I hope you are all having a fantastic week. I certainly am. Well it's great to be on holiday after a busy half term. Even thought it's nearly over, I am so happy to be back in Germany. There have been some life-changing moments over here and I suspect there are more to come.
I'm not sure how weird this on a scale of one to barking mad, but quite a lot of my life-changing moments tended to happen at the end of a great book, followed by a trip to a remote castle where I could think in a Wuthering Heightsesque dramatic setting and settle my life plans (or in the absence of the castle 300 miles away, the sea side, but only in something suitably dramatic like a gale force wind).
O.K. Re-reading that I can see how weird my behaviour is with the castle, though I still firmly believe that the reflection provoked by a book can genuinely change your life. When I was struggling as a teenager, I found refuge in books. I read obsessively to avoid real life sometimes and that ironically gave me the nounce to cope a bit better.
I have already written a post about my top recent reads which includes a couple examples of life-changing literature. And yes, I am that lazy that I am just going to post a link to it here!
So without any further pre-amble: what book has changed your life?