Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things I’m Thankful For

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?


  1. Oh I can relate to a lot of the ones you mentioned (parents buying books hehe, E.A.Poe my favorite poem was written by him, my computer and the book-blog community I recently joined and obviously English... I'm very proud of my English level specially when compared to most Spaniard's level *it's sad*)

    Apart from those I am thankful for being native in Spanish. Some books have been never translated to English even though they're great and I am glad I was able to read them.

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

  2. Atwood and King have been a great addition to everyone who reads! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

  3. This is such a great list, and it really got me thinking about some of the things I've taken for granted. It really is a privilege to grow up with access to awesome books, because not every one has that luxury. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Check out the books I'm grateful for!

  4. I agree with Blogging Community and my computer big time!! Super thankful for them. Great list!!

  5. I will forever be thankful that my mom was able to afford me books to read growing up - especially since our local libraries were small and pretty much sucked haha! I second your thoughts on getting an education! Children's Classics too, they probably made us into the readers that we are today :) I adore Poe as well ♥ I used to read him more as a teen, but I still love him now! The blogging community, computers and the ability to understand and read English are great ones too - I'd hate to have to read French books all the time O.O Awesome list and happy hump day! xx

  6. The book blogging community is so awesome and supportive -- couldn't be more proud to be a part of it. And family who buys me books is a total yes. Ooh and love Edgar Allen Poe! Nice list.

    ~Cari @ myaddictionbooks.blogspot.com