Books and their impact on life

By twix
@teison2 (5924)
Norway
February 20, 2007 6:56pm CST
Have you ever read a book that had significant impact on your life? What book was it, and how did it affect your life?
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Mitch Albom's Five People You Meet in Heaven, It is great for making you look at your own life and others with a new perspective, with more compassion and understanding. Jammie Sams Medicine Cards and Sacred Path, it is not about using the cards it is about understanding that the spirituality of all life, and respecting it at least for me. Mary Summer Rain Spirit Song:Introduction of No Eyes and Phoenix Rising: No Eyes Vision of the Changes To Come Wondfully wise old woman with simple common sense about life. Linda Goodman's Star Signs, showed me about Lexigram's and caused me to see the power of words and even hidden meanings of them.
@Fishish (698)
• India
21 Feb 07
i am reading ' the monk who sold his ferarri'. it is a spiritual book but not like other such books. it is based on the story of a rich person who gives up his wealth and becomes a monk. it is written in a very captivating manner. and i fell that it is very educative and helps me every day even though i have nt finished it yet!
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@pinknic (307)
21 Feb 07
Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown changed the way I think. Birdsong by Sebastien Faulks had an effect on me. I'm not even sure exactly how, but it did.
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@shilpaum (1753)
• India
21 Feb 07
book - book i have read
Yeah...I had one book that had significant impact on my life. Its "Making yourself" by Orison Swett Marden. It has made me to think over all the points, listed over there. Whenever I feel like aimless,I read that. It gives me power to work with double energy.
• United States
21 Feb 07
Every book I read when I was younger made a significant impact on me. Especially all the Louisa May Alcott books that I read and Gone With the Wind. Those books affected me so much when I was younger and gave me a role model to look up to. Those books made me want to read more and to write. I will never forget the books I read when I was young.
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@Zelmarq (11508)
• Cebu City, Philippines
21 Feb 07
Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is the book that touched me. It has reached the four chambers of my heart and reaching so many areas I have not looked into before. It's a forty day journey book, the first try I only finished until the 37th day. I plan to start all over again and hopefully finish it until the 40th day.
@nishanity (1652)
• India
21 Feb 07
Experts say children need to hear a thousand books read aloud to them before they will become early readers. It may seem a lot but if you read one story a day, that’s 365 a year. If you read three stories a day that’s your 1,000 books in one year. Many of us will remember snuggling in to our Mum or Dad or grandparent to listen to a story being read to us. It may have been part of our bedtime ritual to have a story. Nowadays there seems no getting away without a bedtime story; it has become a favourite part of our children. In reading books it is not only the number of books that counts but also the enthusiasm with which they are read to the child. Reading aloud shouldn't become an intense learning session. It should be about having fun together.
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