Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, in honour of our friends across the pond, is all about things we are thankful for.
I have a lot to be thankful for. Most of it isn’t going to make it onto this particular list, which I’m going to just devote to the bookish things in my life that I appreciate. Here you are:
1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Did I mention that I’m loving this? You could ask me why but I’m not sure I’d be able to tell you.
2. Lunchtimes. I’ve recently made friends with two other like-minded people who also sneak to the same corner of our building for quiet reading at lunch time. We’ve started combining food, reading and general book related chit chat for an hour and it’s very nice indeed.
3. This blog and my blogging friends. Remember the days when I used to keep my opinions about books to myself? Nah, me neither. This is so much better and makes my reading experiences so much richer. Thanks for all for the support and recommendations over the past few years.
4. TV adaptations. I have both Amazing Grace on Netflix and the BBC’s adaptation of Howard’s End (god knows I love a costume drama) all saved up and ready to watch. Now I just need some time in which to watch them.
5. Amazon wishlists. Grrrr. I hate having to write this but having a list of all the books I want to read saved in one place where other people can view them too does make things a bit easier. I am rubbish at remembering what I’d like for Christmas.
6. Annual leave. I have one whole week off work coming up immediately after Christmas and I fully intend to spend every last second of it reading. It can’t come round quick enough.
7. The prospect of writing an end-of-year summary. I truly believe that writing a final sum up of my reading year could be my favourite part of the blogging calendar. I take it very seriously. I have a spreadsheet.
8. Winter ghost stories. Once I’ve done with The Luminaries I might try to squeeze in a couple more of those classic ghost stories. Reading them by firelight feels pretty cosy at this time of year.
9. My local library. It’s brilliant and I don’t say it enough.
10. This list being over. It was surprisingly difficult. Does this make me a bad person?