Thanksgiving! It means no work for a week! It means eating a lot! And It also means being thankful, which is the theme of this week’s TOP TEN TUESDAY brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. So I bring you my annual Bookish Thank You Cards.
TOP TEN 2016 BOOKISH THANK YOU CARDS
10. Dear All The Bright Places, I never know which book it will be. The book that draws me back into reading after some sort of fall-out. I’ve tried several YA books in the hopes of getting back into YA, but none worked. Until you. I am not sure why, but I enjoy reading you, and you’ve gotten me back into YA. Thank you.
9. Dear Post-It Notes, There would be no manuscripts for me without you. You help me plan out all my thoughts and organize my chapters. And you don’t laugh at how I need to be so organized. I line you up on the page and check you off as I write each scene. You have helped me get started on this new manuscript, and I thought it would never happen. You are the best.
8. Dear Instagram, I know you aren’t technically “bookish”, but you have helped me find some great bookish people. I participated in an October book challenge, and I found a bunch of great literary accounts to follow.
7. Dear Gilmore Girls, You have nothing to do with reading, but I am so thankful for you. You introduced me to Squeegee Beckenheim, Copper Boom, and weird plurals like culs-de-sac. You’re the best!
6. Dear Bossypants, You and all your other comedy-book friends have really helped me get through this YA reading slump. I found that I didn’t get nearly as angry when I read you! So I read a lot of you and put a lot of you on my TBR list. And laughing has been really important lately. Thank you!
5. Dear Eleanor and Park, Thank you for getting me through that horrible travel day in Italy. Boy, traveling in Europe sure does make me grateful for how easy travel is in the USA. Why that “tourist helper” couldn’t have told us it was a subway type station down below and not a regular train station, I have no idea. But thank you Eleanor and Park for getting me through that awful 2 hour wait in that dingy, smoky, hot subway platform. Lesson learned.
4. Dear The Magnificent Ambersons, Thank you for being a great classic. I don’t know why you nearly didn’t make it to the 100 Best Books of the Century (at #100). You are tied with The Grapes of Wrath for my favorite classic. Every summer Katie and I pick a book off the list to read, and we’ve read some truly horrible books. But not you. You made this summer’s reading fun! Thank you. You’re #1 on my list.
3. Dear Mr. Darcy, You are not bookish, either. Other than your name. But I am always thankful for you. You are truly my Mr. Darcy.
2. Dear Judy Blume, Thank you for being there while I was growing up to help me find a love of reading. Without you, I may not be the reader that I am today. I never want to forget my roots. And you are definitely part of my reading roots. Thank you.
- Dear Almost-published Chasing Eveline. Here I am again, haha. But really. I’m so happy you continue to be the little book-engine that could. You will not give up. And I will never give up on you. You are going to be in print. And I am so thankful.
What are you thankful for? Tell me!!!!! 🙂