Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Thanksgiving-themed freebie, so I’m listing the top ten bookish things I’m thankful for.
My Bookish Thankful List
1. Parents who could afford to buy me books. Books are a luxury item that many people in the world can’t afford. Luckily, I grew up with parents who could buy me as many books as I wanted.
2. The books I got in my Christmas stockings. My parents gave me books as Christmas presents. I don’t know how they decided which books to buy me, but I got some really good ones.
3. My education. I’ve gone to a bunch of different schools, and a lot of my education has focused on bookish topics. First I studied English lit., then publishing, now children’s lit.
4. Children’s Illustrated Classics. Are these still a thing? They’re classic books rewritten and illustrated for children. I loved them when I was a kid. My favorites were Black Beauty and The Call of the Wild.
5. Stephen King. I didn’t start to love reading until I discovered Stephen King when I was a preteen.
6. Edgar Allan Poe. I first read his poetry when I was in middle school. I became obsessed with his work. Reading his poems and stories gave me the courage to read the adult versions of other classics.
7. Margaret Atwood. She changed the way that teenaged me thought about stories and how they could be told.
8. The book blogging community. You guys are awesome.
9. My computer. I wouldn’t be able to blog without it. Plus, all my friends live inside the computer.
10. The ability to understand English. I wish I knew more languages, but English is so widely spoken that it’s pretty easy to find English translations of well-loved books.
What bookish things are you thankful for?