Monday, October 11, 2010

Musing Mondays- What Are You Thankful For?

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?

I'm thankful for so many things. I'm thankful for the US Constitution and our American First Amendment freedom of speech, which keeps us free of government censorship. I'm thankful for the wonderful bookstores- independent and chain- that provide us with great books to read and the smart booksellers who run them. I'm thankful for the wonderful writers and global literary culture responsible for the books stocked in the stores. I'm thankful for the publishers who bring the books to market. I'm thankful for every teacher and librarian who ever put a book in my hands. I'm very thankful for the Beverly Public Library, where I grew up and spent many, many hours reading anything I could put my hands on. And I'm thankful to be married to a man who doesn't mind all the piles and piles of books that come in (and out) of our home all the time!

What have I done to show my appreciation? I shop indie as much as possible, to keep those great stores open; I became a librarian and dedicated my professional life to the freedom to read; and I don't give my husband a hard time about his books either!

Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB at ShouldBeReading.