Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope those who celebrate are eating delicious turkey (unless you're a vegetarian) and apie and that those who don't find an opportunity to eat something delicious anyways. Since this day is originally about giving thanks, I wanted to write a brief post about what I'm thankful for.
I am so glad that I am not a Native American who's been gfited with smallpox infested blankets and had my land stolen. All things considered, I have been pretty fortunate. I've always had a roof over my head, plenty to eat and clothes to wear. I also have a totally awesome, supportive family.I am thankful for books and the wonderful authors that produce them. I seriously owe Roald Dahl, because Matilda made me want to explore the vast world of literature. I am grateful for excellent prose, lovable characters and good pacing, not mention any book that keeps me laughing out loud, crying, or otherwise dramatically emoting.
I am thankful for other blogs and bloggers and for socially networking that helps connect us all. Who else, aside from a few librarians I work with, can I discuss YA lit with? Other bloggers do everything from giving advice to promoting giveaways, or simply tweeting about an awesome post. Plus, a great review or particularly well-written post can help me think about a novel or subject in a totally differnet light. I love using Twitter not only to discuss books and have meaningful conversations, but to share recipes and rant about day-to-day life. Twitter is also awesome becasue it provides opportunities to connect with authors whose books I love.
I am thankful that I have Consumed by Books as a creative outlet for all of my opinions. And of course, I am thankful for all of you, for reading my opinions and caring. You, readers, are wonderul!
What are you guys thankful for this year?