I'm thankful for every writer, every editor, every publisher, every artist, every supportive friend and family member, every inventor, every teacher, every translator, every reader, and every single person throughout time who has impacted and influenced things to create this amazing world we live in in which we have an endless supply of amazing books in all different genres about all different things for all different ages available to us to enjoy as we please.
Because, ultimately, I'm thankful for those books and all the wonderful things they've done for me. And all those wonderful things is exactly what this post is about!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week was a Thanksgiving freebie, so my topic is:
Top Ten Reasons I’m Thankful for Books
10. Because of Books, I Stayed Out of Trouble
Actually, because of books, I also got into trouble because I would read in class when I was supposed to be paying attention. But I could’ve spent my teenage years rebelling; instead I spent them reading!
9. Because of Books, I Always Have Something to Throw at People
Just kidding, I don’t throw my books at people. That would be downright cruel. My poor, little book babies could get hurt.
8. Because of Books, I Always Have Something to Talk About
Not all non-bookworms will want to hear about the amazing (or terrible) book you just read, but I’m lucky enough to know one who does every time we talk :-P And it’s only fair that we get to talk about books when everyone else gets to talk about shows and movies, right?
7. Because of Books, I Have Made Friends
I wouldn’t have met any of you if not for books bringing us all together!
6. Because of Books, I Know More Interesting Things
Even in fiction books, you learn about things you didn’t know about before, whether it has to do with the hobby or job of a character, the setting where the story takes place, a bit of science or history that relates to the story, etc. If nothing else, you at least learn new vocabulary.
5. Because of Books, I Have Laughed and Smiled
Some times I’ve laughed so hard my stomach hurt. Other times I’ve squealed with an overflow of adorable-ness. Other times I’ve grinned like a fool. And happiness is great for you :-D
4. Because of Books, I Always Have Something to Do
It doesn’t matter where you are, what time it is, if you’re alone, or how good the wifi is—when you’ve got a book, you will never be bored! And they’re small enough to bring everywhere!
3. Because of Books, I Can Escape Life When I Need To
Everyone goes through tough times, and escaping for a little while helps relieve stress so you can better handle things. And in my tough times, books have been the thing that has helped me through them.
2. Because of Books, I Understand Other People Better
I love trying to understand other people so that I can better relate and empathize, and books have always helped me do that.
1. Because of Books, I Am the Person I Am
I’ve been reading since I was little, and I have no doubt books—the ones I loved, the ones I hated, even the ones I can’t remember—have influenced and shaped me more in more ways than I can ever know.