"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"
The two series that changed my life would have to be Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling and Anita Blake by Laurell K. Hamilton. When I was really young I would read all the time because I had an older sister who loved to read and she had entire bins full of books that I could explore. When I got to high school though, I stopped reading for pleasure. I discovered the Harry Potter books some time later and from the first book I immediately fell in love with the world and the characters. Harry Potter helped me to rediscover my love for books! The Anita Blake series introduced me to the wonderful world of urban fantasy!