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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fantasy and everything that falls into that bracket. Books, films, games. Goblins, elves – even Sauron!
- Science fiction – ditto the above. Imagine a world with no Star Trek no Star Wars – No Darth! pretty horrible eh?
- 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.
- Libraries – a whole room full of books – that you can temporarily take ownership of, for free! I love libraries!
- 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!