Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and feature lists related to all things bookish–characters, authors, titles, and favorites. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to find bloggers that love the books you do.
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November 22: Thanksgiving freebie — tell us what you are thankful for! Books you are thankful for!
I’m going to do books/ bookish things I am thankful for.
1. Anne McCaffrey. There are so many different series to read, varied worlds, and plenty of strong characters to root for, so I can find an old favorite to suit any mood.
2. Book bloggers. People I follow, people whose posts I see on TTT–however I’m introduced to great new books. My TBR is ever-growing, but the treasures are worth the time.
3. Bookmarks. I adore my collection of metal, cloth, leather, wood, etc. bookmarks. Picking one out, and seeing it every time I open the book is a small pleasure.
4. Friends and family who buy me books. If they get a book off a wish list, buy something they think I might like, or gift me with a favorite of theirs, there are few better gifts to unwrap than a book!
5. Jenny Lawson “The Bloggess.” In addition to two hilariously wrong books, she has a lot of blog posts that remind us all that no matter how weird and broken you might feel at times, we’re not alone.
6. Indie bookstores. The fun decorations, the personality of the collections, the nooks and crannies, the staff… and sometimes a bookstore cat!
7. Little Free Libraries. I love the spirit of bookish community that leads someone to buy or build a LFL, put it in their yard, and stock it with books. Finding them is a treasure hunt, and returning or gifting books to them makes you connected to everyone who has done the same.
8. Pride & Prejudice. It is a truth universally acknowledged that I have read this book too much. But the sense of humor never fails to make me smile, and the romance, despite its turbulence, still entertains. Also, there are so many good spin offs!
9. Sir Terry Pratchett. He wrote plenty of books (41 in one series), all a mix of funny and thought-provoking, and they’re a great mood lift on dark days.
10. Used bookstores/book sales. There’s nothing quite like finding a book you really wanted, that wasn’t quite in the budget yet, for cheap.