Friday, August 05, 2011

Follow Friday (1)

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My first time doing it! 

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. It's a great way to meet new blogger friends!

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?).

It is definitely Harry Potter. It made me addicted to books. I start reading this series I was about 9 years old. My aunt had brought her copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers in French) from Switzerland. She lived there and told us how popular it was getting in Europe and gave her copy to my sister. I already liked book had that time, and because my sister didn’t take the time during that summer to read it, I did. I fell in love with the world, and I have been since then.

This series always have been there to cheer me up through every thing in my life. I don’t remember how many times I’ve read it. I’m in love with the characters. I just think it shows how people my age were dealing with so many things, some of which I was going through (Not fighting a dark wizard of course, but the emotional stuff.)

Harry Potter is also what got me reading books in English. It made me fall in love with the language, motivating me to change from a French college, to an English one. Since then, I’ve been reading mostly the original version of any books that I’m interested in, unless it is Japanese…

What about you?


  1. I chose Harry Potter too! Those books are amazing. Check out my FF at Anonymous Reads. Have a good weekend :)


  2. I loved Harry Potter too! And now that all my children are all old enough to enjoy the series, I've passed my collection on to them and love seeing their eyes light up as they dive into the amazing world JK built for them to enjoy.

    I'm a new follower from the hop and love visiting you tonight!

    I hope you have a wonderful and fun weekend filled with awesome books! :-)


  3. New Follower, hopping by for Follow Friday!

    Check out my FF here:

  4. yeah the harry potter books are great!

  5. Woohoo for Harry Potter! =D

    New follower. =)

  6. Harry Potter was one of mine aswell. Even thoug I have never read the whole series, it is still one which managed to get me into reading from a young age, aswell as many others.
    Great choice!

  7. Hiya, Happy Friday!

    Harry Potter is a popular answer, but you have a really nice story behind it. I'm really impressed that you're able to read books in a second language - I hope I can say the same some day.

  8. What a pretty blog you have! I'm a new follower just hopping over. I love Harry Potter, it's has such a wide reach. Great answer! You can see my answer over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    *new follower

  9. Thanks so much for visiting me over at Hands and Home. I am now following you back - us Canadian bloggers need to stick together! ;) I'm looking forward to reading more from you.

    I've never read the Harry Potter series but have known so many people who have found it life changing! I'm so glad that you found comfort in it growing up.

    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

  10. Hopping through. Yay for Harry! And I so admire that you got excited about reading books in English. I couldn't read a book in a foreign language.
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  11. Great choice! I loved reading and rereading Harry Potter.

    New follower here :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    My Follow Friday