Saturday, December 29, 2018

TToT: Thankful for Reading

Another year is coming to an end, and I have much to be thankful for.  One of the things that brings joy to my life is my abitilty to read.
I am thankful for my parents who personally modeled reading regularly, for my mom who read to me all the time, for my teachers who helped me crack the code so that I could read the written word for myself.

I am thankful for Goodreads where I can track the books I read each year, interact with other people who love an author or book as much as I do, and discover books I would never know about otherwise.

I am thankful for authors who can captivate me with their stories or even just the way they turn a single phrase. I am thankful they transport me to other places and times where I am encouraged to dream or blessed to escape the daily news.

I am thankful for the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library which is absolutely top shelf...pun intended.

My Ten Favorite Books This Year
The Bell Jar
The Nightingale
Fareinheit 451
The Girl Before
Eleanor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine
I'd Rather Be Reading
Fed Up
The Woman Next Door

Ten Things of Thankful


  1. I loved Eleanor Oliphant--not sure if I read her this year or last, but I loved her. And I just bought the audiobook of The Nightingale. I suspect we have similar tastes in books--so now I have some new ones to check out. :-)

    1. If you have not read The Martian, I highly recommend it. We saw the movie and enjoyed it, but I wasn't feeling the need to read the book. Then my husband's company added a reading area in the office. Comfy furniture and a bookshelf for people to bring in books they have enjoyed for others to "check out". I picked out a few books, The Martian being one of them. I loved the author's sarcastic wit. I read in bed and woke my husband laughing more than once reading this book.
      And Gemma Hartley's Fed Up is a great study in how we as women overextend ourselves in relationships----or maybe it is better said how society's expectations of who is responsible for what is askew. Reading that one caused me to say out loud--You got that right--a time or two.


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