First things first...
Hope you're all gearing up for pounds of turkey and pumpkin pie (especially the pie). Maybe you have a few books tucked in your bag in case you need a break from boisterous family
arguments discussions. Or maybe you're (gasp) putting aside the books today and donning a football jersey, or watching the Macy's Day Parade, or [insert something Thanksgiving-y here].
Anyway, I passed on this week's Top Ten Tuesday because the topic was too similar to the post I wanted to do today. Since it's the annual day of Thanks, here are a few (bookish) things for which I'm thankful:
1. Book Bloggers
To those of you who have been so welcoming and supportive, who run phenomenal blogs, and who have created an amazing community: thank you. You are wonderful and I'm so grateful for all the book bloggers I can call my friends!
2. Authors and Agents and Publishers
This is a very large category, but to everyone who spends hours writing, editing, and publicizing books, THANK YOU for all of the hard work you do!!
3. Independent Bookstores, Better World Books, and Barnes & Noble
Indie Bookstores (especially Clinton Bookshop), you are the coolest. No one has charm or that personal touch like you do. Better World Books is awesome for a.) affordable books b.) providing books to people in need and c.) having environmentally friendly shipping. And BN because of your huge selection, coffee, and close proximity.
4. Libraries and Librarians
Thank you for book recommendations that made me LOVE books and writing (ahem, Boxcar Children), for hosting author events and book clubs, for being a place to meet some of my closest friends... I could go on and on but just thank you.
Yes, you. The people who take the time to read and/or comment and/or tweet about this blog. I find it delightful and incredible that you take the time to read my posts and reviews, but I don't tell you enough how absolutely grateful I am for it.