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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

My Progress:

30 / 30 books. 100% done!

20 Books of Summer 2023

My Progress:

17 / 20 books. 85% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (2)
- Alaska (1)
- Arizona (2)
- Arkansas (1)
- California (16)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (3)
- Delaware (1)
- Florida (2)
- Georgia (1)
- Hawaii (1)
- Idaho (1)
- Illinois (1)
- Indiana (1)
- Iowa (1)
- Kansas (1)
- Kentucky (1)
- Louisiana (1)
- Maine (4)
- Maryland (3)
- Massachusetts (4)
- Michigan (4)
- Minnesota (1)
- Mississippi (1)
- Missouri (1)
- Montana (2)
- Nebraska (1)
- Nevada (1)
- New Hampshire (1)
- New Jersey (1)
- New Mexico (1)
- New York (15)
- North Carolina (4)
- North Dakota (1)
- Ohio (3)
- Oklahoma (1)
- Oregon (1)
- Pennsylvania (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
- South Carolina (1)
- South Dakota (1)
- Tennessee (2)
- Texas (4)
- Utah (1)
- Vermont (4)
- Virginia (2)
- Washington (6)
- West Virginia (1)
- Wisconsin (2)
- (1)
- Washington, D.C.* (1)


- Australia (3)
- Barbados (1)
- Canada (9)
- Chile (1)
- England (26)
- France (2)
- Ireland (2)
- Italy (1)
- Nigeria (1)
- Norway (1)
- Scotland (3)
- South Korea (1)
- Sweden (1)
- The Netherlands (2)
- Ukraine (1)
-Vietnam (1)

My Progress:

51 / 51 states. 100% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

25 / 25 books. 100% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

50 / 50 books. 100% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

52 / 52 books. 100% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

52 / 52 books. 100% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

40 / 40 books. 100% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

29 / 40 books. 73% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

16 / 25 books. 64% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

20 / 25 books. 80% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

109 / 109 books. 100% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Hoppin' Happy

It's been a few weeks since I've participated in the Book Blogger Hop, so I'm excited about this first one of the new year. The question this time kind of stumps me, though: Ivan over at Ivan Bookworm asks what book influenced or changed your life and how? I can't really think of one specific book. What a cop-out, huh? Are you as stumped by this question as I am? What's your answer?

If you want to join in the Book Hop fun, click on over to Crazy for Books and sign up now. Happy Hop!


  1. I had a hard time answering this question as well.

  2. I was definitely stumped by this question as every book I read tends to influence me in some way.

  3. Haha, it's okay to be stumped! Some are not as fortunate as me to have one special, epic book to use for the answer... Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  4. Just hopping by...yes, that was a difficult question.

    Come on by my hop to see how I answered:

    (click on my name)

  5. very interesting books you have here, I just became a follower!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

    Looks like we have some of the same taste in books. I'm a new follower of your blog.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I know what you mean! It was hard to think of something!!

    Thanks for following. :)

  8. This will probably come of something as a surprise but the book that changed/influenced my life (more than any other) is a non-fiction book. I know we all focus on novels and the fanciful fiction we love to read but The Four Work Week is the book that gets all the credit. I know the title sounds fictional but it really isn’t. Hop over to my blog and find out why –

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Day!

    Howard A. Sherman

  9. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Friday! :)

  10. Gosh! I love these book blog hops! What a perfect way to get lovers of books involved in blog hops! Also, thank you for finding me and my blog and for the lovely comment. I really appreciate it!

    I am now following as well. I really can't deny a good book blog!

    AubrieAnne @

  11. Not a cop out at all! I don't have a single book to point to. Come by and see why.

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad I'm not the only one that couldn't give an answer for this one :-).

  13. I agree, it was certainly a difficult question; every book I read influences me in some way. I finally picked a book that I found especially powerful: Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War.

    Have a great weekend!

  14. Hopping through. I don't know that any book has changed my life but some books have opened doors to new genres. Like Harry Potter and fantasy.
    Happy weekend!
    My Hop

  15. My answer this week was easy, didn't even have to think about it. If it weren't for Harry Potter, I wouldn't have met some of my best friends and wouldn't have found out I love to write :)

    Murphy's Library

  16. I think there are so many books that influence each person in so many ways that it's hard to decide which one had the most impact. I chose The Giver as my the book that influenced me most, but of course many others stick with me as well.

    Visiting from Book Blogger Hop; thanks for visiting my blog, too (



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