Friday, 5 August 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday #7

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life.

I think I'm gonna have to give the honour to Roald Dahl's Matilda. Matilda was the first character I completely identified with - like me, she loved to read and like me, she didn't fit in with the rest of her family. I was a lonely child and reading Matilda made me realise that I could find friends in books.

Matilda was also something of a role model for me. Not for her telekinetic powers (although I did spend a lot of time trying to move a carrot with my mind), but because of the way she changed her own life. I would have loved to find my own Miss Honey as a child and while it never happened for me, it's part of the reason I became a teacher - so I could be Miss Honey to someone else.


  1. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I loved Matilda..

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    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Happy Friday!

    What a beautiful answer! I also loved Matilda as a child. :)

    I'm a new follower! You can look at my FF if you want:

  3. Thanks for following my blog! :)

    Matilda was definitely one of my favourites as well, as were many of Roald Dahl's books. I can say my childhood would have been lacking without him.

  4. Hey TG. Thanks for hopping by my blog. Am following you in return. I loved Matilda. I tried to move pens with my mind too but for some reason it never happened. Dunno why ;)

  5. Matilda is a great answer! It was one of my favourite childhood books too.

  6. Awesome answer. I loved Mitlida - it was one of my fav movies. :D

  7. Matilda, haven't read it... shame on me. ;) Have a great weekend!

    I got married thanks to this book...
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    Oh! - and I'm a New Follower. :)

  8. Hey :) Hoppin' through!

    Matilda! Awesome answer! I haven't read it thought, lol.
    I'm a new follower! :D

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  9. Awesome pick!
    New follower here. Happy Friday!

  10. Matilda!!! I loved all Roald Dahl books when I was little! I actually liked the movie Matilda first, then I got into the books. Great pick!!

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  11. Aww, I loved Matilda as well! I was a bit of a loner myself, even with a huge pack of loving family around. Some of us just are drawn to books!

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  12. Aww, I loved Matilda as well! Roald Dahl books were a big hit with me, now that I'm an adult I can see that they're a little twisted but as a kid I loved them. Go figure. New follower!

  13. New follower! I haven't read Matilda in SO long! That was such a good pick :) Happy friday!

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  14. I loved Matilda as well! It's a wonderful story. I'm glad it's been special to you.

    Have a happy weekend! My answer can be found here!

  15. Hopping through. I loved Matilda. I read it tons of times. One of the few books with fantasy elements that I liked as a child.
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  16. My favorite Roald Dahl is Danny the Champion of the World.
    In answer to your question, the topic of my MA was the demonic motifs in Harry Potter and my Ph.D. was on the philosophy of evil in Harry Potter.
    Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm following back.

  17. I never read Matilda, but it sounds interesting.


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