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.

9 comments:

caite said...

a marriage based on a mutual allowance of books...excellent! lol

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I definitely need to find a man who doesn't mind lots if books.


Here is mine

Sharon Bially said...

On the marriage side - I'm grateful for a husband who has FINALLY (after many years) accepted that writing will always be a part of my life, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer.

On the book side, I'm grateful that times are changing, and that the digital revolution is making it possible for more people to share stories than ever before.

Zibilee said...

I am thankful also for a husband who doesn't mind the piles of books everywhere and for children who love to read as much as I do. I am also thankful for having found a great community in the book blogging world with whom I can share my ideas and form close friendships. I loved this post!

Kelly said...

Yay for librarians! (I'm a substitute librarian). I need to find a guy who doesn't mind a lot of books, too. . . .

Here's my MM: http://thebookscapereport.blogspot.com/2010/10/musing-mondays_11.html

jewwishes said...

I'm thankful for BEING.

Connolly-Ahern (Col Reads) said...

I am thankful for those blissful, quiet moments when I can focus on a book. And for all the din of my family's busy life that makes focusing on a book impossible most of the time!

Kathleen said...

I'm thankful for the freedom to read what I want and for the wonderful selection of books that my local library carries that keeps me in reading material year round!

Vasilly said...

Great answers. You said it all.