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Monday, October 31, 2011

Show Gratitude for Books (& maybe win a few!)

Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe, is really excited about Thanksgiving coming up.  I, too, am a huge fan of Thanksgiving (and the food!) and in honor of Thanksgiving, Beth suggested we bloggers post about the book we are most thankful for.  And she’s hosting an awesome contest (click the picture or link to learn more!) related to it!

I recently finished (and reviewed) All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin where printed books…ALL printed books…were collectors items and very rare.  Now, it didn’t say anything about eBooks being available, but I can only assume they are.  In Matched by Ally Condie, there were only 100 books saved by The Society.  Only 100 books!

Like most book bloggers, I read A LOT—over 50 books this year alone.  And to think about not having books or only having 100 (and only in digital form) is frightening!  I don’t know what I’d do if there weren’t any or many bound books.  My Kobo is like my second best friend and I don’t know what' I’d do without it, but there’s something special about a paper-and-ink book, the way is smells and feels.  The way the words are on the page, the texture of the paper.

Though I can’t pick one book that I am most thankful for, I am eternally grateful that we have books at our disposal any time we want them, digital or print.  Reading is my hobby.  The hobby.  It’s something I look forward to daily and something I take great joy in.  Reading enriches my life, broadens my horizons, and takes me to places that I’d never be able to go on my own.

And more than being thankful for books, I am thankful for the authors, the creative minds behind the stories that entertain me and make me think.  For, without the authors, there would be no books!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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