Thank you..

Posted On 22 November 2016

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Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.

This week is a Thanks Giving freebie.  Now, first off, there are a heck of a lot of things that I’m incredibly thankful for – family, friends, health, – lots of things.  But I’m going to concentrate simply on those bookish things that I’m thankful for.

  1. Authors.  People with that spark inside them, that determination to write something!  I love ya!  Think about a world with no books – no matter what sort of book you like to read, fiction, non fiction, romance, fantasy, thriller, chiller, mystery, murder, sff – a world with no books looks pretty bleak!
  2. Publishers – you’re pretty high up on the list of thanks.  You print all of the above – you make us want to pick them up off the shelves with your beautiful covers and your book blurbs.
  3. ARCs – you have to love advance reader copies.  The opportunity to read those books that you love before they hit the shelves – to help spread the word.  Its a wonderful thing.
  4. Request sites – such as Netgalley – tell me how much you love these sites!  I love them.  Doesn’t everyone!  I always have a sense of anticipation when I log on there – it’s like a child walking into a toy story.
  5. Bloggers – my tbr may have exploded thanks to all of you people but you’re all lovely and without you I would have missed so many good books.
  6. Fantasy and everything that falls into that bracket.  Books, films, games.  Goblins, elves – even Sauron!
  7. Science fiction – ditto the above.  Imagine a world with no Star Trek no Star Wars – No Darth! pretty horrible eh?
  8. Bookshops everywhere – irresistible.  Some people are compulsive shoppers, clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery.  I’m not interested in all of that but whenever I spot a bookshop, store, stall or even a box with old cast out books – I simply have to look.  Call it an addiction if you like but it’s not one that I want to be cured of.
  9. Libraries – a whole room full of books – that you can temporarily take ownership of, for free!  I love libraries!
  10. Electronic reading devices – I didn’t expect to love you – but you’ve won me over. I can take a whole suitcase of books on holiday with me – without putting any actual book in my suitcase.  I can read a heavy 1000 page book  just holding it casually in my hand and flipping pages, I can read at the bus stop on a dark evening.  I can highlight all sorts of quotes and names easily and I can see a book and buy it within seconds!
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24 Responses to “Thank you..”

  1. Diana

    What a wonderful post. I am also thankful for all the things that you have mentioned although I don’t read sci-fi or fantasy. Happy thanksgiving Tuesday:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I don’t always read SFF – I used read quite a lot of contemporary but I guess I’m going through a phrase where I’m hooked on fantasy and sci fi.
      Happy Thanksgiving Tuesday to you too. 😀

  2. Tammy

    Great list, and I agree with each one! What would life be like without books??

  3. jessicabookworm

    I love and I am thankful for all these too 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Delightful list, I agree on all counts – especially nr. 8 (I’m a compulsive book shopper – is there a Bookworms Anonymous out there? LOL) and nr. 10 (how do I love my e-reader!!) 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love books – what can I say – I missed a few things off here now I think about it! Goodreads for example! still, you can’t fit everything in.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Danya @ Fine Print

    Libraries and bloggers would definitely be at the top of my list… but then again I am pretty biased. 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I love my library! I’ve had a library card since I was a little girl and I couldn’t do without it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Carmen

    Well said, Lynn! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks and give yourself a round of applause for being a great blogger.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    Oh, what a fabulous post, Lynn:). I heartily echo your gratitude – I never fail to feel awed and excited that modern technology allows me to share my passion and hobby with people all around the world!

  8. Caitlin Stern

    Oh, libraries! I have written about them so often, and praised them to my friends. They’re so convenient, even if they do insist on having the books back… 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re such meanies aren’t they! But I still love them.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Definitely a huge thank you goes to the publishers who so generously give us the chance to discover and read all these great books. And libraries and librarians as well! Without their hard work, I would not have my blog 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Exactly – the world would be just so dull without all our lovely books. So, thanks where it’s due.
      Lynn 😀

  10. mNaiha

    Well couldn’t be less thankful for any of those you mentioned – specially libraries – oh bless the owners and librarians ❤

  11. ChrissiReads

    Lovely post! So many things to be thankful for. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – this week’s posts by everyone were brilliant 😀

  12. Jamie Wu

    Great post! I definitely agree about fantasy and sci-fi. I can’t imagine a world without Star Wars at all. The horror!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Aahahahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It’s okay, I’ve calmed down now, I’m breathing.
      Seriously though – imagine!
      Lynn 😀

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