Time to be Thankful!

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It’s that time of year again! I know I, for one, am counting down the hours to watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade (no joke, that’s the thing I missed most about being out of the country for Thanksgiving 2 years in a row), stuffing myself with more food than I should eat, and spending enough time with my extended family to remind me why I like living 3 hours away from them! But before that, I’d like to take some time to do what the holiday is supposed to be for: be thankful! There are so many bookish people I am thankful for, and I feel like I don’t take enough opportunities to thank them. These are in no particular order, and I’m sure I’ll forget someone in the process – please don’t be offended, because I am thankful for EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!


  • Kristin Cashore (The Seven Realms series) – Her books have had a major effect on me, both for her writing style, and their topics. If I had to pick one writer that I wanted to be when I grow up, it would be her. Plus, she is such an inspirational person for me, living with similar RSI’s (though hers are much more prohibitive than mine).
  • Beth Revis (Across the Universe) – Beth Revis is one of my favorite blogging authors. She writes funny and accessible posts about writing, and some pretty good novels too!
  • Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss) – Another of my favorite blogging authors. I love her books, I love her blog posts, I love her fancy hair colors. I think if I ever got to meet her, well, I don’t even know, but I’d be REALLY happy!
  • Maureen Johnson (SO MANY THINGS, but most recently Name of the Star) – Maureen writes THE funniest tweets and posts ever. I admire her so much for her “I’m me, love it or leave it” attitude. Oh, and the great books, that too.
  • All authors EVER – I know, this is a cop-out. But seriously, without authors, books wouldn’t exist and without books, I think I might actually have to curl up in a corner and wait to die. I COULD NOT LIVE!


  •  Amanda (On a Book Bender) – I want to be Amanda when I grow up. She has such class, and always writes really insightful discussions and reviews. At the same time, she knows when to cut loose – I’ve never laughed harder at a blog post than when reading one of her GLA posts with Kelly!
  • Jamie (Perpetual Page Turner) – I don’t know Jamie on a personal level like I do some of my favorite bloggers, but I love her posts! She doesn’t read much of the same stuff as I do, but her discussion posts always get me thinking!
  • Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) – I know, I plug Kristilyn a lot. But seriously, I could not love her more! She lets me come up with crazy ideas AND THEN AGREES TO DO THEM WITH ME! She has three snazzy blogs (more than I could ever imagine keeping up with!) and puts out amazing content on all three. I can’t imagine a blogging life without her around anymore, so I really hope she keeps it up for a long time.
  • Smash (Smash Attack Reads) – Smash is another blogger who likes way different books than me, but I love following for the non-review posts. She has sass, writes incredibly smart discussions, and I love her sense of humor!
  • The whole community in general – I would never have kept going without the supportive community you have all built. Every time I’ve considered quitting, someone has done or said something that brought me back from that ledge, and I am insanely grateful for that. The blogging community has become so much a part of my life that I cannot imagine being without it – and that’s all due to you!

And of course, I am grateful to anyone who has ever commented on anything I wrote. I live for comments, and every one makes my day.

Now, go have a piece of turkey and celebrate! You deserve it!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? (Also, because I’m curious, if you don’t live in the US, do you have a holiday to be thankful on?)

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3 Responses to “Time to be Thankful!”

  1. Maureen Johnson really brightens my Twitter timeline. She’s my hero!

    I am thankful for you, too, Anne! *hugs*

  2. Aww, thank you, Anne! I’m thankful for you, too!!

    And yay for all the authors, ever! :)

    Happy belated Thanksgiving!

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