November 26, 2013

TTT #14: Top Ten Things I am Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.  

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.

4. Books

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.

7. Sweaters/Hoodies/Cardigans

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.

8. Coffee

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!

10. Authors

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.


  1. Well done on NaNoWriMo! That's awesome! I enjoyed your list. Good luck to you and your husband in your life together.

  2. Great list :-) I'm thankful for a lot of the same things as you. I love the blogging community!

  3. I remember that you started a new job, but somehow missed the fact that it's at a library! That's pretty awesome -- I am very thankful for my library (particularly for their awesome audiobook collections because those are expensive to get on your own!)

    I'm grateful to have you as a blogging friend -- blogging wouldn't be quite as much fun without the interaction and the sharing of a common interest :)

    And I wuld love to read your book someday -- good luck with the continuing process, it can't be easy!

    1. It's music to my ears every time I hear someone say they use their local library. :)

      Oh I hope you will be reading it someday too. :)

      Oh and you are a great blogging friend, I'm so glad we met.

  4. YOU WORK IN A LIBRARY????? *****jealous*****

    This is a wonderful list. So many points I agree on! I'm loving this week's TTT because my own most valued parts of life are being echoed on all the blogs I read. I'm thankful for you, for your blog, and for your love of books - because reading is even better when there are fellow book lovers to share it with!

    M from Backlist Books

    1. It's only part-time but I do work at a library and I love it! :) I'm so thankful to have gotten that job.

      I loved this post too...sharing all the bookish love is making me smile. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Coffee! I am thankful for it, too!! And hoodies, sweater and cardigans? Favorite clothes ever! that's why I love autumn and winter :)

    1. I'm so excited that they are your favorite clothes too!! My husband things I'm so weird when I get super excited that I can break out my cardigans and the like.

  6. I thought I was a total weirdo for putting the library on my list, but I'm so happy to see it on so many other lists. Congrats on your NaNoWriMo success! That's so amazing. Best of luck finishing the novel and editing!

    1. Thanks! It made me smile every time I saw the library on someone's list.

  7. Wonderful, wonderful list :) I am more or less thankful for many of the same things (except your husband and family of course, cause that would just be weird =P) but coffee, books, sweaters, the library, blogger friends <333 Life wouldn't be the same without these things!

    1. That would be a little weird, but I mean they are awesome. :D

  8. Great list! :) My husband and daughter topped my list as well along with the library as it provides both my career and refuge. Thanks for stopping by Love.Life.Read! Happy Reading. :)

  9. I work at the library, too! Yay!


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