Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader? Did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation? Does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).
A. There are 2 books that changed/influenced my life. As a child, I hated reading and then I discovered Nancy Drew, specifically The Scarlet Slipper Mystery. The idea of a young girl figuring out the mystery was AMAZING to me.
The second book was Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I first read this during middle school while my parents were divorcing. And now, whenever I feel bad, depressed, or just plain yucky, this is the book I read.