Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is a Top Ten freebie about Thanksgiving. I decided to go with a simple theme, and list ten bookish things I’m thankful for. I could go on and on about this, but well, I narrowed it down to ten, you’re lucky! So, what do you say we take a look?
Kind of stating the obvious, there, right? But well, who can blame me. This year particularly, since it’s my first year of blogging, I’m so grateful for this. Book blogging is such a wonderful experience, and I’m so happy to do this every single day.
Can you believe that there are SO MANY great bookish things out there, like tee-shirts with your favorite quotes from books -yes, I do own a tee-shirt with a TFIOS obvious quote, blame me-, or like mugs with Harry Potter and muggles and OH everything you can find with all the books you love stamped on every poster and single piece of thing you can use in your everyday lives. I’m so thankful that this EXISTS.
3 • BEING APPROVED FOR AN ARC
It doesn’t happen that often, because I’m not a crazy-book-requesting person, because well, I want to have time to read all the wonderful books and write thoughtful reviews about them. But well, whenever I get approved, I just feel so loved and privileged to be able to read a book I really can’t wait to read. So, thank you for that!
4 • JOHN GREEN
Okay, fine. I couldn’t do this list without quoting John Green, I’m so sorry for those of you who don’t like him. Just hear me out, okay. You all have one author that changed your reader’s life, or simply, your life. John Green is that author, for me, so yes I’m thankful for him. Plus, look at him actually smelling a book. This guy’s just like us.
5 • GETTING INTO A WHOLE OTHER WORLD THANKS TO READING
I could spend hours telling you how and why books changed my life and made it better in a billion single ways. Isn’t it amazing, the way that a few words on pages can take you anywhere? It’s incredible, and the best way to escape. I’m so thankful for that little escape. -Yes, that sounded like I’m thankful for our little infinity. I’m sorry about that. Or maybe not.
6 • ALL OF YOU GUYS, BOOK BLOGGING FRIENDS
I was thankful for book blogging, earlier, but I’m WAY more thankful for YOU GUYS. All of you reading this post, all of you taking the time to like and comment, and discuss with me about books and everything. It’s just the best feeling, being part of a bookish community.
7 • TWITTER BOOK CHATS
I’m not that big of a participant in book bloggers chats on twitter, because they almost ALL take place during a time when I’m asleep on the other side of the world. BUT, I’m always so happy whenever I can catch a chat when I’m online, and share my thoughts with everyone. It’s so exciting.
8 • BOOKS BEING ADAPTED ON THE BIG SCREEN
I know what you’re going to say : aren’t you always bothered when a book is being adapted on the big screen?! Yes, okay, I admit it. I’m often annoyed by this. Okay, most of the time. But there’s nothing more extraordinary than seeing a book come to life, no?..
9 • BEING ABLE TO TALK WITH AUTHORS AND READERS THANKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA
More than I’d like it to, social media is often taking over my life, and my reading time. I’m constantly on twitter, and that’s bad, I guess. But that’s also a wonderful way to connect with other readers, and to share your love for a book with an author. They are just SO nice and sweet, it warms my heart everytime.
10 • AND, WELL…BOOKS.
Okay. What more should I add to this list, except the obvious? Let’s all be thankful for BOOKS, because…well, need I say more?!