The book that changed your life?

Norway
February 18, 2009 7:00am CST
I'm not a bookworm or a regular guest at the library. But i have read some books, among them are. About mice and men, the valkyries, the alchemist, 1984, animal farm, veronica decides to die & high fidelity. These are the ones i can remember best. Veronica decides to die changed me up & down. Why is mental illness so bad. After all they have an excuse for behaving like they do, why is everything so black and white, can we see things more differently? It made me want to do exactly what i wanted to do. Crazy or not it's my human right to have the freedom to behave the way i want as long as it doesn't hurt anybody. It changed my perspective and made me want to look back and change everything. That's what i would call a good book. Do you have the same experience as i do? Tell me about it, and i might read the book:-)
4 responses
• United States
22 Feb 09
1984, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Catcher in the Rye, and Alice in Wonderland have all changed my life. 1984 made me think about independence and the whole government conspiracy thing really IS possible. The Perks of Being A Wallflower really makes me think about social situations and taught me to be "infinite." Catcher in the Rye makes me observe more around me, and everytime I read it, I feel like I am not alone when it comes to hating people around me. Alice in Wonderland was my favorite book as a child, and I think I developed my artistic perspective based on the creativity from it.
• Norway
22 Feb 09
1984 is a great book. George Orwell made a book that will never grow old. I have'nt read any else of the books you refer to, but it sounds interesting. I have seen the movie Alice in wonderland and i think it is a great movie. It was far in front of the others at that time. And i enjoy the great story. Thanks for the comment, happy MyLotting.
• United States
22 Feb 09
Yeah, I had to read 1984 in English class one year, and it was one of the only assigned books in school that I actually enjoyed reading. George Orwell wrote a masterpiece.
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
The book "Come Lord Jesus" which contains devotional readings from the Immitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis is giving impact to my life. It makes me more God-centered and heavenly minded. It makes me more contented in life, in whatever condition I am presently in. It is making me more understanding to other people's weaknesses. It is making me more forgiving. The book is very rich in deep spiritual insights that will lead you to a life of serenity and a closer walk with God.
• Norway
19 Feb 09
Nice. I´m not a religious person but i can see the meaning that you have. I have read Healing Others (Healing Yourself) by Eric Pearl. I loved the way he explained things, how simple it all was and how human we need to be. It gave me loads of energy i never dreamed i had. Such books can make a huge impact.
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• United States
18 Feb 09
There are so many different books that have made an impact on my life alot of them are biographies or auto biographies like Night by Elie Weisel, ALcia My Story, and I know why The Caged Bird Sings. The first two are about the Holocaust and I think that is an event in history that when you read what people went through will change your own way of thinking.
• Norway
18 Feb 09
Sounds like a great book, who have made a great impact. I will try to read it sometime:-) Thanks
• India
4 Mar 09
hello there....i like reading books............you said that you are a light reader and have read a few books...but i must say that you have read very important and good books.....no wonder they have changed the way you think.....that's bound to happen... of the ones you have mentioned, each one is a masterpiece....thought i haven't read all of them....... for me, The Alchemist was a superb one........also, Animal Farm was good. have a nice day.