Misha Crews

Love stories about old houses and family secrets.

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” – Orhan Pamuk

What book lover doesn’t know this feeling?

The first novel I ever read was Pete’s Dragon, by Jean Bethell. It was a novelization of the 1977 Disney movie, which I’d seen and loved on television the previous year. That book changed my life, because it was like holding that entire movie in my hand, being able to skip ahead to the ending if I chose, or replay my favorite parts as many times as I wanted. I’ve known several life-altering books since then, but nothing will ever replace the specialness and magic of that first novel.

This quote comes from the first line of The New Life: A Novel, by Nobel-Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk, a book which has been on my to-be-read list for quite some time.

What book or books have changed your life, even in a small way? ❤️

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