Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they give us a topic for a list to post on our blogs. Visit them to link up your posts and see many other brilliant blogs.

This week the topic is Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For.. bookish or otherwise. I’m thankful for a lot of things in my life, but I’ve tried to make this list bookish!

Also.. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States!

I’m thankful for….

My mum– for teaching me how to read very early on and for generally being awesome and loving.

My sister Beth (Bibliobeth) for always recommending books to me, for reading to me when I was younger, for encouraging me to read other genres and being an amazing sister.

My amazing friends, a big shout out to Luna from Luna’s Little Library. She’s been a friend for many years and helps me out when I’m being clueless with my blog. She has taught me so much about blogging and inspired me to blog!

All the lovely people that frequently visit and comment on my blog- There are so many awesome bloggers that I’ve found. I wanted to name check them all, but there are FAR too many. So if we regularly chat then you know I mean you πŸ˜‰

Comments in general- Even if I only get one comment once in a while, it makes me feel good. I love to interact with other bloggers/readers. It makes it worthwhile when I get a comment, because I don’t feel like I’m talking to myself!

Memes– I’ve visited some brilliant blogs and got to know quite a few awesome people and engaged in much book chatter!

My Kindle– Didn’t think I’d ever say it, but it’s true. I’m thankful for my Kindle. (I can just hear my sister smugly saying….I told you so…’) It’s easier on a commute and lighter on journeys/holidays. A lot of my ARCS are for e-readers too.


NetGalley/Edelweiss– I’ve found some great books through these websites which might not have been on my radar before.

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Bookshops- I may be thankful for my Kindle, but I’m more thankful for bookshops that continue to run. I will always pick a ‘real’ book over an e-copy. I just can’t help it. NOTHING beats holding a real book.


The Reason I Jump:


I recently read (and reviewed) this brilliant book. I work and have worked with children with autism, so this book really helped me begin to understand where they’re coming from. It’s incredibly insightful and I found it to be an incredibly poignant read.

What are you thankful for? Please feel free to leave your links to your Top Ten posts and I’ll come and visit your blogs!

54 thoughts on “Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For

  1. I’m so thankful for bookshops too – even if Barnes and Noble gets a bit annoying sometimes, there’s nothing like walking around for an hour, finally buying a book, and then settling down to read in the cafe πŸ™‚

    And as much as I hate to admit it, I’m thankful for my Kindle, or at least my Kindle app. Most of my ARCs are on there too, and there are so many good books I’ve read because of it!

    • Exactly Kayla. I think bookshops are so important and I hope that we never lose that. The thought of shopping without a bookshop scares me!
      I’m glad I got a kindle, because like you, I’ve read brilliant ARCs that I would’ve otherwise missed.

  2. I love bookshops too even though my kindle is so handy and where all my stuff from Netgalley goes nothing beats a bookshop. Your post highlights however much we love our books it is people that make our lives complete… great choices πŸ™‚

  3. Aw, what a lovely list! I agree with so much of it. Thanks for sharing the book in your last point – I have two young boys with autism in my extended family, and people like you who take the time and effort to learn how to relate to them are wonderful human beings.

    Happy (‘Merican) Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for visiting my Top Ten Tuesday, and for the Happy Thanksgiving wish! I love this week’s topic, because it is so much fun getting to read what everyone is thankful for! I love that you mentioned your mom and sister, just like I did! I definitely love my Kindle and Netgalley/Edelweiss. How fun it is to be a book blogger with access to so many amazing titles!

    • Thanks for the return visit Jana πŸ™‚ I am certainly thankful for my mum and sister. They are brilliant people! We are incredibly lucky to have NetGalley/Edelweiss. I agree, it just makes book blogging so much fun.

  5. You do have a great list as well! And as you mentioned we share quite some items on this list! πŸ™‚
    I don’t own a kindle, but I do own an iPad and I’m very very grateful to own one! I mean… all the ebooks! ❀

  6. That’s so nice that you have a blog friend to give you tips and help you out!! I wish I knew more experienced bloggers that would let me in on some stuff. I can’t believe I left netgalley/edelweiss off my list! I totally love them and wouldn’t be able to get so many books early!

    • I am SO lucky to have a book blogging friend. It was from reading her blog that I got inspired to make my own. NetGalley/Edelweiss are brilliant blogger tools. I’m so grateful for them!

  7. I know. . .I almost hate how much I like my Kindle. It’s easier than reading the eARCs on my computer, though! That, and people don’t automatically assume I’m playing Farmville or something (do they still do Farmville?). Great list! I love so many of these things. I’ve never read The Reason I Jump, but I might just have to check it out.

    • Thank you Kelsey. I really do recommend The Reason I Jump πŸ™‚ A fantastic book. I’m not sure if people do still play Farmville… I always avoided it πŸ˜‰ I prefer to spend my time reading than playing games πŸ˜€

  8. Great list! I’m grateful for my kindle, too, though it’s more like the kindle app I read on. πŸ˜€ I never thought I would love it so much. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes, and for stopping by my blog. Happy Tuesday! πŸ˜€

  9. Having great people in your life is so freaking amazing. It’s good to have people in your life you can lean on and trust. I think I’m particularly thankful for my reading app too. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have always have access to books.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books My TTT

  10. I love making trips to bookstores too (powerbooks or booksale) and I love how detailed your list is, I didn’t include my family much in my blogs because they’re too suspicious of me plagiarizing their lives online haha! but yes, I agree that without amazing people in your life, we wouldn’t be where we are too. πŸ™‚

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