Monday, October 11, 2010

Musing Monday..Thank You, Thank You!

Ok, a bit late, but I was working so let's check out this week's Musing Monday question from from MizB at Should Be Reading...

"First of all… Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian readers! :D
This week’s musing is in honor of the holiday
In regards to books, reading, the publishing industry, etc… What are you most grateful for? Why? Have you ever done anything to tangibly show your appreciation?"

Well, I am sure others have said it, but most of all I am thankful for having been given the gift of the love of reading. Was it inherited, did I get it from the example of my mother, from the teachers at school? I am not sure...but what a great thing it is, to be able to read and to get so, so much enjoyment from it.

I am thankful for the great library system I had access to when I was a kid in Newark, NJ. Newark was lacking in many things, but it still had a good library system and my local branch was a place I spent many a happy hour and the source of many a great book.

I am thankful, so very thankful, for all the talented authors who have poured themselves into their books, the thousands of books of every style and subject matter that I have been lucky enough to read since I was a wee Caite. For the much smaller amount of time I have wasted on the work of the not so talented, I am not quite as thankful. But I still appreciate their effort.

I am thankful..at least on most days...that I started blogging and happened upon all the great blogs I have found since then, full of interesting people from all over the world. Every day, they share their love of books and have introduced me to so many great books through their wonderful reviews. Sadly...or happily..many of those recommended books are still waiting for their turn in my Towering To Be Read Pile. A Giant Bank of Books...

How do I show my appreciation? Well, I still like to support my local library. It is a wonderful resource and if we don't use it, it will disappear. I show it buying books- in brick and mortar stores and online stores and used book stores and any sort of place that sells books. And I try, in my very, very small way, through my blog, to be part of a book loving community. It is the chance to pass on, from time to time, the excitement of finding a real wonderful book, one of the greatest things you can share and something I really enjoy.

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely post! I second all of that ... except I never lived in Newark.

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  2. Not everyone is so lucky. ;-)

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  3. I third what you said. I would also add that I am grateful for Bandit.

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  4. ...and Sammy!! Sammy is such a good little fellow.

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  5. aww....Sammy did nothing interesting to show this week.

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