This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is a Thanksgiving freebie so I thought I’d take a break from listing books and get more open ended with ten bookish things that I’m thankful for. If you are playing along, let me know in the comments section.
- I’m thankful for Kindle e-readers for helping to accommodate the physical space limitations of my home and ensuring that I always have a good book on hand. Now I can bring hundreds of books on vacation without getting the stink eye from my husband.
- I’m thankful for a book club that keeps me reading outside of my typical comfort levels. It’s gotten me to read some amazing books that I never would have picked up otherwise.
- I’m thankful to Gone With the Wind for showing me that a heroine doesn’t always need to be perfect or do the right thing. Scarlet showed me that you are worth rooting for even when you mess up badly.
- I’m thankful for the “no rush shipping” option on Amazon that frequently knocks dollars off my kindle purchases – I use this option whenever I don’t need something in two days period.
- I’m thankful for all the worlds that I can visit and escape to without spending a fortune on airfare and hotel accommodations. Thanks to literature, I can visit the deep south, Paris France, Tokyo, Elizabethan London, the moon and more without packing a single bag.
- I’m thankful for buildings devoted to books. Libraries and bookstores are like a safe haven where I can go surround myself with stories and people who like to surround themselves with stories. My favorite job to date was working in a bookstore and unsurprisingly my favorite type of subbing assignment is working in the school library.
- I’m thankful for email newsletters like Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Great Kindle Deals or Goodreads.com’s daily deals newsletter that let me know when great books have dropped to absurdly great prices. There are a lot of emails you can sign up for with kindle deals but these two actually list books I’d want to read and often books already on my wishlist.
- I’m thankful for book bloggers like Kate, Anne and Alison who are always there to keep me in constant supply of books to lust after and who will totally get my gushing about books and not respond to my long winded admiration for an author with, “Yeah, I don’t really read books. Do magazines count?”
- And of course my IRL bookish friends who don’t complain when I pile book recommendations onto them like an overzealous English professor.
- I’m thankful that my husband and kids are all readers, too, so if I want to ignore them with a good book it’s cool because they are probably reading, too. My kids are even starting to get to the age where there’s a little bit of a crossover where I can finish a book and potentially pass it right along to them or the hubby when I’m done.
What bookish things are you thankful for?