Originally Posted by Apache
Every book I have read or intend to read leaves it mark on me. Whether the book is good or bad it still imparts something into my life. Good books have helped to make my sense of right and wrong stronger. The evil portrayed in books has helped to keep me out of trouble. Somethings learned in books can save your life. My books are old friends who have guided me through this life of mine.
That's certainly true, but are there any books that made a particularly big impact on you? I read Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code, and the only impact on my life was that I now avoid Dan Brown.
I'm also going to add On Intelligence to my list. It's a fairly short and mostly readable book on how consciousness arises in the brain; it certainly changed how I think about the brain and what consciousness really is.