This week for Top Ten Tuesday we are sharing the things we are thankful for. I decided to keep mine all bookish to a degree. In no particular order...
1. My Husband
I married the love of my life a little over a year ago and I couldn't be happier. Although he occasionally gets on my nerves, he is a great guy who loves me and cares for me. Most importantly, he loves it when I read and snuggle up next to him while he plays his video games. It is a win-win situation. Did I also mention that he is really good at helping me not to procrastinate on things such as blog posts? Well he is, so we should all be thankful for that. ;)
2. My Family
Not only is my family always there for me, but lucky for me I have a mom who loves reading. Thanks to my mom and my dad reading to me all the time as a kid and then continuing to encourage me to read a lot on my own I was able to discover the wonderful world of books. Oh... and I love my brothers too, even if they don't read as much as me, and a quick shout out to my oh so crazy extended family and my husband's family.
3. The Library
My husband and I moved over the summer to a new town because my husband got a new job. So not only am I beyond thankful for my local public library for providing my reading addiction with a huge amount of free books, but I am thankful I got a job working there as well.
I know this is general but let's be honest, I wouldn't have this blog if it wasn't for books, and my life wouldn't be as nearly as awesome if I wasn't always reading and escaping into their pages.
5. My e-reader
I still prefer the printed word but my e-reader is a savior on long car rides and vacations due to its portable size and ability to hold hundreds of books.
6. My Blog & Blogger Friends
I am beyond thankful for this blog. I have made some great blogger reading friends that I would never have otherwise. I also love being able to share my love of books with so many others out there in the world.
I love when it gets chilly out solely because I have an excuse to break out my cardigans and sweaters and other warm clothing. I don't know why but my favorite time to read and write is all snuggled up on the couch in a nice warm comfortable sweater.
I am a big coffee drinker and I swear that most days if I didn't have any I wouldn't be able to function. Iced or hot I do my best reading, writing, and blogging while drinking coffee. I swear.
9. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
I am thankful for NaNoWriMo because it got me to finally sit down on my butt and write that novel I have always wanted to write and said I would but never did. I finished NaNo on Nov. 19 when I hit the goal of writing 50,000 words. I am still working on it since my novel is not yet finished. I'm now close to 60k. My plan is to have my very first very rough draft of my novel done before Christmas and I know I can do it. Then the new year will be revision time!
I am always thankful for authors. (I know this is obvious but I wanted to say it.) I love when one of my favorite authors comes out with a new book and I love discovering new authors. Without them I wouldn't have so many awesome books to read.