With Thanksgiving coming up, it’s probably not a surprise that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is about bookish things you’re thankful for. I’m not American, but it’s always good to reflect on things you’re thankful for.
- My mother’s recommendations. Everything I read now, I can pretty much trace back to her recommendations when I was around nine years old. She seeded the ground for my love of science fiction and fantasy, and somewhat later, detective fiction as well.
- School. Because it was boring enough to push me to read under the table during class, thus nourishing both my love of reading and my ability to multitask.
- My wife. Because who else could I squee at so often, push books at so often, and feel a warm fuzzy glow at getting recommendations right for so often?
- My sister. Well, she’d be the other one, other than my wife and to a lesser degree, Mum.
- Dad. Because he has built me nearly endless amounts of bookshelves over the years.
- My bookshelves. Because let’s face it, they put up with a lot.
- My friends. Including people I know via blogging! A great source of recommendations and, I’ll admit it, gifts in the shape of books.
- Bookmarks. Well, really, what would we do without this humble class of object?
- Book clubs. I wouldn’t have discovered Jo Walton, for example, without book clubs…
- Libraries. Of course.
How about you?