This week's Monday Discussion is a no-brainer. I thought I would use the Thanksgiving holiday to give us all the time to reflect on what we are most thankful for, but in terms of our reading lives. I'll go first.
I am most thankful for the fact that it is my job to read and write about books. I am thankful that I have a career which revolves around helping others to find their next good read, and that I am able to train librarians to help their patrons with their leisure reading needs. Getting pad for all of this is a dream come true.
I am thankful for my ladies in the book club. We will have been together 10 years come this January. They are a lively bunch of "mature women." (their favorite phrase to describe themselves) I look forward to our meetings as much as they do. We learn from each other, and have shared many great books over the years. Click here to see what we have read and talked about over that time.
I am thankful that my children love to read. I realize that the fact that my husband and I are readers helps this. But I know plenty of librarians who love to read, whose children are reluctant readers. I am thankful that my kids look forward to a rainy day with no school so they can finish their Percy Jackson novel.
I am thankful for my colleagues at the BPL, Dominican University, NoveList, ALA Editions and the ARRT Steering Committee who share my love of reading and my passion for training progressive and responsive librarians.
Finally, I am thankful for all of you who read this blog and use it to help yourselves or your patrons.
Now, please share your reading realted thankful list with me.
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