This is a book chat
that Misty from the BookRat did in honor of Thanksgiving. It’s November, which
means thanksgiving in the US. And she decided to talk about bookish things
she’s thankful for. And I really liked that idea. So I’m going to write about
that. It can be books, authors, people, things.
First of all: my
mother is someone bookish I am very thankful for. She is a librarian, and she
loves reading. She is always reading. She would always bring books home for my
sister and me. She read the Hobbit to us when we were quite young. She would
always bring me new books, suggest I go to the library, she signed me up for a
book club so I got books once a month. In a similar vein I am very grateful for
my dad, who also reads quite a lot, and who got me my first library card, I
lose things, I have another one now. But I think I was seven, or eight, and he
took me to the library and got me a library card. I’m thankful for my
grandmother, who would always read to my sister and me.
I’m thankful for my
sister who reads a lot of the same books, and kinds of books as me, and we can
talk about the books, and give each other books. I don’t know if she’s as
insane about books as me, but I know she will always be ready for in-depth,
intense, bizarre discussions about certain Wheel of Time characters, or aspects
of Harry Potter.
I am insanely thankful
for my best friend, who I can sit with and talk about books, who puts up with
me shoving books at her and then reads them and she randomly texts me something
she loves about that book and we talk about it and it’s weird and wonderful and
she is just lovely.
Books I am thankful
for would for instance be Harry Potter and the Pippi Longstocking books, which
were the staples of my childhood. I am also thankful for a Norwegian author
named Anne-Cath. Vestly, who wrote children’s books. I think I read pretty much
all of them, and it’s the first books I can remember reading by myself. I’m
thankful for Neil Gaiman for expanding my horizons and being awesome.
And lastly I’m
thankful for the booktube community, which has given me so many recommendations
and shown me different books to read and generally being awesome. The amount of
books I’ve read because of booktubers, is ridiculous.
Yeah, so these are bookish things I'm thankful for. And it's nice. Whoop whoop. Thankfulness.