I thought I’d participate in The Thanks U Give, which is being hosted by Chasing Faerytales and Stay Bookish. It’s a sort of bookish Thanksgiving celebration, and there are so many bookish things to be thankful for! Make sure you head over to the main post to enter the giveaway, because HarperCollins was generous enough to sponsor!
So, here are a list of (some of the) reasons I’m thankful for
the Book Blogging Community:
You Get Me
How often do you find other people who want to talk about books or blogging all the time? Well, probably not all that often in “real” life, but that’s okay. My book blogger friends know what it’s like to be slightly (okay, majorly) addicted to books and they won’t question my decision to stay up until 2:00 to finish one off.
You Broaden My Horizons
I’ve spent most of my life relatively insulated in my own little world, interacting with people who have perspectives that are similar to mine. I live in middle class suburbia, so this is easy to do, let’s face it. The book blogging community, on the other hand, is huge and diverse and dynamic. You guys challenge me to see things differently and look at issues from lots of different perspectives, and I love that!
Oh, and anytime I start to lose hope in humanity, my lovely bookish friends are right there to remind me how amazing you are! 🙂
You’re Always There—Literally
One thing I never thought about when I started blogging was how I now have friends from all around the world. When I’m being an insomniac and everyone in their right minds near me is sound asleep—I still have friends I can talk to on Twitter!
You Introduce Me to Amazing Books!
This one is pretty obvious, but still deserves a mention. This is actually a blessing and a curse: I never knew what a plethora of books I was missing before I started blogging! Now I can sometimes get weighed down by the sheer weight of my TBR, but it’s all worth it—I wouldn’t have found half of my favorite books without you!
You Share Pretty Pictures for Me To Feast My Eyes On
I wish I were a better photographer. I wish I had that artistic eye that captures beauty in unique ways. But I just don’t. So I have to rely on you, my lovely bookish friends to take gorgeous book pictures for me and Bookstagram them. You never let me down.
You’re … You
I haven’t just met a collective group of awesome people (though I have). I’ve also made some really fantastic friends—the individuals who make up our book blogging community, who make me laugh (and sometimes cry) and remind me how much books bring people together!
And even though this is a post about book bloggers, I have to mention how incredibly grateful I am for the authors that bring us those amazing books. Obviously, we wouldn’t be a book blogging community without you!
What’s your favorite part of being a book blogger or about the blogging community? Anything you’re particularly thankful for? I want to know!