Sunday, 7 August 2011

TGIF - Taking it Personal

TGIF is a weekly meme that can be found over at Every week you can find a question that is bound to get you thinking. 

Question - Which books have effected you on a personal level and lingered in your mind long after you closed the pages?

I had to think pretty hard about this question. I think it is a little too easy to just list your favourite novel and go, 'oh yes these have affected me' and though this may be true in some cases and at first that was what I was going to do I think only 1 or 2 of my all time favourites have affected me and yet the rest although not being my favourites have lingered and challenged me.

First though is my all time favourite Jane Eyre. That book taught me to be true to myself and to not be pressured into things even by those I love. And, although my right decision may cause me agony, in the end everything will be well and I will not have violated my own conscience.

Next is Wuthering Height - I personally HATE this book but that is just me. But this book showed me that love is eternal and yet it can be one of the most distructive forces ever seen.

And last but not least is The Gargoyle by Andrew Davies. Now I haven't even finished this book yet but it is amazing. The writing is just...WOW and I can't stop thinking about it even when I'm not reading it. Amazing! The story caught me and dragged me straight in. 

So that's me had my gushiness over them :)

What book shave affected you?

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  1. Oh, you picked some lovely books.

    Bronte sisters all the way, right?

    And you're right about Wuthering Heights, I feel pretty much the same as you do.

  2. Ha! When I read that question The Gargoyle was the first book I thought of. I don't think I'll ever forget it.


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