There’s no work this week! So I don’t need a sad cartoon about Tuesdays! And this also means even more exclamation marks!! And that it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s topic is (**gasp**) thankfulness. Shocking, I know. I thought it was about time I send out some thank-you cards to all the bookish things for which I am thankful. So, here is…
TOP TEN BOOKISH THANK-YOU CARDS
10. Dear Bookmarks, Thank you for keeping my place in books. I love that you come in all forms and sizes. Without you, I wouldn’t know where I’d left off in a story. Yes, I know…especially these days when I hardly read. Don’t judge, I just thanked you.
9. Dear Beer, Thank you for helping me through those tough writing days. You are a dear friend who acts as a treat and calming influence. My characters thank you, too. I’m the embarrassing mom to them and you are the cool aunt.
8. Dear Edward/R Pats, Thank you for existing. You have brought me hours of entertainment. Say what I will about Twlight as a series, but you are an adorable boyfriend. Even if you do wear glitter. And it will never get old whisper-yelling to my friends “I do” whenever you appear in a movie trailer.
7. Dear Independent Bookstores, Thank you for keeping your doors open in these tough times. I love your local author spotlights and the individually designed display tables. Your shelves are the ones on which I hope one day to see my book.
6. Dear Harry Potter, Thank you for introducing me to the magic of series reading. It’s magical to know that a book isn’t over when it’s over. Like a party. I think you’ve also introduced me to binge TV series watching, too. I’m single, so I have a lot to thank you for.
5. Dear Non-Fiction, Thank you for letting me introduce myself to you lately. I’d always thought you were unapproachable. Not stuck-up, but just aloof. Okay, well maybe a little stuck-up. But you’re not at all! You are fun and have great stories to tell. I hope to hang out more this year.
4. Dear iPod, Thank you for helping me write and providing background music for all the books I read. (Okay, read past tense. Stop judging me.) I love when I hear a certain song I equate it with a particular character or book or the outside poolside table where I edit. Music breathes life into everything.
3. Dear Georgia Nicholson, Thank you for being you. You have made me laugh so hard I cried (and maybe peed a little, too). I love the glossaries in the backs of your books. I love your British-ness. And I love that you have a cousin named Tallulah Casey.
2. Dear Almost-Published-Chasing-Eveline, Thank you for almost getting out there into the world. I’m so sad that you’re not there yet, but I’m thankful that I had that dream for a while and that my dad left the world thinking that his daughter was going to be a published author. He was proud of that, and I’m grateful you allowed him that happiness. I haven’t given up on you. You are my Little Engine that Could.
- Dear Top Ten Tuesday, Thank you for introducing yourself to me when I was at the party in the corner all alone. I’m so excited for my posts each week. I’ve “met” so many great bloggers and kind people because of you. I’ve also got an Everest-sized TBR list now, thanks to you. But that’s good. It’ll either force me to start reading again or tip over and bury me and I’ll have to read my way out. Either way, it’s good. And I’m thankful.
What are you thankful for? And what is your favorite dish at the Thanksgiving meal? That has nothing to do with books, but I’m always grateful for food!