Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.
Guess what?! You’ll never believe it!
This post…was scheduled!
I actually made a post in advance and pressed that little schedule button. I’m surprised that no pigs have flown past my window yet, but until that time I’m going to celebrate this extraordinary accomplishment!
And after that, here are my Top Ten things that I am thankful for this year, both personal and bookish.
The personal ones…
The most important thing in my life is the people. My parents, my sisters, my boyfriend, my best friend and all the rest of my family and friends. Life would be so very lonely without them all and I don’t think I would have made it through half of the bad times without them. So thanks to you all, for being there when I needed you and for putting up with me the rest of the time!
I may not have the most perfect health (I’m diabetic) but compared to other people in the world I have it easy. I can live a normal life and as long as I am good (which is hard when there is so much yummy chocolate in the world!) then my health should continue the way that it s which means a long and happy life for me which I am so grateful for every single day. As I am for my job. I had quite a dark year of no work before I got this job and it was a real struggle to pick myself back up again, but I did it and I am also very grateful for that.
There are so many horrible things happening around the world at the moment. People’s homes being destroyed, people fleeing their homes and people’s safety in their homes being taken away. I am lucky to be one of those people with a roof over my head when so many don’t. I have somewhere warm and safe to go when things get bad and it hurts so much to see all the people around that world who don’t have that right now. So for that reason I am thankful for home.
And now for the bookish ones…
It makes me so sad to know that there are hundreds of thousands of people in the world today who cannot read. Who never have and maybe never will pick up a book and escape to another world or into another characters life. Books are magic and they have taught me so much. I believe that everyone has the right to be able to read and so I am thankful that I am one of the lucky ones who can.
I am thank for for Goodreads and all the books that I have discovered because of it. All the people I have met through it and the book club reading groups I have joined. I don’t know how I lived without goodreads for all those years and now it is the first website I go on, before my social media. So thanks Goodreads, you gave life that extra little sparkle!
I love going to bookish events and standing there in the middle of it surround by lots of other people and thinking, these people all love the same thing as me. The first even I went to was YALC and I went by myself and it was scary, but it was also incredible to discover this whole bookish community that I have never known away from my computer screen. I’, so grateful for the opportunities that I have been offered as a blogger and for the amazing authors and people I have met all through events, both ones on my blog and ones out int he real world.
I am so grateful that my parents encouraged me to read and bought me so many fantastic books. Books that have taught me things, both knowledgeable and personal. Books that have changed my opinions on things and books that have changed my life. I’ve had such a rich reading history and I am so grateful for each and every book that I have had the chance to read, whether I liked it or not, each one means something.
This one is kind of the same as the previous one, but also kind of different. I am thankful for the amazing authors whose books I have had the honour of reading. The books that make me cry, the books that make me angry, the books that make me laugh out loud (always in awkward places) the books that I throw at my wall (and then pick up, stroke and apologise to!). I love books that make me feel something, no matter what they are about. And lucky for me I have had the chance to read some incredible books that took me on emotional rollarcoasters. Here’s to hoping to lots more in the future.