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 😉
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.
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!