Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question that runs from Friday to Thursday, hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
Week six of my Book Blogger Hop adventure… I wrote my first discussion post about #ownvoices, please check it out if you missed it, I would welcome your feedback! This meme really helped me to hone talking about one subject and keeping it centered on topic… in the following months I probably will not participate every week, but I so appreciate all the bloggers that participate and I will drop in one your blog when I can!
Name a book that changed your life.
(submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)
The Deathlands series by James Axler.
You probably don’t even know this series nor have you ever heard about it before. Browsing at Barnes & Noble one day I came across a paperback that sounded intriguing to me and I sat down and consumed it right there in the store! Wow! This group of characters totally won me over and I was eager to read more after Sunchild… Set in future America I loved the description of a ravaged Seattle with mega-dangerous plants. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat and ended in a compelling way.
Read when I first graduated from high school I was NOT an adventure lover nor did serials (this was book #56) appeal to me. And even though this story arc ended it was clear there were many more adventures I had missed out on. As I found more books in the series I was startled and amazed at how consistent each book was so that no fact was ever wrong about our companions and their weapons. It was the first time I started to think about the facts in a book and what it means to be a writer.
As I work on my own series many of my loves (that come from the Deathlands series) have been plowed into my writing. Adventure, traveling, a core group each with their own trials along the way, battles and defending oneself, survival in a dangerous world. As well as inspiring a love for sci-fi details, a post apocalyptic setting and fantastical creatures and monsters. The group is made up of an older man from the past, the leader’s young son, an albino youth, a bi-racial couple, an alpha male and fierce female! While I’m careful to only be inspired by these adventures it’s amazing how these tropes have so powerfully affected what I love about a story. Really the only thing they are missing is dragons!!