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Friday, November 25, 2011

Follow Friday (18): Thanksgiving Edition

imageQ: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

A: I don’t think that Parajunkee and Alison knew what they’re getting themselves into with question!  Answers to this question might be quite long!

First, I am thankful for my wife, Rebecca.  Without her decision to begin book blogging, I would never have gotten into this whole monster that consumes my life…in a good way!  Book blogging & reading have become my hobbies.  And I was desperately in need of a hobby!

I am thankful for there being such an encouraging and welcoming community of fellow bookish-types out there.  Though we all have the same ultimate goal (to get good galleys!), there’s no hatred, intense competition, etc.  Just awesome people doing awesome things!

The various blog hops out there bring us all together, so I am thankful for all the hosts and all the time and effort they put into to making them awesome!

And this post wouldn’t be complete without throwing some thanks out the authors  and the publishing companies of the books we read and review.  What would a book blog be without the books to review?  Um, yeah, I had the same though about the answer to that question.  I know my blog would be so sad without all the book reviews!

Ms. Rachel, thanks needs to be given to you, too for mentioning me in your post!

What books am I thankful for reading?  Honestly, I’m thankful that Stephanie Meyer wrote the Twilight series.  For, if I had not read it, I wouldn’t have been compelled to find something better to read (hence the name of my blog).  If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I hate the Twilight books.  But, yes, they did inspire me to keep reading.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

Get to reading,


  1. I swear in every FF you throw in a little Twilight hate. LOL

  2. Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

    New Follower :)

    If you have a moment, please come and vote on your favorite YA Novel's Character:

  3. Your wife is Rebecca!!?? OOh I didn't know that! That is awesome I LOVE you guys!! :D And no Twilight hate now now! Tsk tsk!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. It's my 1st time at your blog, so maybe that's why it's the 1st time I've seen that Twilight inspired you to find something better to read - lol! I haven't read the Twilight series - but that statement was too funny.

  5. The book blogging community is always something to be thankful for! I am also thankful for Twilight :)

    Old follower here for the hop!

  6. Lmao!! I love the last part about Twilight! Just last night I finally got around to posting a rant about it. If you're interested, here it is

    And, yes, the book blogging community is one of the greatest I've found!

    Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday_25.html

    New follower ^_~

    sinn @ sinnful books

  7. haha.. oh twilight

    New Follower! :)

    Cassy @ Late Night Reads

  8. New follower, hopping through!

    Haha, I recently told someone the same thing about the Twilight series. If anything, I'm thankful that Twilight showed me how YA is done wrong and definitely how NOT to write a YA female protagonist...I have very strong *coughhatefulcough* feelings toward Bella Swan ;)

    Here's my FF

  9. Your reason for starting a blog is quite hilarious. How I wish more people could share your opinion...

    PS: I'm a new follower! Feel free to check out my Frivolously-Follow-Me-Friday post here. Thanks!

  10. I guess not everybody can love Twilight, but I'm still obsessed lol, here's mine


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