Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful Freebie






So, twice in one year I'm joining back into the Top Ten Tuesday, which is now sponsored by That Artsy Reader Girl.   This week the topic was a freebie about things we are thankful for.  I'm choosing to do things in the bookish or blogging world that I am thankful for.


1.  Fellow book bloggers, I am thankful for you!  I love that you are out there for me to talk to about the books I love and learn about new books and events from you.  While I do have people in my life who read, no one reads or loves books and reading as much as you guys do!

2.  This might sound kind of strange, but I am thankful for social media.  If it wasn't for Twitter, I might never have had the chance to meet many authors.  One of them met up with me in NYC the first time I visited my sister when she moved there.  Another time a local librarian saw a post I made about an author and tweeted me to let me know that author was going to be at their library and I could go meet them.  Facebook is awesome for getting to talk to authors and also learning about different types of book conventions like NOLA Storycon, Apollycon, and Book Bonanza.

3.  Following off that last one, I am thankful for book conventions like NOLA Storycon, Apollycon, and Book Bonanza.  Not to mention Book Expo and ALA.  If it wasn't for wanting to meet Jennifer L. Armentrout I might not have gone to NOLA Storycon, and if I hadn't went to that, I wouldn't have ended up reading a lot of who are now some of my favorite authors that I only started because I wanted to read authors attending that event like Jay Crownover and Samantha Young to name a few.

4.  I am thankful to finally have a library job.  I love books and reading and I have always loved sharing my love of books and reading with my students.  But finally being in a library where that is my specific job is heaven.

5.  I am thankful that my dad decided to start me reading when I was three years old.  And I'm also thankful for that sale at the JCPenney Outlet when I was a kid on a bunch of Nancy Drew books that my mom bought them and got me really hooked on reading.

6.  I am thankful for my years of working at the bookstore.  As much as I hate having to have a second job, the bookstore is really a great place for me.  I love seeing all the new books.  And I got my very first ARC from the bookstore where I work many years ago.

7.  Speaking of the last one with ARCs, I am thankful for e-books and all the opportunities for even more advanced copies I've gotten to read because of that.

8.  I am going to say that I am thankful for the Twilight series because those books brought me and my sister closer together because of our love of the books.  It is part of the reason I visited NYC two more times than I might have otherwise, because we had to carry on our tradition of going to see the movies on their opening weekend.

9.  I am thankful to the people who made the Harry Potter series into movies for doing such a good job and bringing our favorites to life, as well as Universal Studios for creating that amazing amusement park!

10.  And finally I am thankful to the bloggers who sponsor fun weekly posts like Top Ten Tuesday, Can't Wait Wednesday, etc.  You give us a place to all come together and share our thoughts and fun book ideas!


To all my fellow American bloggers, hope you have a great Thanksgiving this week!  I'm enjoying a full week off from school this year!  Great for writing and reading!

40 comments:

  1. I'm thankful for many of the same things, thanks for writing them down. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2019/11/ttt.html

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    1. It's great to know we're all thankful for similar things. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. It's awesome that you get to work in a library. Happy Thanksgiving!

    My TTT.

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  3. Great list!! I have several of the same themes on my list. The book blogging community is amazing!

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  4. I'm definitely thankful for the HP series and all that comes with it, though I still need to visit Universal. I love that the Twilight books/movies brought you and your sister closer. That's great. And I'm very thankful for book bloggers and other people in the online community.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Universal is so worth it! That's what is so great about our blogger community, we're all really into being with people we have so much in common with! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Awesome list! Social media that makes authors and fans connected, bookstores and libraries, bookish conventions... so many great ones here! :)

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  6. If I had known then, what I know now, I would have studied something that would land me some sort of bookish job. That's awesome that you work in a library.

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    1. I just wish I'd studied that instead of just being a teacher at first. Although I really feel being in the classroom is important to being a good librarian. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I am going to be a librarian in my next life for sure!! :) Great list.

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  8. so beautiful! And am glad you can work around books. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Great list! And hurray for Harry Potter and the Universal Studios experience!

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  10. Fantastic post. I love that your family are readers to.

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    1. Not all of them, and my dad got me reading early, but didn't really read himself until the last few years when he's really gotten into audiobook at his new job. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. This is such a nice list! Your job sounds like a dream.

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    1. It is almost perfect! There are always issues with any job, usually has to do with the people you work with though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Perfect! i love your take on this topic, it is amazing.

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  13. Such a wonderful list!
    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/the-bookish-thanksgiving-tag/

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  14. I am so happy you have these things to be thankful for! I hope you have a wonderful week off and an absolutely lovely Thanksgiving!

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  15. What a great list of things to be thankful for. As one of the bloggers you stay in contact with, I am very grateful for you as well! Happy turkey day!

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

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    1. I'm glad you are one of the bloggers that I got to know through all this! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I’m thankful for bloggers too. I don’t know what I’d do without this community. I’d be a very lonely bookworm.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  17. It's a real gift to work in a library! :)

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  18. Always and forever grateful for readers AND fellow bloggers. It's these spaces we get to have the most fun and chat all the bookish things. :) Thanks for the Finding Wonderland visit.

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  19. This is such a good list of things to be thankful for. I am so thankful for you as a friend and for your lovely blog that I always get to read. And I am sure you make a wonderful librarian. I can't think of anyone better suited to the job ^.^

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    1. Aww! That's so sweet of you to say! Well, you're one of my favorite fellow bloggers to keep in touch with as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Great list!
    I love seeing everyone's thoughts this week. You're right - it does make for a nice community!

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