Top Bookish Things I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.


So, I’m not really a sappy person.  I actually don’t really like when we go around the dining room table at Thanksgiving stating what we’re thankful for because it feels too public.  I’m more private, and when I want to tell someone how much I care about them, I like to do it one on one.  That’s just me, though.  So I decided to keep things book-related for this TTT, even though I didn’t have to.

In no particular order . . .

My Family
Yeah, so maybe I am being a little sappy here, but I’m trying not to be.  I’m just stating a fact – because of my family I am a book nerd – and proud of it.  From the time I was born, I was always going to the library and the bookstore, and I always saw family members reading.  Not just my parents, by my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins.  It’s hard to not like books when practically your whole family is the bookish-sort.

Access to free books.  Duh!  Also, it’s where I make my living now, too.  So ten points to libraries!

Book Bloggers
I can’t say how awesome it has been to meet other people who love books as much as I do.  Especially when my taste in books is different from most of my friends and family.

My Computer
I’m getting materialistic, here.  Seriously, how would I have discovered book bloggers without a computer.  Also, all the other books I found just by searching the web has been awesome!

For writing darn amazing books!

Where would we be without stories?  I love them for the escapism they provide when I need it, the way they help me figure things out, how they change the way I view the world, how they inspire conversations with people.

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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25 Responses to Top Bookish Things I’m Thankful For

  1. My family does that too– the go around the table and share. I agree, it’s personal and though we’re family, it just feels so weird to me.

    But, you’ve got a great list. 🙂

  2. I’m hoping my family doesn’t do that this year. I’m the same – my list was really hard to write this week! It sounds so amazing to have grown up with readers – no one around me really was when I was a kid, so blogging was the first time I got to interact with other people who got as excited about books as I did!

  3. Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in South Africa, my family does the around-the-table thing every year roundabout November/December. My little brother and I always get a little annoyed and ask if we can’t just write what we are thankful for down! For some reason it’s hard for us to speak it out loud. Maybe that’s wrong but… hey.
    (Great list, though. I love that you’re thankful for your family making you a bookworm – I’d never thought about it like that!)

  4. ChrissiReads says:

    I’m British, so don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but I think I’d find that really awkward too. I’m grateful my family and the book blogging community too 🙂

  5. IrisjeXx says:

    Great list! I share the sentiments about your family having been the one to stimulate your reading. Mine did too, every friday my mom would take me and my sister to the library and take 6 books with us (about every week haha). They made me the book nerd I am today, and I am very grateful for that.

  6. Charlotte says:

    Yay! You’re so lucky to have a big family of readers. In my family, I am the only reader. Oh well, there’s my younger sis but she just read when she’s in the mood.

    And although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I agree with you that being sappy should be done on one. I also don’t do well with public displayof emotions. Hahaha. I am more of a private person.

    Thanks for dropping by Thoughts and Pens. Sorry for the ultra late reply.

  7. I kept my list of thankful things bookish too 🙂 But I like that you added a bit of personality to each of yours as well. I am jealous of your family and how reading was a center piece growing up. My parents never discouraged reading, but they didn’t exactly promote it either. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I discovered my love for literature. Better late than never though, right? Happy Thanksgiving Quinn!

  8. Julie S. says:

    Great list! I like that we’re sharing our thankful thoughts.

  9. Liesel Hill says:

    Where would we be without stories? And books? And libraries. Totally agree! 😀 So much to be thankful for, it’s hard to just name ten.

    My TTT

  10. Same here..libraries need more love free acess to books is a treasure!

  11. My parents love reading too! I’m very fortunate to also have being raised in a bookish home. I love the library too, and although I love having my own books, I love going to the library 🙂

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My TTT!

  12. Doris says:

    Amazing list! I forgot to include my family/dogs on the list because I was too busy fangirling over a certain TV show that I’m thankful for and now I feel silly


    Doris @ OABR

  13. Libraries rock! They’re on my TTT list, too, along with bookstores and authors. I am so addicted to reading, I don’t know what I would do if there were suddenly no books!

  14. Yes yes yes to book bloggers! I love this community.

  15. M. says:

    Excellent list – totally concur! Also can I just say how lucky you are to work in a library? I’d love to spend my days surrounded by books and helping people discover new authors and stories they might have passed over otherwise. Talk about fulfilling! (And yes, I know it’s probably not *all* like that, but still. Pretty awesome!)

  16. That is a terrific list. I am grateful for this holiday. When I was in high school, I spent one year living in Brazil and of course they do not celebrate Thanksgiving. I realized then just how much I missed the traditions that came with turkey day growing up — a long weekend at my grandparents’ house, the fire in the hearth, the hours-long meal where we ate and ate and ate, the walk afterwards outside in the brisk, dark night to burn off the calories, but really to talk more to family members we didn’t see but a couple times a year., E.T. on television that night, and then traipsing back into the kitchen to sneak another snack. With businesses declaring war on this holiday by opening their doors now on Thanksgiving, I am thankful that my childhood took place at time when Thanksgiving was about family ties and connections and simply being together.

  17. I’m so happy (and I’m sure you are too) to see libraries on so many lists this week. I felt weird putting it on mine, but I’m glad other people are just as weird as I am. Which brings me to how I’m thankful for book bloggers, too!

  18. Angie says:

    Love libraries so much. Honestly I wouldn’t be the reader I am without them. I don’t have money for buying all those books so this makes life perfect.

  19. maria helena says:

    Great list! Libraries, family and writer’s made my list as well.

  20. caitlinm says:

    I love book bloggers, too, which is (partly) why I’ve nominated you to receive The Versatile Blogger Award! 🙂 Thanks for inviting us into your book nook, at least digitally!

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