger Hop

About the Hop:

Book Blogger Hop is a wonderful opportunity for readers and bloggers to make new friends and to discover blogs of their interest and passion. Through this meme, I've met friendly bloggers who share interesting insights and ideas with me.

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.

Giveaway Reminder:

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! :)
Thank you for dropping by!


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog :) Your giveaway looks really good! I'll definitely enter ^_^

    Your answer is very good, and speaks to me as well. Interesting book!


  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :]

    I've heard about The Snowball Effect before, but still haven't gotten a chance to read it! I'll have to add it to my TBR list so I don't forget it.

  3. Isn't it weird when some books outside our favorite genre stick with us? I like a lot of paranormal ones most of the time, but I do remember really enjoying Sarah Dessen a lot before I entered the paranormal realm!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a GREAT weekend!

  4. New follower-hope you'll stop by my blog and say hi!

    Kristin@ MyBookishWays

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me the heads up on your awesome giveaway! Wow! My fingers are crossed!!

  6. Great answer! Thank you so so much for stopping by my blog and commenting, I really appreciate it! Your giveaway looks AWESOME too!


  7. Thank you so, so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! That book looks great, wonderful answer!

    That giveaway looks AWESOME too!


  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I've heard some good things about The Snowball Effect :)

  9. Returning the visit from the hop! Thanks for stopping by:) I love you rating system.

    Have a nice weekend:)

  10. Heey
    I'm entering your giveaway now!!
    I'd love for you to enter mine!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  11. I thought your answer was interesting. :) Happy Hopping!

  12. hi again, lovely blog!!! I just subscribed and added the book that was the answer to this week's hop to my list. I'll enter the giveaway, it looks delicious!!! (it may not be open internationaly, cause I am in Greece, but it doesn't matter) xoxo

  13. Hopping through. I've never heard of that book.

    I'll definitely look into your giveaway :)

  14. Thanks for visiting. Wow, that sounds like a very interesting book. It always amazed me how cleverly arranged words can be so powerful!

  15. Hi there - I think this the first time I've been here! Great blog, and I love your answer! I like it when people give the detailed answers!

    Also, be sure to check out my giveway for Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar - it's open to U.S. and Canada. Raw Blue can't be bought here in the States, so it's a great giveaway!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  16. Hopping through. I'm glad you liked The Snowball Effect. I've heard good things about it and want to read it.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  17. What a fantastic post, I wholeheartedly agree with you! You've really made me want to read The Snowball Effect now, a book I'd seen around quite a bit but hadn't been seriously inclined to read it. That's sure changed now!

  18. I'm a bit too closed book with my emotions. (And congrats on the four years!

    I ended up choosing Twilight because it was one of the first books that I interacted with strangers about. (More on my blog!)

    Have a good week!


  19. Just hopping by - have a great weekend! Stop by The Wormhole sometime! Happy reading!

  20. Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole.

  21. Stoping through via the Hop. I think when we can connect to the main character the book is even better.

    New Follower :) Have a Hopping Week!

  22. I think it's neat when the books we least expect are the ones that influence us the most.

    Stopping by from Book Blogger Hop! Hope you'll visit me, too: